EAD 05 (Spain, 2003)

The University of Barcelona, Spain, hosted the 5th International Conference of the European Academy of Design in April 2003.


In keeping with the European Academy’s “raison d’être” to emphasise research across all Design disciplines, the fifth conference aimed to continue the challenges proposed at Aveiro in 2001, to set the agenda for Design Research by focussing in a special field of research, such as the knowledge which arises from and during the design project.

Academics, scholars, educators, designers, design writers and critics, researchers and research degree students formed the backbone of the conference. The conference was also open to PhD and Masters Degree students.

More information, including themes for the conference, can be obtained from the conference website: