CIRRUS annual network meeting and Teachers seminar. March 18 – 20, 2020

CIRRUS annual Teachers seminar and network meeting.
Tallinn, March 18–20, 2020
Estonian Academy of Arts
Põhja pst 7, Tallinn 10412


NEW SKILLS. Preparing for Uncertainty

P R O G R A M M E

NEW SKILLS

Preparing for Uncertainty

Design education is constantly evolving. From local craft schools of early 20th century to current international and trans-disciplinary academies, the speed of change has picked up pace. What constitutes a design curriculum in these uncertain times? What skills do our students really need in the future?

Next to traditional studies on form and aesthetics, new topics emerge from collaborations with other fields such as natural and social sciences, business, law, etc. Joint projects bind together very different kind of knowledge. Cultural variety of our schools has dramatically increased. Changes in environment and politics bring new responsibilities. Designers’ skill-set are endlessly expanding. We are expected to be makers, artists, scientists, managers, facilitators, advisers, engineers, marketers, builders, visionaries, psychologists, leaders, custodians, technologists, philosophers… in a word, experts in everything. Brand new programs and schools are emerging, new avenues of research opening up everywhere. 

In Tallinn, we invite everyone to celebrate and to exchange experiences about new pedagogical formats and discourses, about skills taught in your schools.

We also encourage a discussion: what’s the relationship of traditional and new design skills in current design education? Is the identity of a designer dissolving or emerging?

Who’s welcome to join the discussion? Everyone who values skills and values combining them; teachers of exciting multi-. cross-, inter- and transdisciplinary courses; everyone involved in curriculum development and pushing boundaries of design; heads of programs and study modules.

Keywords: preparing students for uncertainty, life after graduation, teaching and assessment in the future, what’s important for teachers/students, new identities, communication of cultures, cooperation, engagement with society, social responsibility, sustainable development.


General timeframe:


REGISTRATION FORM
Please register due February 13, 2020.
Participation fee to cover coffee-breaks, lunches and dinners is 120 EUR per person.

Hotel information:
We have prebooked Swissotel Tallinn at a discount rate. When booking, please refer to “CIRRUS”.
Reservations should be made by e-mailing to Reservations.Tallinn@swissotel.com or by calling: +372 624 0000.
Discount rates:
March 17 – 19 = 105 EUR a night
March 20 = 110 EUR a night
Hotel reservations will be held until February 13, 2020.

Getting around:
Tram No 4 connects the airport (direction Tondi) to the hotel, station “Paberi”. Ticket purchased from the driver costs 2 EUR, green SMART card may be purchased from the R-Kiosk at the airport or port for 2 EUR, which enables you to buy e.g a 5-EUR three-day ticket for public transport in Tallinn. The green card may be returned to the R-Kiosk at departure in the port or airport.
Taxi between 7-10 EUR.
Commuting to EKA, Põhja pst 1 from Swissotel:
Walking route, 30 minutes
Tram no 2 (direction Kopli) from “Paberi” to “Põhja puiestee” stop, 15 minutes. Tram departs in every 7 minutes.
Taxi (5-7 EUR), 10 minutes

Support to participation:
CIRRUS will support from mobility funds the participation of two teachers per institution at the seminar, covering the travel / hotel up to the following rates: Iceland 600 EUR per person, the other members 300 EUR per person. These sums can be applied for by filling in and sending the teacher mobility form to the CIRRUS coordinator by the sending institutions’ CIRRUS coordinator. The sums will be paid to the sending institutions’ account.

Optional tour on Friday night:
Rright after General Assembly 2, the ones who have signed up to Friday night excusion, will depart from the academy to Arvo Pärt Centre guided tour and dinner at Laulasmaa Spa. (appr 15.30 – 21.00)
Note: excursion for extra cost of 50 EUR.

