News and Events
28 June 2016
28 June 2016
Applications are invited as of now for the following position in the art faculty at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle.
Professorship in Painting (pay grade W3).
The post is initially limited to five years. Exceptions to this will be considered via an appeals process.
We wish to appoint an artist of international standing with an artistic oeuvre that represents a relevant contribution to contemporary art. In addition to fulfilling the conditions of appointment in accordance with § 35 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the post-holder will be expected to participate in the discourse on current questions of higher education teaching and artistic praxis as well as demonstrate an interest in questions of aesthetic theory.
27 June 2016
D e p a r t m e n t o f I n d u s t r i a l D e s i g n
Position: 1 Vacancy – Senior Lecturer – Lecturer
Mode: Full Time
Starting Date: 2016-2017 Spring Semester (Mid January 2017 earliest depending on the post approval procedures and legal issues)
Open to: International applicants
Contact: Please direct questions and submit applications by e-mail to:
Asst.Prof.Dr. A. Can Ozcan, Dept. Head
Read for more information here:
27 June 2016
27 June 2016
21 June 2016
Essen, Germany, 14 and 15 September, 2016
Design educators of all disciplines, design researchers and designers are invited to attend this two-day event on designing together with people with dementia. Design in all of its forms, from graphic and product design to industrial design and interactions, is putting more focus on becoming socially meaningful. One way that design is responding to this is by working with the growing need of the elderly population and specifically those with dementia.
Central to this is the question on how to include the person with dementia their family and (in)formal caregivers in the design process.
In this two day event we invite design educators, designers and researchers to come and be inspired about how to work with people with dementia in their own practice. Next to that, we invite those who have experience in setting up design courses or research projects on designing for and together with persons with dementia to bring to the table their own failed and successful approaches.
21 June 2016
We are looking for a PhD student in Industrial Design to join us. This is a time-limited position (4 years’ full time, in practice 5 years with 20% teaching). Last day to apply is 2016-09-01.
Description of position
The primary objective of our research is to develop the design discipline by extending its existing practices and forming its future foundations. We aim to be at the forefront of addressing how design can, and needs to, evolve in response to changes in our social, technical and ecological contexts.
20 June 2016
Cumulus members were active in New York in May: Aalto University, Art Center, Centro and Les Ateliers with two sister institutions.
A group of 26 students coming from six U.S. and International design universities participated in the 5th WantedDesign.
Design Schools Workshop, working together on ma t e r i a l e x p l o r a t i o n wi t h i n t h e theme “Playtime. ” The workshop, presented with media partner Core77, was conducted this year by Matt Sindall, designer and teacher at the French school ENSCI-Les Ateliers, in conjunction with Oui Design, an initiative from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Participants were in six collaborative teams, which mix students from different schools and nationalities. A month prior to the workshop, students enter a preparation phase where they communicate via Skype and email to begin working on research and preliminary concepts.” The Workshop space was set up at WantedDesign Brooklyn, allowing the students to work in a creative environment and collaborate with various makers and studios based in Brooklyn, in particular those established at Industry City. The organizers were able to mobilize such mentors and partners, so that the students and teachers were able to work with three different materials: wood, glass, and textile.
17 June 2016
We are excited to announce a one day symposium, on 15 October 2016, at Leeds College of Art (UK) focusing on how to expand communities of sustainable practice within and beyond art and design schools.
Given the need for art and design education to transform its mode of operating in times of massive ecological crises, the symposium is an opportunity to learn from cases of good practice, to get feedback on one’s initiatives and to network with others who are eager to make art and design education an effective advocate of sustainable practice.
Communities of sustainable practice are groups or networks of educators, designers, artists, craftspeople, researchers and students who aim to place sustainability concerns at the heart of their practice. Through the symposium we want to provide a space for people involved in such initiatives to effectively network and strategise together in order to enhance the positive impact and reach of what they do.
Aims & objectives
During this one day symposium, we want to focus on the importance of collaboration and networks in creating art and design practices that contribute to eco-social sustainability. We are especially interested in expanding the notions of sustainability within art and design education and how they contribute to engaging the public in sustainable and progressively transformative eco-social practices.
As we are convinced that sustainability is also about meshing up and intersecting practice and theory, the day will span from theoretical to practical engagements with sustainability – always with a focus on making this day productive in terms of building alliances, projects and shared commitments between the people attending. Interested? Here you find more information:
17 June 2016
Theme: Rethinking arts-based research, artistic research -and global/local communities
Venue: School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, June 28-30, 2016
Arts-based research and artistic research are often seen as controversial and sometimes contradictory territories that intersect between scientific research and artistic practice and/or artistic thinking.
The themes of each proceeding conference have varied from critical discussion concerning the intersections between arts and research to the latest conference addressing what is and can be considered artistic or arts-based research. These conferences have significantly aided in the development of vocabulary and concepts for arts-based and artistic research for researchers and students from all over Europe as well as aided attendants in creating a community of scholars interested in artistic or arts-based formulations of research and writing.
The theme of the 4th conference focuses on explorations of arts-based and artistic research in addressing issues relevant to local and global communities. In general, the conference presenters and participants will engage with the question, “What is the relationship between arts-based and artistic research and communities?”
There is no fee to attend this conference. Please find out more: