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CraftACT Gallery. Artist: Tom Skeehan. Photo: Dream Pieces
CraftACT Gallery. Artist: Tom Skeehan. Photo: Dream Pieces

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Call for speaker proposals

Calling designers, writers, bloggers, publishers, researchers, collectors and design lovers. Object Subject: 2019 National Design Writing Conference is an international platform for writers to address design as a positive change agent in society. Conference sessions proposals can be submitted until 2 September 2019.

Proposals are welcomed for presentations in a range of accessible and more formal formats including papers (20 minutes), public conversations and panel discussions. All proposals must be submitted through the Craft ACT submittable page.

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All papers submitted to Object Subject will undergo a peer-review process. Selected papers from the conference will be published in an online edition of Fusion journal (established by Charles Sturt University and the University of Lincoln, UK). This publication will investigate the contribution that contemporary craft and design makes to society, and establish a dialogue between craft and design practice and cultural, social and environmental concerns. Read the 2017 Object Subject Special Edition of Fusion Journal here.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to