People to People: Fresh Eyes on a Changing Cuba
by the Cumulus Executive Board member Mariana Amatullo of Art Center College of Design Los Angeles US
Cumulus in Cuba in 2016 in the 1st innovation conference
Global Grad Show is an annual exhibition of groundbreaking projects from design schools around the world. Launched in 2015 as a part of Dubai Design Week, the 2016 Global Grad Show is composed of 145 projects from 50 leading universities, selected by the award-winning curator Brendan McGetrick. Rather than sectioning them off in school-specific zones, at Global Grad Show the works are mixed together and organized according to what a project does, rather than what it is. Exhibits in the Empower section offer new ways to spark ideas and expand abilities. The Connection section is concerned with encouraging exchange and building community. Sustain is a survey of innovative approaches to reducing waste and generating energy.
Many Cumulus members are represented in the show. Please find out more:
Representing University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Participated in the Cumulus conference In this place
April 27 – May 1, 2016 in Nottingham, UK. Hosted by NTU
The universe has a way of making things happen at the exact time and place. Being part of the Cumulus Nottingham-Trent design conference is an experience of being churned out the vortex to new plateaus in a figurative sense, that is, from the idylls of a historic Manila campus to another, in the quaint city of Nottingham.
Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world. The school’s premises, in-house and external staff, and its focus on relevant collaborations with companies and the design profession are some of the factors that the school’s students believe are the underlying reasons for their school’s success.
“When you leave Umeå, you not only leave with a wide palette of skills, but also with a great network”, says Rebecca Daum, an Austrian student who is taking her second year of the Master’s programme in Advanced Product Design. “You will find UID alumni in all relevant design agencies and departments all over the world.”
When asked why Umeå Institute of Design have received so many design awards and so much international attention over the years she says:
“The projects we carry out focus on problem areas that matter and are relevant for the people in our time. In addition to that, the university environment provides you with everything you need for a successful project, whether it is facilities or staff.”
Aalto University is strongly involved in the Helsinki Design Week during 1.-11 September 2016. This is the biggest design festival in the Nordic countries starting at the first day of September.
The festival program includes this autumn a number of exhibitions, installations and discussions, which are produced by Aalto University’s experts, as well as the results of cooperation.
Annually in September, multidisciplinary festival appears in different design areas, in addition to fashion, architecture and urban culture.
The festival program spreads out around the city in a wide variety of event spaces: museums, markets, seminar halls. The festival is also actively looking for new spaces and ways to explore the city. Please find out more:
With the growth and strong reception of She Ji. The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, submissions are rising. This is a welcome development. Because we are a hybrid journal, this also finds us in need of additional reviewers in several subject specialist disciplines to undertake double blind review of the submitted manuscripts.
It is difficult for a journal spanning several fields to develop and maintain a reviewer team with the right skills for all submissions. We value the contribution that reviewers make to She Ji, and we acknowledge the reviewers of articles in each issue. In most cases, we seek two reviews. We ask a member of the editorial board to write one, and we ask an external reviewer to write another. In the case of significant interdisciplinary articles, we may seek a third review.
The Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Ranking aims to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) fashion programmes around the world, based on 60 different data points gathered from 54 participating institutions, surveys completed by over 10,000 students and alumni, feedback from over 130 HR professionals, global fashion influencers, fashion school academics and our own BoF analysis.
In the group of 10 best schools were among the full members like Central St. Martins and Kingston University, London College of Fashion, Royal College of Art UK, Aalto University Finland, Parsons USA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Belgium and Shenkar College of Engineering of Design and Art Israel. More successful members to figure out in the links enclosed. Congrats to all members!
Representing Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Georgia
Participated in the Cumulus conference In this place
April 27 – May 1, 2016 in Nottingham, UK. Hosted by NTU.
‘One of the greatest impressions I’ve got, was the casual atmosphere and informal relations within the Board members and towards the conference, participants, all, strategically acting with the goal of creation of the contemporary, open-minded society.’
Dear Cumulus members,
please pass on this announcement in your network:
Open Design for E-very-thing – exploring new design purposes
November 21 – 24, 2016 Hong Kong, China
Hosted by the Hong Kong Design Institute
Cumulus is seeking for academics and staff working in colleges and universities in art, design and media in higher education from different parts of the world and countries less familiar to Cumulusians. The aim is to create the opportunity for friendship between people and generate partnership and exchange of knowledge between the different institutions. We try to mobilize people where there is not enough individual and institutional linkages with Cumulus members. Cumulus can mobilize three candidates with the individual grant of max 1.500€ to come over to Hong Kong in the next conference under the Cumulus umbrella in November 2016. Please read more:
The 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar 2016 will be organized in Jyväskylä, Finland, 27.-28.8. 2016. The chair of the event is professor, interior architect Simo Heikkilä. The theme of the seminar ‘MAXIMAL | MINIMAL’, brings into the stage the topical phenomenon from arts & crafts to the lighting of cities and ecologically sustainable manufacturing. See the program here.