Open Call: TEACHERS SEMINAR 2016/17

CIRRUS board invites network members to apply for hosting a CIRRUS Teachers seminar in academic year 2016/17.
Application deadline: June 26, 2016
Please send your short brief/motivation to: sandra.sule@artun.ee

The Teachers seminar usually gathers teachers of design fields preferably under one umbrella with a certain topic/discussion point of interest.
The seminar should ideally last for two days and offer the teachers in CIRRUS a possibility to share ideas and knowledge about pedagogical and didactic approaches of teaching design and crafts today, gain knowledge regarding subject field in partner academy and have a good time together with other Nordic and Baltic colleagues. Ideally Teachers seminar bonds can also lead to intensive courses and curriculum development (but this is not a must).
The Teachers seminar may take place in line with one of the CIRRUS intensive courses or the network meeting.
The CIRRUS network will support related costs of the host in lump sum of 3000 EUR. This is meant for covering coffee breaks and lunches and any material costs related to the seminar.
Information about previous teachers seminars:
https://cirrus.artun.ee/cirrus-teachers-seminar-aho-khio-january/ (hosted by AHO and KHIO in 2014/2015)
https://cirrus.artun.ee/cirrus2016meeting/ (hosted by University of Lapland in 2015/2016)

 

CIRRUS meeting University of Lapland: February 24 – 26, 2016 rectors, coordinators, teachers

CIRRUS meeting University of Lapland: February 24 – 26, 2016 rectors, coordinators, teachers

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Tuesday, 23.02.2016
19.00 Informal get-together for those who arrive in the evening, meeting point Cityhotel lobby, Pekankatu 9

Wednesday, 24.02.2016
10.30 – 13.00 Board meeting
10.00 – 12.00 Sightseeing programme
Visit to the Arctic Centre and Arktikum
Pohjoisranta 4
www.arcticcentre.org and www.arktikum.fi

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch at the University of Lapland, Restaurant Petronella
13.00 – 13.30 Welcoming words by Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola. Castren Hall LS11

13.30 – 15.00 Tour in the faculty / visiting labs, workshops and the degree programs
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Joint session. Final thesis presentations: example from 3 different institutions & discussion. Chair Marjatta Heikkilä-Rastas
17.00 Transfer from university to hotels
18.00 Transfer from Cityhotel to the Arctic Circle
Dinner in Santamus
Joulumaantie
21.30 Transfer back to hotels

Thursday, 25.02.2016
8.45 Transfer from Cityhotel to university
Separate meetings:
9.00 – 11.30 Rectors’ / Deans’ meeting
introductory round, updates, election of board
Castren LS11
9.15 – 11.30 Coordinators meeting
11.30 – 12.00 Joint network meeting: board election
F2059/2060
AGENDA:
1) Cirrus Manual
Last time there was a suggestion to create a manual for Cirrus network
activities. In which form and how to design it, so it would be useful for
different target groups?
2) How to run a career service office – Anette from Kolding will give info about their services
3) Student reports (Stina-Lena Hellgren)
How do we use them, do we require reports, where do we publish them?
4) Selection of incoming students (Stina-Lena Hellgren)
Is it just politics? Do we select the best student even if he/she comes from a university that is not that attractive to our students?

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch at the University of Lapland, Restaurant Petronella
13.00 – 14.45 Joint session Design in Context (Lone Dalsgaard André)
14.45 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 17.00 Separate workshops:
a. DISCUSSION (CIRRUS heads)
b. Coordinators workshop (Virpi, Maria, Anette)
17.00 – 17.30 Conclusions
17.30 Transfer from university to Cityhotel
18.30 Departure to Arctic Snow Hotel, Lehtojärvi, Rovaniemi
19.00 – … Arctic Design Week: Arctic Speed Design Pitching, networking and dinner
Warm clothing required!
21.30 / 22.30 Bus transfers back to city center

Friday, 26.02.2016
9.00 – 11.00 Board meeting in the hotel
10.30 Transfer from Cityhotel to university
11.00 -12.00 Joint session on quality / Prof. Jaana Erkkilä F2060
12.00 – 13.00 Farewell & lunch in the Restaurant Petronella
13.00 Transfer from university to Cityhotel
Optional program starts
14.00 – 16.00 Snowmobile safari 2 hours
Price: 99€ “The best way to get to the heart of nature – and back. During this fun safari, you’ll learn how to snowmobile along frozen rivers and through forests covered with snow. Enjoy the beautiful views of the river valley from the hilltops. A break with hot beverages will keep your motor running. Two persons on one snowmobile. “
18.00 – 20.30 Fine dine design dinner with chef Tero Mäntykangas in Korundi, Rovaniemi Art Museum in the STILL/LIFE Tapio Wirkkala exhibition (Wirkkala’s 100th anniversary). See http://www.korundi.fi/en/Home and http://wirkkalabryk.fi/juhlavuosi/in-english/programme/.
Lapinkävijäntie 4
Prices:
Dinner with wine program 124€
Dinner with juice(s) 104€

Saturday, 27.09
18.00 Arctic Design Week Fashion show at the University of Lapland, F-Wing Agora.
Cirrus participants are invited guests to the show.

