Global Thinking - Local Action - Future Life
5 - 8 June 2013 Kalmar, Sweden
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Marie Sterte, Senior lecturer, School of Design: email@example.com
This is the main conference of Cumulus hosting the New Members Fair, General Assembly and the elections of the new Cumulus President and Executive Board.
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Learn more about the New Members Fair, 15 great institutions will be presenting themselves on June 5, 2013:
The Gerneral Assembly of Cumulus on June 8, 2013 will be hosting the elections of the new Cumulus President and Executive Board 2013 - 2016. Learn more about candidates:
David Crafoord is head of the Industrial Design team at Veryday and Professor of Design at Linnaeus University, where he also teaches. He is one of the key people behind Veryday’s (former Ergonomidesign) success and one of the most award winning industrial designers working today. David has e.g. won American award "Design of the Decade", which is awarded by the IDSA (Industrial Designers of America), Red Dot Best of the Best and the Japanese Good Design. Maybe he’s best known as the designer responsible for the first Koenigsegg car, he has also been a key figure in the development of welding helmet Speedglas, one of Sweden's most internationally acclaimed products. David's designs have been shown at numerous international exhibitions including the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York and has a special interest in how design and innovation can improve the lives of the users and the environment in a broader perspective.
Lars Dafnäs is Senior Manager Range Inter?IKEA Systems and has spent 26 years within IKEA. Since 2000 he works with the Range & Design direction for the global IKEA range and between 2008 and 2011 he was also the Design Manager of the company. "I am constantly seeking to improve, and I have recognize that nothing is constant except for change and that most things still remain to be done.”
Erika Lagerbielke is one of Sweden’s best known designers. She is a professor in design at Linnaeus University and a member of several associations dealing with design, culinary arts and intellectual property. She has been creating award winning glass designs for Orrefors since 1982, where she has specialized in stemware. She works with several other design companies and on unique design commissions such as a Bishop’s crozier and Rector’s regalia. Her most well known unique design is the official wedding gift for the Crown Princess couple Victoria and Daniel at their wedding 2010, from the Swedish Parliament and Government. Her designs are known and appreciated all over the world. She has had numerous solo exhibitions internationally. In 2010 she was awarded by H.M. The King of Sweden with the Prince Eugen Medal for outstanding artistic achievement.
Thomas Markussen is associate professor at the Department of Communication Design at the Kolding School of Design. His main area of interest is design and art activism and urban interventions. (more info to come!)
Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co?editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. Professor Margolin has published widely on diverse design topics and lectured at conferences, universities, and art schools in many parts of the world. Books that he has written, edited, or co?edited include Propaganda: TheArt of Persuasion, WW II, The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, MoholyNagy, 1917-1936, Design Discourse, Discovering Design, The Idea of Design, The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies, and Culture is Everywhere: The Museum of Corntemporary Art. He is currently working on a World History of Design to be published by Berg in London.
Maria Nyström is Professor of Design in Urban Development, and responsible for research in Design at School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg and also professor at Chalmers University of Technology/Architecture, Gothenburg. She has been working as an industrial designer mainly in Asia and Eastern Africa. She has developed research and education in developing countries concerning urban areas, and living in space and on other planets, mainly in cooperation with University of Houston, and with NASA. Since 2003 she has been heading the division Architecture and Development Studies, LTH. The same year she was appointed by the Pedagogical Academy of Excellence at LTH. In 2000 she was appointed “the Swedish Women of the Year” by SWEA (Swedish Women’s Education Association) “for her great interest for and many years of research about the influence of the environment and the climate on construction and architecture and its influence on women’s health”.
Jana Revedin is Architect PhD and holds the Professorship of Architecture and Design at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. She is the author of numerous publications on contemporary architectural theory, focusing on the methods and tools of participative sustainable processes. In 1996 she founded her own architectural practice, which specializes in urban renewal and sustainable and emergency architecture through participative processes. In 2006 she was appointed Curator of the European gau:di Student Competition and she is the creator of its pedagogical making concept. In 2007 she became the Founder and Curator of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture and since 2009 she has directed LOCUS, the fund that guarantees the scientific independence of the Global Award and federates the winners in participative urban renewal projects. Jana Revedin is also a scientific delegate to UNESCO and member of the UIA/UNESCO Education Commission as much as of the GDF SUEZ Urban Strategy Council. Her research lines are supported by the Swedish FORMAS Agency.