Dead Line 07/03/2008 – Designing Safe Living Conference

14 02 2008

The New Sciences of Protection – Designing Safe Living Conference

An interdisciplinary international conference to be held at Lancaster University

Thursday, 10 July – Saturday, 12 July 2008

This conference investigates ‘protection’ at the intersections of security, sciences, technologies, markets and design.  It considers three central questions:

 http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ias/annualprogramme/protection/conference/index.htm

  • How is ‘safe living’ conceived of by designers, artist-writers, policy makers and regulators, scientist-engineers, social scientists and humanities scholars, and how do these conceptualisations of ‘safe living’ engage with sciences and technologies of protection? 
  • Is ‘safe living’ achievable, and how do conceptual, practical, political and cultural practices of design engage with sciences and technologies of protection to achieve ‘safe living’? 
  • And if ‘safe living’ were achievable, would it be desirable – as a politics, as an ethics, as a day-to-day way of life?  Would ‘new sciences of protection’

 

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