Umeå Institute of Design is set to have a new leadership team in place on July 1st. Demian Horst will become the Head of Institute, while Linda Bresäter and Oscar Björk take the joint positions of Deputy Head of Institute.
This year's degree show at UID offers up a unique collection of innovations - ranging from autonomous taxi boats in the year 2086, to a crisis device for producing your own electricity, to a culinary tasting box with edible insects.
Despite the uncertainty regarding vaccination and spread of disease, there is now a plan for how this autumn's studies will be carried out, at least for the first few weeks.
In a challenge to develop speculative concepts designing with living things, students were asked to look into the future to explore how biodesign might shape our societies through the 21st century.
For his first ever sketch-to-model project, BFA1 student Isaac Stenegärd produced something quite special during the 'workshop training course'. Yes, it's a 'Star Wars' lightsaber.
The first few minutes and hours spent at an intensive care unit (ICU) can be vital, literally. The speed and quality of care often affect patients' lives for years to come. In a project with Getinge, APD2-students explored new design solutions for vital sign monitoring in an ICU.