2015 iJADE Conference

  • Sustainability in Arts Education, Glasgow School of Art, Friday 6th - Saturday 7th November 2015

Deadline for Conference Registration and Payments: 23rd October 2015

Keynote Speakers

Professor Laura Formenti - Professor of General Pedagogy, Department of Human Sciences for Education, Universita Milano Bicocca, Italy

Professor Vicky Gunn - Head of Teaching and Learning, Glasgow School of Art, UK

Patricia Mackinnon-Day - Reader in Environmental Art, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Dr Madeleine Sclater - Senior Academic Fellow in Digital Learning, Joint Co-Editor of iJADE, Glasgow School of Art, UK


Call for Papers

Sustainability has become a growing focus for many educators and practitioners in the visual arts. This year’s iJADE conference addresses sustainability in the context of art and design education, and invites papers that investigate this topic from a variety of angles. The following may serve as a guide for intending speakers:

  • Understanding sustainability: theory and practice in art and design education and beyond;
  • The politics of sustainability in art and design education;
  • The fundamentals of environmental sustainability: mobilising art and design education to address key challenges;
  • Thinking sustainably: teacher/learner relationships and innovations in curriculum development;
  • Technology and sustainable practices in art and design education
  • Collaboration and the importance of networks in creating sustainable practices;
  • Interdisciplinarity and creative practice: the role of art/design practitioners and educators in engaging the public in discourses around sustainability;
  • Critical perspectives on sustainability, globalisation, and art and design education;
  • Sustainability in contemporary art and culture;
  • Environmental sustainability: the artist/designer as activist;

The conference coincides with the Turner Prize Exhibition, to be held at Tramway, Glasgow (1st October 2015 – 4th January  2016). 


Registration and Fees

Registration from 1st September 2015 £225

(£200 NSEAD members, £100 students and unwaged)

Fee includes all day Friday and Saturday sessions, refreshments and lunch, but does not include accommodation or evening dinners.

There is no single day rate.

To register and make your payment please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Atusun

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There will be a £15 cancellation fee and no refunds can be given after 31st September 2015. Please note that the conference is non-profit making and all fees are used for conference costs.



There are over 150 hotels available in Glasgow. The easiest way to check availability and book is usually through www.booking.com. Below are three hotels within 5-10 minutes walk of the main GSA building: