Conference & Events

29 June 2022

Call for short film submissions - NEW TURKISH DESIGN?

The Design History Society (DHS) is the leading organisation that promotes and supports the study of design histories, both in the UK and internationally. Through its journal and programme of events it brings together all those engaged in the subject – students, researchers, educators, designers, designer-makers, critics and curators among them. It also acts as an advocate for the subject in a number of different contexts.

The Society also holds an internationally prestigious annual conference. This aims to bring together and offer a forum for emerging and established scholars, museum professionals and design practitioners who engage with debates on cultures of design from both contemporary and historical perspectives. It is the particular aim of the conference to further global dialogues on design and its histories. The Society’s membership extends from Austria to Australia and Sweden to South Africa.

The 2022 DHS conference is being held at the Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey, 8th – 10th September.

To celebrate this year’s venue and to enable us to create a ‘snapshot’ of new Turkish design and making we invite designer-makers, designers and all those actively engaged in new creativity across all design disciplines (including but not limited to fashion, graphic design, product design, to produce short films about their work.


Selected films will be screened on the DHS social media and will be posted at 6PM (Turkey / 5PM UK) on 8th, 9th and 10th September 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the DHS is a charity no funds will be available for any aspect of producing films but we can offer widely viewed platforms for screening your work globally.

Films will be streamed and stored on Instagram TV and YouTube providing a legacy for successful contributions. Entries for the DHS Basel Conference September 2021 which focussed on short commentaries on Swiss design can be found here:

Film copyright will remain with makers but successful entrants will be asked to add the DHS logo to the start of their films, an image will be sent for this purpose.


- This call goes out to practitioners living and working globally.
- Films to discuss work which which explores, discusses, represents engagement with - - Turkish issues and themes (historical and/or contemporary)
- Film to be of no more than 5 minutes in length
- Film to be produced in MP4 format
- Subtitles must be provided. (Films can be narrated in Turkish with English subtitles or in English with Turkish subtitles).
- Preference will be given to new and emerging, rather than established designers.

mp4 format films to be sent to the DHS Administrator Jenna Allsopp at via WeTransfer by 11:59pm BST on 5th August.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by 25th August.


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