Scandinavian by Design 2018

Collaboration + Activism + Design + Business + Summer 2018
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: 3 weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark and surrounding areas and 2 days in Denver, Colorado)
Dates: May 19 -June 10 (includes travel days) and July 23-24, 2018
Credits: 6 (financial aid is available)
FINE 4050/5050 and 4450/ 5450
Cost of program $5,300 (Scholarships are available through CAM and Global Studies see below for deadlines and application!)
Final Deadline to Register for the trip: February 15, 2018

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
Airfare, meals or personal expenses

Photo credit- Sam Olivas-Moritz

Faculty Information
Michelle Bauer Carpenter – Associate Professor Digital Design, Visual Arts, College of Arts & Media.

Travis Vermilye – Associate Professor Digital Design, Visual Arts, College of Arts & Media.

Study Abroad Global Education
For information about signing up, scholarships, and financial aid.