Call for entries
Deadline: 1 April 2011

AMBIENCE´11
An international conference, and exhibition, which welcomes researchers and artists/designers/architects to the University of Borås/Sweden – 28-30 November 2011.

http://www.ambience11.se/

The Ambience conference focuses on the intersections and interfaces between technology, art and design. The first international conference in the Ambience series was held in Tampere, Finland in 2005. In Tampere 2005 the basic theme was “Intelligent ambience, including intelligent textiles, smart garments, intelligent home and living environment”. In Borås 2008 it was “Smart Textiles – Technology & Design” and in Borås 2011 it will be the new expressional crossroads where art, design, architecture and technology meet; digital architecture, interaction design, new media art and smart textiles.

With a foundation in artistic practice the conference will be organized as a meeting place where art, design, architect and technology communities can come together to discuss and share ideas on the interfaces between art and technology development; a place where art, design, architecture and technology can meet and interact, to inform each other, and to bring new ideas back to their own community.

The conference will include sessions for paper presentations as well as an exhibition for the presentation of art, design and architectural work.

We welcome contributions from the areas of art, design and architecture where new technology plays a key role and also contributions from areas of technology where focus is on applications in contemporary art, design and architecture.

Keynote speakers will introduce discussions about, and critical reflections on, the future development of the intersections between artistic practice and technology. Concerts and performances will also display artistic perspectives on modern technology.

The conference is organized by The University of Borås in cooperation with Tampere University of Technology and is a part of the Smart Textiles Initiative – www.smarttextiles.se

Submitting

Extended abstracts of papers and exhibition proposals should be submitted no later than:
April 1 2011.

Please visit the conference website for more information and detailed instructions:
www.ambience11.se

Be sure to check the website for changes that may appear as the submission deadline approaches.

Conference Chair
Lars Hallnäs
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Conference Organizing Committee
Chair
Agneta Nordlund Andersson
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Anne-Christine Andreasson
University of Borås

Therese Rosenblad Eriksson
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Malin Hansson
University of Borås

Annika Hellström
Jagör Bild & Form

Hanna Landin
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Heikki Mattila
Fibre Materials Science
Tampere University of Technology

Conference Program Committees

Digital Architecture
Chair
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
Centre for IT and Architecture
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
School of Architecture

Ruiari Glynn
Bartlett School of Architecture
University College London
Interactive Architecture

Paul Nicolas
Centre for IT and Architecture
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
School of Architecture

Jenny Sabin
University of Pennsylvania
School of Design

Christoph Schindler
Schindlersalmerón

Interaction Design
Chair

Daniel Fällman
Interactive Institute
Umeå Institute of Design

Sarah Kettley
School of Architecture
Design and the Built Environment
Nottingham Trent University

Peter Gall Krogh
Department of Design
Aarhus School of Architecture

Stephan Wensveen
Department of Industrial Design
Eindhoven University of Technology

New Media Art
Chair
Johan Öberg
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
University of Gothenburg

Otto von Busch
School of Design and Crafts
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
University of Gothenburg

Cecilia Grönberg
School of Photography
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
University of Gothenburg

Annika Karlsson-Rixon
School of Photography
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
University of Gothenburg

Jane Philbrick
Valand School of Fine Art
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
University of Gothenburg

Smart Textiles
Chair
Linda Worbin
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Zane Berzina
Textile/Surface Design
Art College Berlin-Weissensee

Barbara Layne
Department of Studio Arts
Concordia University

Vibeke Riisberg
Designskolen Kolding

Sara Robertson
School of Textiles and Design
Heriot-Watt University

Sabine Seymour
School of Fashion
Parsons The New School for Design

Exhibition, Concerts and Performances Chairs

Björn Nilsson
New Music
Borås

Clemens Thornquist
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Linda Worbin
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås

Contact Ambience11:
info@ambience11.se

Agneta Nordlund Andersson
The Swedish School of Textiles
University of Borås
SE501 90 Borås
Sweden
++46 33 435 4393
0705 739668