2017 Conference


2017 Overview

During the last two decades, an increasing number of patterns, pattern languages, and case studies describing their successful application have been published in a wide range of disciplines.

The objective of the PURPLSOC 2017 world conference was to stimulate the attention for pattern related work, both in the scientific community and the wider public, by showing its broad applicability and richness and bringing application/best practice examples from outside the scientific community into research.

puarlFollowing a very successful PURPLSOC 2015, the world conference PURPLSOC 2017 was held from Thursday, October 19th to Saturday 21st, 2017 at Danube University Krems. The PURPLSOC world conference takes place every two years on an alternating basis with the International PUARL Conference at the University of Oregon in Portland.

The PURPLSOC platform provides a forum for scholars from a variety of fields as well as for a broad audience of practitioners and students to come together and discuss topics such as:

  • Architecture, Urbanism and Regional Development
  • Design, Media, Arts & IT
  • Pedagogy, Education and Learning
  • Social Activism, Social Innovation and Grassroots Movement
  • Everyday Applications and Additional Disciplines

2017 Programme

PURPLSOC 2017 provided a platform for the presentation and discussion of more than 50 Contributions from 13 countries – including Japan, the United States and Europe – in the areas of social change, architecture, design, pedagogy and pattern science. For a first impression of the ambience of the world conference please check our picture gallery. For an overview of the complete programme and all 51 PURPLSOC 2017 Abstracts please download the pdf of the conference programme by clicking below.

2019 Outlook

As previously with the PURPLSOC Workshop 2014 and the PURPLSOC World Conference 2015, the conference proceedings will be published as an Open Access Book. This will be available either as a print-on-demand product, eBook or as a free PDF download on the PURPLSOC proceedings page. In addition, video clips of the 2017 conference will be gradually published on the PURPLSOC Media page. The next PURPLSOC is scheduled for 2019. Our partner conference PUARL will take place in 2018 in Portland, Oregon USA. To stay updated just subscribe to our newsletter, check our blog or like our facebook page.

2017 Committee Members

2017 Keynote Speakers