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INTERACT 2013 – Paper Presentation


INTERACT 2013 – Opening Plenary


At this year’s INTERACT conference crossWorlds presented the publication ‘Diverse Ecologies – Interdisciplinary Development for Cultural Education’. Within their work crossWorlds researchers Heidt, Kanellopoulos, Pfeiffer and Rosenthal explore the implications of highly interdisciplinary research settings. Showing how differences between project participants can act as assets, they argue for a design process infused by multiperspectivity, disciplinary diversity and mutual sensitivity. The presentation at Cape Town, South Africa was met with a high amount of interest and sparked many engaging scientific discussions.
INTERACT’s motto ‘conference with a conscience’ also provided a helpful climate for articulation of ethical motivations underwriting design processes at crossWorlds. The conference thus provided a unique venue for discussion of ethical commitment as well as practical design. Hence, experiences made, positions exchanged and insights acquired have proven to contribute invaluably to ongoing research. Situated within multi-cultural Cape Town, INTERACT attracted participants from 37 countries, contributing to an atmosphere of diversity, curiosity and mutual tolerance.



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