iJade Conference 2021: Hybrid Spaces
International Journal of Art and Design Education

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26 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
Fri - Sun, 09:00 - 18:00



Holly McGowan
Communication Design 2018

iJade Conference 2021: Hybrid Spaces

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Hybrid Spaces
Re-imagining pedagogy, practice and research

International Journal of Art and Design Education(iJADE) Online Conference
Friday 26 - Sunday 28 March 2021

Keynote speakers: 

Henry Giroux, Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest​
The Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Professor Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Knowledge Lab, Centre for Higher Education Research, University College London (UCL)

Chila Kumari Singh Burman, British Artist 

Satish Kumar, Originator and co-founder of Schumacher College, Editor Emeritus, Resurgence & Ecologist 

This year’s iJADE conference will be hosted online. We will focus on new and adapted conceptual, digital and physical spaces for our practice. The past few months have challenged all of us working in Art and Design education and research, to re-imagine and review our practice. As well as addressing the challenges and barriers that have emerged, we will focus on opportunities for reflection and innovation in our pedagogy. Research developments and approaches that are showing potential to help us understand and evaluate new and hybrid pedagogies, modes of engagement and participation are welcomed.

The conference will run over three days, each with a different theme:

  • Societal, environmental and political impact
  • Participation, inclusion and access
  • Creativity and wellbeing

Call for Papers

You are warmly invited to submit abstracts of 100 words (max) for short papers on the above themes, to be presented online at the conference. These might include (but are not limited to) topics on related issues of digital inclusion; collaboration and isolation; cognitive dissonance; the ethics of using technology; the importance of art and design for mental health and wellbeing; the importance of physical encounters with practice; VR gallery learning experiences; blended learning approaches; affective digital presence; community connection; public pedagogies.

Abstracts of 100 words (max) must be submitted by Monday 22 February 2021 using the Online Abstract Submission Form.

Registration and Fees

To book, please visit Eventbrite.

Early Bird Registration (until 15 Jan 2021)

  • 3-day rate: £78.00
  • NSEAD Member 3-day rate: £65.00

Standard Registration (16 Jan - 28 Feb 2021)

  • 3-day rate: £93.00
  • NSEAD Member 3-day rate: £78.00

Single-day registration is also available to book for those wishing to attend specific days only, priced £32 - £46. Please see booking page for more information and full registration and fee details.