Subjects

Some of the issues contributors are invited to address are as follows:

Displacement: 1. The removal of someone or something by someone or something else which takes their place; 2. The enforced departure of people from their homes, typically because of war, persecution, or natural disaster; 3. (Psychoanalysis) The unconscious transfer of an intense emotion from one object to another

• Geographical displacement, i.e. war and forced migration
• Cultural displacement, i.e., hybrid cultural practices caused by migration
• Professional displacement, i.e., unprecedented tasks for established professions
• Technological displacement, i.e., new media taking the place of the traditional designers’ role
• Domestic displacement, i.e. places of the homeless

Replacement: 1. A person or thing that takes the place of another; 2. A person who fills the role of (someone or something) with a substitute; 3. An immediate renewal of an unsuccessful attack, often while still on the lunge

• Corporeal replacement, i.e. prosthesis after personal turmoil or traumas
• Replacement of needs and priorities in everyday life
• Replacement of realities, i.e. the role of histories, memories, dreams and hopes in coping with turmoil.

Emplacement: 1. A structure on or in which something is firmly placed; 2. A platform or defended position where a gun is placed for firing; 3. (chiefly Geology) The process or state of setting something in place or being set in place

• Geographical emplacement, i.e. refugee camps
• Urban emplacement, i.e. urban renewal
• Corporeal emplacement, i.e. migrant enclaves
• Cultural emplacement, i.e. gentrification

Participants are invited to address these or similar themes as they relate to design discourses, production processes, products, producers and users.