LEGO CIRRUS camp successfully finished!

NORDPLUS intensive course took place in Kolding from May 5-9, 2014.
“We know the ’New Nordic Kitchen’, ’New Nordic Fashion’, and ‘New Nordic Architecture’ – now we also have the ’New Nordic Design Camp’. From 5 – 9 May, Design School Kolding and LEGO hosted the LEGO Meets the World Design Camp for BA students from the Nordic Cirrus network. The topic: play and design.”
More info here. Thank you Kolding team for making it happen!

CALL: Rector for Umeå Institute of Design

CALL: Rector for Umea Institute of Design
Deadline: April 7, 2014

The Umeå Institute of Design, UID, is an art based design education, part of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University. UID offers international industrial design education at Bachelor, Master’s and PhD levels. Our reputation is built on dedicated teaching, a creative climate, close cooperation with industry and a drive for pushing the boundaries of industrial design in both education and research. Our programmes attract enrollments from all over the world and we currently have students from 31 different countries creating a unique blend of creative energy and cross-cultural enrichment.

The educational programmes include a BFA in Industrial Design, taught in Swedish, and three specialised MFA programmes taught in English. These are Advanced Product Design, Interaction Design and Transportation Design. We also offer a PhD programme in industrial design as well as an international one-year intensive course in industrial design and courses in design related subjects for other educations, and specialised contract educations for professionals. For more information, see

AHO: PhD Fellowship – Designing for Additive Manufacturing

PhD Fellowship – Designing for Additive Manufacturing

Application deadline: 28.2.2014
Expected Start Date: September 2014
Rachel Troye
Steinar Killi
Telephone: +47 22997146
Mobile: +47 90108728

Designing for Additive Manufacturing is regarded of the more important contemporary topics to research within the community of product design. Additive Manufacturing has been a buzzword for several years now. Research has been performed around the technical aspects of this production technology, but very scarcely around actual design processes. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is predicted to have the potential to start the ‘next industrial revolution’, being disruptive is not enough though. What is needed is informed and situated design production, knowledge and critique in design research terms too.This design  PhD Fellowship position is centered in practice-oriented design inquiry that involves production with analysis. At the core is a need to develop design methodology and design processes that would be useful for designers and companies and to reflect on these in and as formal researches.

Vacant position: Assistant Professor in Industrial Design, Umeå Institute of Design

Apply for a four-year research position, Assistant Professor in Industrial Design,
at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University Sweden
Link with all information:
Deadline: March 31, 2014

“Next step – the Sky” workshop in Finse

CIRRUS students engaged in various forms of art, design and architecture are hereby invited to take part in the 2014 Finse workshop “Next Step – the Sky”, 23-28 February. With this chosen theme in mind combined with a distinctive landscape, light and climate, the stage is set for exploring the winter-mountains. We wish to experiment, to seek out and develop concepts, objects and spatial conditions at Finse where the landscape melts with the sky. The framework for this year’s collective project «Next step – the sky» raises questions on how the character of, and the changes in nature provide relevance to projects based on materials of snow and ice.

Finse, on the divide between Norway’s east and west, offers a unique light on the mountain plateau and glacier, and is surrounded by the Hardangervidda nature reserve. Finse and its buildings are devoted chiefly to business, but strictly regulated to protect the environment. No road leads to Finse – only tracks. Your application should consist of an idea – a description of your purpose for joining, and any special interest needs.

Details and program

Number of available CIRRUS places: 2

Course level: BA & MA

Fee: NOK 1500,-(appr 200 EUR)

CIRRUS/Nordplus will still pay out the regular 330 EUR travel (Iceland 660 EUR) + 70 EUR a week grant. The price 1500 NOK for the workshop (appr. 200 EUR) includes accommodation and food. No extras will be paid out.

All applicants are kindly asked to send their motivation statement to by 26 January (please note that the application deadline for CIRRUS students differs from the deadline in the flyer). Your application should consist of an idea – a description of your purpose for joining the workshop. Your ideas will be part of the workshop as a joint venture.