Major design conference arrives in Kolding
Be sure to mark week 22 of next year in your calendar. Because that particular week, Kolding will be a melting pot of design events.
The Kolding Design Week, which will include a variety of exhibitions and activities, and at Design School Kolding, we look forward to opening the Graduation Expo 2017 at Koldinghus and celebrating our 50th anniversary. This unprecedented “design party” will frame another major design event, namely the large-scale REDO conference for the Cumulus international network of top design schools that Design School Kolding will be hosting 30 May – 2 June 2017.
The REDO conference
The REDO conference focuses on launching initiatives that will allow design to have influence and impact on political decision-making processes in favour of sustainable change. One of the keynote speakers will be the European Commissioner for Competetion Margrethe Vestager. She has accepted an invitation to come and speak about design and innovation as the real levers for prosperity rather than tax evasion and anti-competitive practices.
Design on the agenda
Rector Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen was just reelected to the Cumulus Association board at the design school convention at Nottingham Trent University. The position is an important platform for the school's efforts of putting design on the agenda to help solve the challenges of the World as well as putting Design School Kolding on the international map. And even more so with the upcoming Kolding conference. Gerner Nielsen says:
-I hope that with the REDO conference we will be able to initiate actions for how to organise our design programmes, our design practices and our design research so they come to have an actual effect on the way that we live; from the micro level of the domestic to the macro level of politics.
What is Cumulus?
Cumulus Association is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of approx 230 members from around 50 countries.
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