INVITATION

We are pleased to invite you to the 7th International Scientific Conference

A.L.I.C.E. 2023

(Architecture |Landscape | Interiors | Culture | Emotions)

Which will take place on February 23rd, 2023 in Ljubljana and will encourage national and international experts in the field of creative industries and design managers with profound background in managing design concepts to reflect on the role of design and innovation in building more sustainable future.

The conference is a unique opportunity for academics, researchers, designers, architects and professionals to meet and share the latest knowledge on the selected topics.

This year’s topic is:

Consumerism and sustainability

Sustainable production and consumption has been recognized as an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and can be defined as “the use of services and related products, which respond to basic needs and bring a better quality of life while minimizing the use of natural resources and toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle of the service or product so as not to jeopardize the needs of further generations”.

Consumerism and sustainability is an umbrella theme that brings together some of the important areas such as meeting human needs, improving the quality of life, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, minimizing waste, rethinking the way we consume and how we impact the environment with our decisions.

Understanding consumer’s behaviour, values, attitudes and preferences is critical to guiding society towards a more sustainable consumption.

Also, how we response to those needs as designers, what materials we use to process and produce, how we transport the goods, are just one of the many important factors that we need to carefully think about.

Conference Themes

  • SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
    Sustainable product/service design, Design for sustainability; Eco-innovation
  • SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES AND CONSUMER EDUCATION
    Advances in Sustainable Consumption & Lifestyles; Sustainable Lifestyles and Education;
  • SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
    Consumption and sustainable products; Sustainable/Smart Cities and Communities;
  • NEW FORMS OF CONSUMPTION
    Sharing Economy; Collaborative consumption; Product-Service-Systems and their implication for sustainable consumption
  • SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TECHNICS Zero waste design, deconstruction, interdisciplinary design, recover, recycle, reduce, reuse

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Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 15th, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: December 20th, 2022
  • Full paper submission deadline: February 15th, 2023
  • Conference date: February 23rd, 2023

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Venue: on-line (ZOOM)