About research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
School of Design
of the School of Design's mission is to conduct design research at the highest level. The school's design research as evaluated in 2010 and it is internationally recognized for its high standard.
It is the School of Design’s ambition to foster the development and dissemination of knowledge about design research - and to set new standards for research, education and the industry. The aim is not only to produce research that provides new knowledge on design in order to benefit design education, design businesses, society and the international research community. The research conducted at the School of Design shall also teach future designers to be critical and reflective of the way they think of design, of the world and of themselves.
Research clusters: dynamic topics
The research at the School of Design is organised around a dynamic research community.
Taking the school's research strategy as the starting point, research initiatives are concentrated around a series of research topics that spread across the School of Design's focal areas - and they address and contribute to important tendencies within contemporary design research and development. By this, we ensure tight bonds between research clusters, education and professional development at the School of Design.
Research clusters are: Fashion - with special attention to clothing and trends, Co-Design - user participation in the early phases of design processes, Places & Space - designers' contributions to the developments of places - from designing places to their immaterial values and visions for the future development of localities, Form:Lab - about design as artistic and cultural practice, Design Philosophy - a forum for the dialog between design and philosophy.
Business-oriented research with relevance
The School of Design emphasises the development of business-oriented research, where a series of projects is drafted, financed and conducted in collaboration with the industry. Our aim is that research at the School of Design shall contribute to ground research, improve design education, and be business-oriented and relevant to society.
Research for the everyday life and collaboration with business
Design research, as conducted at the Danish Design School, has four core commitments:
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