PhD Courses in Denmark

Integrating design, mindfulness practices and arts-based research to foster pathways towards sustainable futures (2024)

The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design at Aalborg University

Welcome to Integrating design, mindfulness practices and arts-based research to foster pathways towards sustainable futures

Organizers: Luca Simeone, Lea Holst Laursen, Rike Neuhoff, Olivia Harre

Lecturers: Melanie Sarantou, Christine Wamsler, Juliana Restrepo-Giraldo, Max Liljefors

ECTS: 2

Date/Time: 16-17 September 2024

Deadline: 26 August 2024

Max no. of participants: 30

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide and generate research-based knowledge about theories and methods on how design can be expanded and integrated to respond better to the needs of our current societies. The intention is to go together through an experimental 2-day design sprint, where we will journey through moments of arts-based co-creation, sound-driven future visioning, yoga and breathing sessions. The idea is to explore how these practices enable plural ways of collecting, analyzing and processing data and promote plural ways of knowing.

Prerequisites: The target group consists of PhD students in design, architecture, planning, arts, aesthetics, culture studies, psychology, sustainability studies, and related research areas interested in exploring the integration of design methods with arts-based practices and mindfulness practices for sustainability.

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-shows for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before the start of the course. Registered illness is, of course, an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses are open for registration approximately four months before starting. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.