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Elena Márquez <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:42:13 -0700
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Dear all,

Apologies for cross-posting.

This is a call for workshop position papers for the CHIPlay'19 workshop on
 Play, Culture, and Food.

Submission deadline: September the 15th
Notice of acceptance: September the 22nd
Workshop date: October the 22nd
Place: Barcelona, Spain

More information about the workshop:
CHIPlay'19 workshop on  Play, Culture, and Food

In this one-day workshop, we will explore how culture and traditions can
guide the design of playful interventions for everyday situations and
practices, like eating. With other scholars and practitioners from diverse
communities and backgrounds, we will:

- Share, analyze, and make creative use of playful food and eating
- Engage in a hands-on design activity, prototyping new and interesting
eating experiences;
- Explore, reflect on, and discuss strategies to chase culturally-grounded
manifestations of play in broader situations, and make designerly use of

If you are interested in design methods and play(ful) design, this workshop
is for you! You do NOT need to be a food/tech expert. We have selected food
and eating as design domains because of how relatable they are for

Submission instructions: Please submit a (max. 4 page) expression of
interest to: [log in to unmask], before September 15, including:
- A 150-word bio.
- A short (~300 word) statement about the perspectives you bring to the
issues we will explore in the workshop.
- A description of one or more playful food traditions from your family,
culture, community, etc.. An example of a description of a playful food
tradition can be found here.
- Optionally, you can also describe strategies/methods you have used to
take design inspiration in culturally-grounded play.

Proposals will be selected based on originality and relevance to the
workshop themes, considering having a diverse representation of
perspectives and cultural backgrounds. All attendees must register to
attend the workshop.

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