Design+Science is a multidisciplinary Summer School that promotes exploration and experimentation at the intersection of design and various scientific fields, led by renowned experts in their respective fields. This week-long Summer School includes workshops, guest lectures, tours, and other activities.
To build a collaborative platform that stimulates multidisciplinary approaches and fosters highly interactive individuals for comprehensive perspectives on the important topics of today and tomorrow.
The summer school approach is based on multidisciplinary group work. It is open to participants from the design field but also to all related practices such as architecture, art, computer sciences, social sciences, natural sciences and others. Both for master’s and PhD students and young professionals.
Design+Science Summer School takes place in person at various locations in Ljubljana, Slovenia with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana being the main venue
“The sheer amount of interdisciplinarity, very well mentored work in groups, ton of new information and points of view, superb food that made us appreciate what we already have on different ways”
“The lectures were very interesting and they were feeding our overview of the subject. But I think it was the team management / team thinking work that was very useful to me.”
“Different points of views from the guests. I liked that they had very contradicting opinions.”
The course costs 300 eur. It includes all the materials, excursions, coffee breaks and lunch for the duration of the summer school. Participants are expected to organize their own travel & accommodation.
There are 8 free grants available for freelance (self-employed), small organizations and students. Applicants should indicate on the application form whether they would like to be considered for this support.
For the students from University of Split and FH Joanneum there is no course fee. They should contact their Universities regarding the traveling and accommodation fee.
Anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of the reasons behind the current hype surrounding cohabitation.
Participants are not expected to be experts in the field of visual communication; on the contrary, researchers from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities are invited to participate. There is also no restriction in terms of status: MSc and PhD students are welcome, as are creatives and entrepreneurs working in various fields who want to expand their expertise with knowledge at the intersection of design and science.
The language of this Summer School is English, so a good command of spoken and written English is expected.
To start, please complete the application form which includes your contact details and a short CV which should give us some initial information about your background. Within the application, you will also be asked to answer a specific question designed to immerse you in the field of cohabitation and prepare you for the experiences that await you at Summer School. Applications are open until June 5th and you will be notified by June 10th if your application was successful. All further information will follow after that.
The aim of this Summer School is to sharpen participants' knowledge, skills, understanding and intelligence in this emerging field through guided training over the duration of Summer School.
Participants will be expected to present their part-projects on the last day of Summer School as well as turn in their completed work afterwards. All projects will be included in a book. For the successful completion of the programme, participants who are students can receive 3 ECTS credits.