Product, Design, Arnhem.

Study trip, Berlin, 2018.

The annual study trip for 1st- and 2nd-year students took place in Berlin. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. This year’s program, themed UnBegrenzt, explored different attitudes in the domain of analogue, technological and traditional methods. The program included meetings with studio BLESS, interactive studio Christian Mio, studio Mark Braun, studio Alex Valder, evening presentation sessions with UdK design departments with Ineke Hans and ArtEZ Product Design, Tom Claessen moderating a talk about retail with Ania Bauer from design store Baerck, studio David Geckeler + Frank Michels, visiting Hamburger Bahnhof, Musea Panoptikum and much more.

Study trip, London and Manchester, 2016.

The annual study trip for 1st- and 2nd-year students took place in Manchester and London. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. This year’s program, themed Past-Present-Future Craft, explored attitudes and techniques in the domain of analogue, technological and traditional methods. The department actively maintains contact with a network of colleges and schools in the UK: many members of the team have obtained their Master’s in London or work with industry and museums there. Through this practice-based network, students experience the work field from different perspectives. The program included visits to exhibitions, local initiatives and studios such as MadLab, Kostya Novoselov, Martino Gamper, Mathias Hahn, Peter Marigold, Studio O Portable and Studio Peut-Porter.

Study trip, Berlin+Dessau, 2015.

The annual study trip for 1st- and 2nd-year students took place in Berlin. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. We visited many locations with highlights on Bauhaus Dessau, Hamburger Bahnhof, Sissel Tolaas, Joep de Visser, Kunstschule Berlin, Something Fantastic, Cohen van Balen, KW Institute, Brynjar Sigurðarson, Denise Julia Reytan, Stiftung Freizeit, Sammlung Boros Bunker, Tempelhof Intervention, Teufelsberg and much more.

Study trip, Duisburg, 2014.

At the start of the first semester, fieldtrips are organised to welcome the new group of students. The course team organised an introduction day to Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord and the Zollverein in Essen. Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord illustrates the environmental transformation of a formerly industrialised coal-mining region. Students explored the grounds and sights that were once formed by industrial use but are now interwoven with a newly curated landscape, open to the public. 

Study trip, Copenhagen, 2014.

The annual study trip for 1st and 2nd-year students took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. Through a practice-based network, they experience the work field from different perspectives. This year’s program explored attitudes and techniques in the domain of cultural and traditional themes.

 

The program included visits to exhibitions, local initiatives and studios such as the Kvadrat label, studio Kim Buck, the Louisiana and Glyptoteket museums and architecture by Arne Jacobsen.