Self-driving taxi boats for a flooded future and a tasting box with edible insects at UID21
Get a glimpse of tomorrow as the next generation of designers showcase their visionary grad projects. This year's degree show at Umeå Institute of Design 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.
Ecocentric design for future forestry
Recently, students from Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, completed a unique project in collaboration with the Cluster of Forest Technology along with several major stakeholders in the forest industry. But the intended client was not industry, but nature.
Liquid gel in COVID patients’ lungs makes way for new treatment
In some patients who died with severe COVID-19 and respiratory failure, a jelly was formed in the lungs. Researchers have now established what the active agent in the jelly is and thanks to that, this new discovery can now be the key to new effective therapies. This according to a new study at Umeå University, Sweden.
Bildmuseet reopens with Ringgold, Sansour and Cyrén
Three new exhibitions are installed when Bildmuseet opens its doors: The first retrospective in the Nordics of the acclaimed artist and civil rights activist Faith Ringgold; Larissa Sansours evocative and thought-provoking Heirloom, Denmark's contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2019; and Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Marathon by Karin Cyrén.
App for activists and biotech wearable for the grieving at UID20
Peek into the future as design students from all over the world showcase their grad projects in the form of tomorrow's products and services. This year's grad show at Umeå Institute of Design offers a series of innovations ranging from a biotech wearable for people suffering loss and an app for young activists, to solutions for future firefighters in the wake of climate change.
Design Matters at Bildmuseet
Design Matters presents internationally established designers and design groups who challenge our expectations of consumer products, furniture and functions. Does our relationship to things change if the shoes we wear have been cultivated by us, or if the plate we eat from is a living organism? Can a cause of the climate catastrophe be transformed into something beautiful and worth preserving?
Umeå Institute of Design takes top spot in Red Dot Ranking for a fourth consecutive year
For the fourth year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University occupies top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.
Opening at Bildmuseet: Carl Johan De Geer / The Big Misconception
Creative, provocative and brilliantly versatile, Carl Johan De Geer has been working as an artist, designer, film-maker, photographer, stage designer, cultural journalist, musician and author since the early 1960s. However, he originally wanted to be a textile designer. "The Big Misconception" presents De Geer’s textile work, pattern sketches and photographs from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Campanas / Woods at Bildmuseet
The Brazilian design duo Fernando and Humberto Campana is world famous for their colorful and experimental furniture influenced by traditional crafts. Taking inspiration from nature, they created a site-specific installation exclusively for Bildmuseet. Welcome to a press preview on Oct 30 at 10:00. Humberto Campana will provide an introduction to the exhibition which is Campanas’ first in Sweden.
Umeå Institute of Design tops world's most prestigious schools – ranked #1
The Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University was an overwhelming winner in the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). They were more successful than prestigious design schools in China, the US and UK, and demonstrated once again that they are among the world's best in industrial design education.
A building made of bottles: Inflatable market hall winning idea in architecture competition
Rodrigo García Gonzales, student at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, receives first prize in the European student competition in sustainable architecture, Gau:di. The winning concept is a market hall made of empty plastic bottles and paper. It will be constructed in full scale and presented at the opening of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy on August 28.