We aim to create vibrant, integrated research, development and education environments, in which colleagues and students come together to challenge and develop knowledge within the Institute’s disciplines, in collaboration with trend-setting, external operators.
The pivotal elements are: on one hand, workshops, which, like laboratories, are a setting for experimentation with materials, technologies and concepts; on the other hand, seminars, which, as a context for the development of discursive communities, bring together colleagues and developers from the business community and other research institutions, with a view to developing research, which can be translated more directly to articles etc.: partly the field laboratory, in which the Institute’s environments conduct research and development activities in the professional context, where development takes place (usually co-design) and partly the exhibition, which should not only be regarded as a medium for the dissemination of research and artistic development, but equally as a context for development aimed at reception, interpretation and other cultural treatment of the artefact’s and discourses’ encounter with the world.
Currently the Institute’s five educational and developmental environments consist of:
- Industrial Design
- Ceramic Design: SuperFormLab
- Crafts: Glass and Ceramics on Bornholm