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DEFSA vacancies, news and events

The Department of Visual Communication in the Faculty of the Arts at Tshwane University of Technology has a permanent position for a Lecturer at the Arts Campus. Closing date is 11 October 2019 - please go to the main DEFSA website for vacancies, new and events.

All DEFSA members are welcome to email us their institutional news for publishing. With more current news we can expand the website and newsletter!

Conference Presentations

Authors will be informed after the DEFSA conference of the double-blind peer review and selection outcome for the published conference papers.

  • Programme
  • Copyright Form
    all authors and co-authors need to hand in a signed copyright form at the conference
  • Please note that the conference proceedings will be videoed.

Designed Futures

Design educators interrogating the future of design knowledge, research and education.

  • Date: 9-11 September 2019
  • City: Cape Town 
  • Hosts: CPUT and Vega
  • Workshop: Postgraduate research, building on knowledge 11 September 09h00 – 13h30