Scandinavian by Design

Collaboration + Activism + Design + Business + Summer 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark
Photo credit- Sam Olivas-Moritz

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.

Basic Information
Length: 4 weeks (3 weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark and surrounding areas and 1 in Denver, Colorado)
Dates: May 25 -June 14 and July 7-9 2014
Credits: 6 (financial aid is available)
FINE 4050/5050 and 4450/ 5450
Cost of program $5000 (Scholarships are available through CAM and Global Studies see below for deadlines and application!)

Final Deadline to Register for the class: March 1, 2014

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

Photo credit- Sam Olivas-Moritz

Faculty Information
Bryan Leister – Assistant Professor Digital Design, Visual Arts, College of Arts and Media.

Travis Vermilye – Assistant Professor Digital Design, Visual Arts, College of Arts and Media.

Study Abroad Global Education

Financial Aid

CU Denver Study Abroad Scholarships

CAM Visual Arts Scholarship Application Instructions
Visual Arts Study Abroad scholarships.pdf