Past Program

Denmark: Danish Design Workshop

This course located in the heart of Copenhagen is a three week immersion in the world of New Nordic design with a focus on Denmark. Denmark is at the forefront of design and sustainability.

At-A-Glance

What
Summer Studies Travel Course
Where
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
When
Summer 2018

Course Dates: Jun 11, 2018 — Jun 30, 2018

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students, non-RISD students
Faculty
Academic Credits
3
Department
  • Furniture
Course Numbers
  • FURN-2455
Cost
$5230

Includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, bicycle, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Denmark: Danish Design Workshop
Copenhagen, Denmark 2018
Denmark: Danish Design Workshop
Copenhagen, Denmark 2018
Denmark: Danish Design Workshop
Copenhagen, Denmark 2018

Full Course Description

This course located in the heart of Copenhagen is a three week immersion in the world of New Nordic design with a focus on Denmark. Denmark is at the forefront of design and sustainability. Through this course, students will explore the historical and current influences that helped create a culture of integrating design and sustainability into daily life.

Class time includes seminars and workshops with prominent Scandinavian designers. There will be multiple design projects and field trips to manufacturers - PP Møbler, Fritz Hansen and Ilomio - in addition to design studio visits to Hay, Normann and others. We will also visit IKEA’s headquarters in Sweden where we meet the in-house design team and see the IKEA shops and facilities.

Though the focus will be on furniture, there will be discussions and field trips that explore the influence of Danish design upon architecture, city planning, lighting, ceramics and textiles. Local explorations include recent architectural works and city sites such as Bjarke Ingles + BIG, Henning Larsen, Lungaard & Tranberg, and more. Additional cultural visits include the Danish Design Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and historical sites.

Copenhagen is bicycle friendly and each student is provided one for this time period.

Program Details

Full requirements for eligibility

If you are a RISD student currently enrolled in any year/department and you have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of registration, you are eligible for registration. Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.

If you are a college student currently enrolled in another art/design college or institution around the world, or a professional practicing in the field, you are also eligible to register for any RISD Global Summer Study.

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