Matilda Kalving and Lauri Hakala joining Cumulus Bogota 2019 conference as Cumulus Student Ambassadors
Cumulus conference Bogota 2019 The Design After
October 30 – November 1, 2019 Bogota, Colombia
Hosted by Universidad de los Andes.
Please learn more about our new great ambassadors from the University of Lapland, Finland: Matilda Kalving and Lauri Hakala joining the Cumulus conference in Bogota.
Matilda Kalving is studying to become a Bachelor of Arts, at University of Lapland. She is majoring in Industrial Design and minoring in Creative technologies. She is working as a research assistant in the UX-design team at the Faculty of Art & Design, University of Lapland. Matilda is active member in her student association, and has served 2 years as the student advocate and responsible for international affairs at the Art & Design students association. She has also been selected as student representative in the Faculty of Art and Design Council. In addition, she has been a tutor, student ambassador and volunteered at events at the University of Lapland. She often participates in extra-curricular projects and competitions.
Lauri Hakala is a student in University of Lapland (2017 – ) majoring in Industrial design & minoring in creative technologies. He works as a research assistant in University of Lapland DecoChrom project. In the project, he works in the field of interaction design, technology & prototyping. Lauri has a background in sales & is a board member & responsible of finance in University of Lapland art student union TAO ry. In addition, he has been a tutor & a volunteer in many events. Lauri is familiar with multiple 3D-modeling programs such as Rhinoceros & SolidWorks as well as with various Adobe programs. His main interests & skills are however in programming, ice- & furniture design. Lauri has co-authored two conference papers. With one, the team received the Best Demo award at the Eighth ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis).
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Cumulus Student Ambassador Program is a special student award and merit-based initiative of the Cumulus International Association of Art, Design and Media that recognizes exceptional student leaders from the universities and institutions hosting the Cumulus Association Annual Conferences. Each year, Cumulus invites a total of four Student Ambassadors (two per annual conference) to contribute their singular voices to the Association’s Conferences and the Cumulus community overall.
Through the Cumulus Student Ambassador Program, the Cumulus Association is committed to bringing the perspectives and voices of exceptionally talented and articulate students to the forefront, with the goal of highlighting the changes that the next generation of artists and designers are shaping in an increasingly complex and interconnected global marketplace for art and design.