Collaboration + Activism + Design + Business + Summer 2013
Perhaps more so than in any other region, the practice of design in Scandinavia is deeply embedded in the cultural identity of the place. Innovative design in Scandinavia is a highly valued part of daily life, persisting ingeniously in the most commonplace of conditions. Design is apparent in every facet of their culture—from print media to city planning. Our current digital era has propelled Scandinavian art and design into the homogeneous stream of the global image—yet it remains a model to emulate. Scandinavian design culture and practice is dedicated to design that can improve the quality of life both locally and globally and is based on the participatory (collaborative) design model. The participatory design model that asks that designers, architects, scientists, businesses, government and social institutions, collaborate and co-design with local and global communities to solve human need design problems.
Through lectures, guest lectures, study tours, studio visits, readings and assignments in critical looking/thinking/making, students in “Digital Scandinavia” will gain first-hand experience of the many variables that have and continue to influence the Scandinavian mindset in relation to art, design, visual culture, process and execution.
Length: 4 weeks (3 weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark and surrounding areas and 1 in Denver, Colorado)
Dates: May 22 -June 13 and July 9-11 2013
Credits: 6 (financial aid is available)
FINE 4050/5050 and 4450/ 5450
Cost of program $4900 (Scholarships are available through CAM and Global Studies!) Deadline to Register: March 1, 2013
What the program includes
Tuition for two courses
International health and evacuation insurance
Housing in shared apartments in Copenhagen, Denmark
Classroom space at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
Metro pass and local train excursions
Entrance to Danish Museum of Art & Design and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Travel around Denmark
Visits to more than 25 galleries, studios and firms including design studios, architecture firms, interactive design firms, game development companies and business firms
Welcome and farewell receptions
Art Exhibition in Denver, Colorado
Trip does not include
Air fare, meals and personal expenses
Michelle Carpenter – Assistant Professor Digital Design, Visual Arts, College of Arts and Media. Employee of the University of Colorado Denver since January 2001
Bryan Leister – Assistant Professor Digital Design, Visual Arts, College of Arts and Media. Employee of the University of Colorado Denver since August 2007.