TEACHERS MEETING PROGRAMME

The teachers’s program at CIRRUS Rovaniemi meeting provides an overview to different aspects of current trends of design education and Arctic Design. The program is a versatile mix of practicum, demonstration and seminar type content and introduces several design prototyping techniques in hands-on workshops.
Wednesday, 24.02.2016

Same program with rectors/deans and coordinators

Thursday, 25.02.2016
9.00 – 11.30 ADW session on User experience
11.30 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 17.00 Rapid prototyping workshop
Evening program same with rectors/deans and coordinators

Friday, 26.02.2016
9.00 – 11.00 Rapid prototyping continues
11.00 -12.00 Joint session on quality / Prof. Jaana Erkkilä
12.00 – 13.00 Farewell & lunch

Optional program
Snowmobile tour and dinner

Participation fee to meeting 150€
Optional program, snowmobile 99€
Fine Dine Arctic Design Dinner
Dinner with wine program 124€
Dinner with juice(s) 104€

Please pay the fee to the following account
Bank: Pohjolan Osuuspankki
Receiver: University of Lapland
ACCOUNT: FI90 5640 0220 2453 23
SWIFT: OKOYFIHH

Accommodation
Please book your room directly from the hotel with code CIRRUS latest by 10th January, 2016. Hotels in Rovaniemi are fully booked for the next 3 months.

Cityhotel (***)
www.cityhotel.fi105 €/1 person Comfort room/night/netto
125 €/2 person Comfort room/night/netto
118 €/1 person Lux room/ night /netto
138 €/2 person Lux room/night/netto

Tel +358 (0)16 33 00 111
Fax: +385 (0)16 311 304
Reservations to Code: Cirrus
minna.soudunsaari@cityhotel.fi
tel + (358) 40 1807 608

Arctic Light Hotel **** (5 rooms only)
www.arcticlighthotel.fi/en/hotel/
179€ /night/ single room
202€/night/ double room

Valtakatu 18, 96200 Rovaniemi
Arctic Circle – Finland
info@arcticlighthotel.fi
Phone +358 20 1710 100

How to get here and what to do in Rovaniemi

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
CIRRUS BOARD: Jeff Kaller (HDK), University of Lapland: (Marjatta Heikkilä Rästas, Jonna Häkkila, Virpi Nurmela), CIRRUS secretariat

CIRRUS Teachers seminar, AHO & KHIO, January

January 22, 2015
Teachers seminar in parallel with the CIRRUS/Nordplus intensive course “Ways of Drawing”
Hosts: AHO & KHIO
Target audience: 15 drawing teachers, one from each CIRRUS school

Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Fossveien 24
0551 Olso

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time 12.00-24.00

REGISTRATION LINK
Please register due January 7, 2015.
First come first served
!
Seminar organizer: AHO, School of Architecture and Design in Oslo

Drawing Seminar: Sharing your insights in drawing education.

On January 22, a selected group of drawing teachers will gather at KHIO, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, for an informative seminar titled “Lessons of Drawing”.

The purpose of the seminar is to make a shared space for drawing tutors and other interested parties, and to be able to share your experiences within drawing education related to the discipline of design.

We hope you’ll get a unique opportunity to gain an insight into other schools practice within their drawing education towards designerly drawing.

The participation at the seminar is free, costs are covered by CIRRUS network and host academies. One teacher from each participating CIRRUS academy gets a travel grant of 250 EUR. Please turn to your CIRRUS coordinator at home institution to receive the grant.

There will be a complimentary dinner in the afternoon of January 22.

More information with the content of the programme will be sent to the registered teachers in the beginning of January.

HOTEL information

The School of Architecture and Design in Oslo has a deal with Hotel Savoy where you get a discount of 12% on your stay. Please state that you are visiting AHO during the CIRRUS teachers seminar when booking there.