Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) has 16 PhD studentships available in design and related areas of human-computer interaction, social computing and psychology. Each studentship includes a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates for 2017/18 (this is yet to be set, in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000 / International Lab-based £16,000). The deadline for applications is 20th January 2017, with each studentship due to commence in October 2017.
1 December 2016
Politecnico di Milano and European Space Agency ESA are proud to announce the first edition of the Higher Education Course “Fashion in Orbit”, an innovative course – from the experience of Couture in Orbit with ESA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B99ncZ5eSM0 – that mixes fashion, wearable technology, space and interaction design.
This is the first design course in Italy ever sponsored by European Space Agency. If you want to know more about the most advanced technologies involved in smart textiles and tested in extreme environment this is the perfect occasion: three weeks to deeply investigate on innovation research in the fashion area.
3 October 2016
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) / Master of Advanced Studies (MAS)
The English speaking programme of the ZHdK
The Postgraduate Programme in Curating at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is a discursive platform focusing on key areas of contemporary exhibition-making. It has a strong practical orientation. Taught modules, group activities, seminars, excursions and lectures delivered by a team of acclaimed international guest lecturers serve to build essential knowledge and skills in the field of curating. Coursework also involves research and the development of individual and group projects from start to finish.
13 September 2016
Design & Health ARC PhD Scholarship
A PhD scholarship is available for exceptional students to complete a PhD that aligns with the Australia Research Council’s research priorities for population health and wellbeing. The scholarship is available to undertake a design research PhD, which will focus on the areas in a range of disciplines including interaction and visual design, youth mental health and design & evaluation of health technology.
Please find more detailed information attached…
20 July 2016
At Konstfack, in Stockholm, Sweden, we are recruiting doctoral students for the doctoral programme in Art, Technology and Design, which is a great programme. The last day for applications is 25 August 2016, at 16:00 CEST.
The link to the full call is:
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:
7 June 2016
This summer, the Royal College of Art opens its studios and facilities in Kensington and Battersea to UK and international businesses, students and practitioners for the first time through a new portfolio of innovation education courses and workshops.
The award winning Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design are offering a series of one day executive masterclasses and workshops for businesses who want to learn about design thinking, people-centred innovation, inclusive design for healthcare and service design.
The summer intensive programme is ideal for artists, designers, critical thinkers, curators and writers who want to experience RCA teaching methods from subject specialists and their peers. This summer we are offering Contemporary Art in Practice, Disruptive Market Innovation and Criticism & Curating in Art & Design.
30 May 2016
25 May 2016
The School of Humanities at London’s Royal College of Art will be in New York on 13-14 June to present new developments in its graduate programmes. The RCA’s School of Humanities offers interdisciplinary training in critical, curatorial, historical and theoretical approaches to art, design and architecture, at the heart of the world’s leading university of art and design (QS, 2015 & 2016) in London. Graduates take leadership roles in universities, museums and galleries, arts programming, journalism and publishing, or professions as independent researchers and writers. Two year MA programmes include Curating Contemporary Art, Critical Writing in Art and Design, and History of Design, run in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum, another world-leading centre for scholarship and creativity.
In 2016/7, the School will launch MRes Humanities, a new and distinct one-year Master’s in Research programme that will foster experimentation, risk-taking and critical and creative thinking through humanities research. The V&A/RCA MA in History of Design will fully launch its new programme integrating practice-based, public-facing methods with design and material culture-led research.