The Arctic Design seminar brings together the leading researchers and entrepreneurs of the arctic area to discuss the intriguing challenges the arctic climate and location poses on design. The aim of the seminar is to create a definition of Arctic Design on an international level and to open new opportunities for researchers and businesses alike.

The Arctic Design –seminar is one of the highlights of the Rovaniemi Design Week and the first activity of the new UArctic thematic network Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design (ASAD). The international seminar is hosted by the Arctic Design –project of University of Lapland and the Rovaniemi Regional Development Agency Ltd. 

The English spoken seminar is free and open for public but registration is required by 20.2.2012 https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/028F600E17B989D6.par

Program of the Arctic Design seminar:

The program of the Arctic Design seminar consist of speeches of 20-30min and short, only 6min 40sec long presentations in Pecha Kucha -style. The fast pace allows us to explore the concept of Arctic Design from various viewpoints.  See introductions of the speakers and themes from our facebook event or the attached PFD-file “Arctic Design seminar speakers.pdf

Our Spatial Futures: Navigating Arctic Culture by Design
Herbert Enns, MAA, M.R.A.I.C. Professor of Architecture
University of Manitoba, Canada

Art of Sustainable Design in the Arctic. A contribution to define the topic.
Michael B. Hardt, Guest professor
University of Lapland, Finland

Design as a mean of empowerment in Native communities
Anne Marchand Ph.D. Professor of Product Design
University of Montreal, Canada

Service Design and the arctic wellbeing
Satu Miettinen Ph.D. Professor of Applied Art and Design
University of Lapland, Finland

Arctic Design: A coolhunter’s perspective
Tuija Seipell, Corporate consultant, senior writer at thecoolhunter.net

Arctic Design - Case Black Cat Boats
Mikko Sääskilahti, Researcher and entrepreneur
University of Lapland, Finland and Juju Innovations

The Pecha Kucha –presentations

The Arctic Challenge - Welcome to the seminar
Timo Jokela, Dean, Faculty of Art and Design, University of Lapland

Strong Business in North
Juha Seppälä, Managing Director, Rovaniemi Regional Delevopement Ltd.

Ergodesign in conditions of the Arctic
Tatiana Ashutova, Senior Lecturer, Murmansk State Humanities University

Clothing Design, University of Lapland

Arctic Design companies

Welcome to the Arctic Design seminar organized by the
Arktinen muotoilu - Arctic Design –project:
Date                24.2.2012
Time                12.00-17.00
Venue              Lappia-talo, Hallituskatu 11, Rovaniemi, Finland
Registration    https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/028F600E17B989D6.par 
Contact            taija.sailio@ulapland.fi
Homepage      www.ulapland.fi/arcticdesignseminar
Facebook         www.facebook.com/rovaniemideisgnweek > events > Arctic Design Seminar

For information on location, travel, accommodation, organizations behind the event and additional activities please see the attached PDF-file: “INFO for participants.pdf

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