Conference on AI, Sustainability, Art & Design

October 25th – 28th

Call for participation

extended until Sunday 17 September 23:59 CEST

We take a closer look at the intersection of AI, sustainability, art and design. How does AI affect the social and environmental dimensions of sustainability? How does it affect creative processes? And can designers and artists use these tools and strategies to bring about urgent change? When and how should we resist the technological solutions?

This conference aims to bring together a community of researchers and practitioners, of thought and practice, to transform.

We invite contributions from all disciplines, especially but not limited to art, design, architecture, fashion, philosophy, psychology, computer science, geography, ethnography, law and environmental sciences.

Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words for presentations by 15 17 September 2023. Final papers are not required. Please note that sessions will be recorded and published.

We also encourage you to submit artworks, performances, workshops and other more practical proposals. We will try to find suitable venues and slots to incorporate these into the conference. Due to the increased organisational effort, these will be considered on an individual basis and we will be in touch.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.


Transform 2023 is organised and hosted by the recently founded KINDlab of the Campus of Art and Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier as part of KITeGG, a joint project of five universities on the integration of AI in design education. For more information, please look at the respective websites!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Simon Maris:


Registration for participants will be free of charge and includes access to the venue, talks and exhibitions.

The registration will open from 22 September.


Submission of proposals: 15 17 September

Notification to authors: 20 September

Draft programme and registration: 22 September

Student workshops: 23 - 25 October

Conference: 25 - 28 October

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