Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment Conference


A conference “Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment” is co-organized by the University of Delft on June 12-14, 2014 in Bangalore, India.

This conference is an outcome of a joint research project of Delft University of Technology (TUD, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc,, initiated in 2009. The project, titled Technology and Human Development – A Capability Approach, was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, The conference covers the original topic of this research project, but also goes beyond the project to explore related issues and challenges.

The conference aims to provide a platform for:

  1. Presenting new (a) perspectives/view/ideas,(b) methods, frameworks and methodologies, and (c) cases for Design for Sustainable Well-being & Empowerment
  2. Exploring the pathways for extending research in this area, and extending benefits of such research
  3. Stimulating discussion and interaction between researchers, stakeholders and the underprivileged

More information on abstracts/papers submission and the conference can be found here.


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