Teacher seminars

POSTPONED: CIRRUS annual network meeting and Teachers seminar. Estonian Academy of Arts.

March 18 – 20, 2020. New Skills.
Estonian Academy of Arts, in collaboration with the CIRRUS board is glad  to announce CIRRUS Annual Network meeting and Teachers seminar programme.

Dates: March 18 – 20, 2020
Registration due: Feb 13, 2020


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?

We wish to greet at least 2 teachers from each CIRRUS institution, leaders and international officers / faculty coordinators at the event.

Please find the full programme, information about grant opportunities to teachers and hotel information here.



Hosted by: Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design University of Bergen, Norway
Address: Mollendalsveien 61 
Dates: February 13 – 15, 2019
Theme: Expectations to the Education from the Outside and the Inside. Bridge and Bridging between the Digital and Physical.

P R O G R A M M E 

Seats: 80
Fee: 150 EUR
Deadline: January 13, 2019

We are very much looking forward to hosting two teachers from each institution at least. Like always, rectors/deans and coordinators are very much looked forward to being present. There also will be board elections this time.
CIRRUS board has decided that we support 2 teachers per institution to take part in the seminar with Nordplus travel rates 330 EUR/660 EUR Iceland/150 EUR Oslo. In order to receive the grant, CIRRUS teacher application form needs to be filled in and sent by CIRRUS coordinator to the network coordinator. The grant will be payed on  institutions’ account as lump sum.

CIRRUS Bergen_2019
Timeframe of the seminar


Two hotels have been pre-booked for Feb 13 -15: 
Hotel Zander K
Villa Terminus
The same price for both (with breakfast)
NOK 790 for single room
NOK 990 for double room
Last date to book your hotel: January 13, 2019.
NB! It’s a busy season in Bergen, be sure to book by deadline.

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Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design University of Bergen, Norway



Welcome to 2018 CIRRUS MEETING for teachers, leadership and international coordinators.

The meeting takes place in HIOA, Oslo, from March 7 – 9, 2018.
Please register here. Registration deadline January 28, 2018
The fee is 150 EUR/1500 NOK.
This covers the participation at all events including coffee-breaks, dinners and lunches.
The payment can be made here.

Our main theme at the Oslo HIOA meeting will be how we as design schools balance between “analogue” and “digital” teaching in our curricula.The overall theme also raises parallel perspectives like; “Physical” versus “Virtual”, “New” versus “Old” or “Crafts” versus “Automation”. The theme will be covered in the leaders meetings as well as in the teachers in workshops. We will have both practical workshops and discussion workshops. More specifically, we present subjects like:

  • 3D clay printing, how to teach students to learn – with 3D printing as a pedagogical tool.

  • We wish to discuss digital strategies for learning; additive and subtractive design processes (wood, metal, and textile)

  • Our department is active in the field of design for health – for instance covering subjects like; how art theory in haptics meets orthopedic technology and how design can improve everyday lives of the chronically ill.

  • Workshops will be announced and thoroughly described in the first half of January 2018.”


52 rooms have been reserved in Smarthotel Oslo. The cost per night is NOK 795/€ 81.

The participants should order hotel room like this:

  • Call  +47 415 365 00 or send an e-mail to post.oslo@smarthotel.nocontaining this information: Name and the booking code CIRRUS. The hotel recommends that you rather call them to make the reservation.
  • Please also give up the number of your credit card (16 digits) and the cards expiration date – to guarantee your booking.
  • Everybody will automatically get rooms from March 7-9, if you need to stay longer, please state so, when booking.
  • The reservations can stand until January 28th.


The next CIRRUS network meeting, coordinators meeting, leadership meeting and teachers seminar will take place in Vilnius Academy of Arts Lithuania from
February 15 – 17, 2017.
Template for meetings (click to enlarge).
Hotel information as of December 2, 2016.
CIRRUS in Vilnius

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

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.

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