We had a great meeting of teachers of design and art in Reykjavik last week. It was a 3 day event with ca 40 international delegates visiting the Iceland Academy of the Arts mixing with the local academics. The meeting looked specifically at three different areas: Gender Equality and Design; Post-Crisis and Design and Common MA Education in the Scandinavian-Baltic countries. Here is a link to the program.

Meeting in plenum, Jóhannes dean of the design faculty in Iceland is talking

The event took place for the fourth time and has been very successful in knitting together the people that are dealing with the master education in the Cirrus region. People had time to mingle and exchange ideas and develop further cooperation. Now I have to start making the annual funds application to the Nordic Council of Ministers and wait proposals from the different members.

Image from the Design Innovation for Gender Equality workshop, developing further the website for the project. Teo, Lorraine, Birgitta and Soley working hard

January 28, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN