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Wednesday 27 April
Thursday 28 April
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University
Friday 29 April
Saturday 30 April
Sunday 1 April
Various locations across the city
Nottingham Trent University

working groups

The Cumulus working groups are member-led initiatives. The groups take many forms – long-established groups who share a common interest meet at the biannual Cumulus conference year-on-year; others exist as one-off groups who wish to discuss a specific topic on a single occasion.

Taking part in a working group can help you to collect and distribute information about members research and academic activities in specific fields.

Below is a list of the confirmed working groups for In this Place:

  • contemporary art >

    The theme for In this Place offers opportunities for explorations of place, of identity, and of memory. We invite participants to the Contemporary Art Working Group to presentations on these topics that relate to contemporary art and its connections with design.

    Proposals should present examples of experienced-based education projects exploring specific locations or sites relating to place, identity, or memory. The Contemporary Art Working Group seeks projects that might form collaborations among higher art institutions throughout the Cumulus Organisation.

    Proposals should be sent to Ann Albritton, by 1 March 2016 to be included in the Contemporary Working Groups sessions.

    Contact: Ann Albritton
    Institute: Ringling College of Art and Design, USA

  • design 4 sustainability >

    In keeping with the conference, the theme for the working group discussion is centered on creating ecological/sustainable cities with a focus on biomimcry, urban agriculture, urban/social design, industrial ecologies, green roofs and green infrastructure, etc.

    Proposal on these topics as well as curriculum and related projects are also welcome.  Please send you suggestions and proposal to Tim Rumage.

    Contact: Tim Rumage
    Institute: Ringling College of Art and Design, USA

  • design and innovation >

    This Cumulus working group aims to better understand and shape the role of design education to match the future demand of industry to innovative within a rapidly changing global economic environment.  The changing nature of Design has gained attention from governments to address structural economic shifts brought upon through global financial challenges. Within this context design has been viewed as a mechanism of building resilience within a national economy by driving innovation, productivity improvements and social cohesion.

    The working group was started in 2013 in Kalmar as the Design and Innovation network to address the broader issues addressing the changing nature of design within industry, government and society.  After two engaging meetings, it was felt that this topic should be refined to reflect a stronger focus on the role of design within industry to support innovation.  To reflect this change the working group has been retitled Industry and Innovation.

    The revised Cumulus network aims have also been updated to reflect to bring together a global network of academics, educators and practitioners to share and explore approaches and challenges to the repositioning of ‘design’ as a downstream operational activity to a driver of strategic value at an organisational level.  The network will aim to complement the activities of various National research programs investigating the role and value of design by framing the educational implications to enhance innovation within industry through design.

    Specific questions that the working group will aim to address include:

    • What will be the emerging design education content to enable industry to address structural economic shifts and remain globally competitive?
    • What is the ideal balance between design, science, art and business education to address issues relating to industry and innovation?
    • What are the emerging industry engagement frameworks to enable design capability to be embedded within firms to enhance innovation?
    • What are the education challenges to prepare design gradates to operate within this context?
    • What exemplars projects exist and what forums should these be shared in?
    • How can this group provide input to influence regional and global policy?

    Focus of the Nottingham conference

    The next working group will be held in Nottingham and we will be a discussion around a position paper from BEDA on the graduate skills to meet future industry needs.  The position paper will be made available to the working group participants.  The session will be facilitated to reflect on how the what specific examples the Cumulus community is undertaking to address the concerns raised in the position paper and what recommendations it can make to the broader community.

    Contact: Prof. Dr Sam Bucolo
    Institute: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

  • fashion and textile >

    Fashion and Textile working group focuses on giving yet another look at sustainability in the designated fields. As one of the burning topics, we are still to resolve the essence of sustainability in studies, especially in one of the most over-producing  sectors when thinking of production. What are the practices you apply? What have been the developments? Where do you see more potential in the upcoming years? How can we already pre-value the design to grant it a respectable life-cycle?

    The topic will be approached partly through a documentary „Out of Fashion“  by Jaak Kilmi and Lennart Laberenz released in 2015 following Dr Reet Aus on her misson of finding what she believes to be one of the major solutions of sustainable design in the current economic system.

    Additional proposals on this topic (especially curriculum related) are very welcome. Please send your suggestions and proposals to Dr Reet Aus and Prof Piret Puppart.

    Initiated by Cumulus Secretariat, the Estonian Academy of Arts launched the Cumulus working group of fashion and textile in 2009. Since then it has at least once a year gathered students, professors and teachers of the related field in the CUMULUS universities for a working group at one of the CUMULUS annual conferences, so far in Europe.

    Contact: Dr Reet Aus and Prof Piret Puppart
    Institute: Estonian Academy of Arts

  • furniture and interior >

    The theme for the ‘In this Place’ conference seems tailored to the topic of the Furniture and Interior working group.

    The meeting for the Furniture and Interior working group is open to anyone wishing to present research, student works or new ideas related to the topic ‘furniture and interior, teaching and researching’. Presentations on teaching strategies, working methods, innovative curricula or similar, from university departments addressing these keywords, are welcome.

    The meeting will share knowledge, viewpoints and insights pertaining to the future development of the fields of interior and furniture, and it will facilitate discussions in search for possible future collaborations among participants.

    Please send your proposal (or state your interest in presenting) to Anders Brix, by 1 April 2016.

    Contact: Anders Brix
    Institute: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

  • gensai design >

    GENSAI refers to the reduction of damage or causalities caused by disasters such as earthquake, tsunami or typhoon in Japanese. The words ‘disaster prevention’ are more familiar than GENSAI, however we can’t actually defend from natural disasters. Adding to this, the aid and resources for disaster prevention must be stored for long periods of time, meaning in some cases they may not be put to use or are lost from people’s minds.

    GENSAI Design means the ideas to increase disaster mitigation through design. The GENSAI Design Project has managed the Design and Planning Competition for GENSAI with SDAFST since 2012.

    Proposals for disaster mitigation are sought-after in many areas across the world. Let’s come together to discuss ideas.

    Contact: Dr. Jiro Sagara
    Institute: Kobe Design University, Japan

  • leadership and strategy >

    Cumulus Leadership and Strategy Working Group
    Wednesday 28 April 2016 at 17.00 pm – 19.00 pm

    How can design, designers and design education and activities that are connected with them, obtain more impact on the World Development and on those who are in power and have the money?

    During the latest meetings of the Cumulus Leadership and Strategy Working Group, we have worked on a Manifesto for what good leadership is. At the next meeting in Nottingham, we will discuss how we transform these good words into an Action. We have invited some specialists from different backgrounds and countries on these issues to come and share their knowledge, experience and visions on how design, designers and design schools can obtain more impact on systems, organizations and cultures in order to contribute to changing the World development in a more positive way.

    Cumulus Leadership and Strategy Working Group Manifesto on Leadership.
    Our dynamically changing complex society requires new mindsets, approaches and solutions. As Cumulus school leaders our responsibility is to inform and influence our surrounding global society so that our knowledge and solutions have impact and become rapidly diffused. We will do our utmost to create the best educational frameworks, to establish excellent conditions for creative knowledge production and diffusion, for our students and stakeholders.


    Christian Guellerin, Director L´Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique France
    Christian´s presentation will be about the double degrees: Are they just wishful thinking? Feedback about Hybrid educationnal programs – Engineering, business, architecture, design, humanities

    Elena Kolovskaya, Director Pro Arte Foundation St. Petersburg Russia
    Elena will present about her work in the inspiring cultural and also challenging context in the North-West of Russia.

    Robin Turner, Greenside Design Center, Johannesburg, South Africa
    He will present what does design and the design education mean for the development of Africa.

    Thit Juul Madsen, CEO Design2innovate, Denmark
    Thit will present what can happen when a whole region invests in design and make it the fulcrum of its development. And what role can design education play in that development?

    Contact: Rector Elsebeth Gerner-Nielsen
    Institute: Design School Kolding, Denmark

    View the speaker profiles in more detail:


  • reveda >

    For the next ReVeDA WG in Nottingham, we would like to propose a reflection on the nature of design research today, while digging on the relationship between research as an ‘activity’ and design as a ‘mindset’ and all the possible forms and patterns this connection may posit. We want to explore design research aimed both at improving processes of design but also as a field that is developing
    domain‐ specific knowledge that is informed by a variety of theoretical lenses, disciplines, and practices.

    View below a letter of invitation from the group:

    Contact: Mariana Amatullo
    Institute: Art Center College of Design, Northwestern University, USA

  • x-files >

    The Cumulus X-Files Working Group is a group of all Heads of International Offices, policy makers and advisers, international exchange coordinators of Cumulus Member Schools.

    They meet at least once a year at Cumulus meetings with general assembly. Presentations, discussions and workshops are about:

    • Internationalization philosophy
    • Internationalization strategies
    • ERASMUS program (daily obstacles)
    • International Partner Programs other than ERSMUS
    • Hands-on and best-practice in Internationalization as a whole
    • Networking within coordinators

    Contact: Aparajita Dutta
    Institute: Royal Academy of Art The Hague, the Netherlands

keynote speakers

Dr Daniel Glaser

Designing a new engagement space where art and science collide

The future of design must encompass new spaces where people from different backgrounds can engage and where different knowledge sets and world views can respectfully interact. Spaces where young people can have a sense of ownership and control are especially challenging.

Science Gallery London will open on the Guy’s campus of King’s College in 2017 directly opposite the Shard. It will be aimed at 15-25 year olds but must be attractive and accessible to students, researchers, local residents and workers, commuters and hospital visitors. It will also present cutting edge art and world leading science in a mode that is owned and controlled by the audience. The gallery occupies what was Europe’s first McDonald’s on a healthcare campus and we want to ensure that the accessibility which characterises fast food joints is built into the new space too. We are employing principles of co-design in our programming approach and will test the proposition that involving users in shaping content will encourage a broader demographic to visit and engage.


Dr Daniel Glaser

Wolfgang Buttress

The Hive: creating the UK Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo

NTU Fine Art alumnus, Wolfgang Buttress and NTU physicist Dr Martin Bencsik

In June 2015 many Cumulus Association members had the opportunity to attend Expo Milano and experience the UK Pavilion for themselves.

On Thursday 28 April 2016, we welcome Wolfgang to share his thoughts on the concept behind the design and how the vision for this award-winning pavilion was realised. Joining Wolfgang will be Dr Martin Bencsik, who will discuss his scientific research and the role this played in shaping the project.

The theme for the World Expo was ‘Feed the Planet, Energy for Life’. Wolfgang’s design highlighted the importance of pollination in the food chain and drew on honeybee research carried out by NTU physicist Dr Martin Bencsik.

Visitors experienced the Pavilion from a bee’s-eye view, meandering through an orchard of apple trees and navigating a meadow of British wildflower species before entering The Hive – a 14 m sculptural, honeycomb-inspired lattice, comprised of 32 layers and 169,000 aluminium components. A nine-metre spherical void hollowed from the centre allowed visitors to inhabit the sculpture while a glass floor allowed views through from below.

The lighting and soundscapes within the structure were inspired by Dr Bencsik’s research, with instrumental sounds and an array of 891 LED lights buzzing and pulsating in response to live-streamed signals from a real bee colony kept at NTU.

The UK Pavilion brought together art, science, sound, architecture, engineering and landscape through an immersive and multisensory experience that signifies the important and intrinsic relationship between bees and humans.

The Pavilion has collected twelve design awards to date, including the BIE’s Gold medal for best Pavilion architecture and landscape, Best Public Use Project with Public Funding Award at the prestigious Blueprint Awards 2015, and the Best Pavilion Architecture Award from the Italian Association of Architects and other Italian National Construction and Landscape bodies.

Wolfgang Buttress Image Credit: Melton Photography

parallel sessions

The parallel sessions comprised of contributions from professionals, academics and students, that acknowledged a systemic perspective on the following topics and reflected outcomes from their own research, projects and experiences.

  • Negotiating artefacts
  • Innovation
  • Future crafts
  • Future space
  • Sustainability

The parallel sessions have been split into two groups:

  • Academic and professional presentations, to be delivered on Friday 29 April 2016.
  • Student presentations, to be delivered on Saturday 30 April 2016.

academic parallel sessions

Each chairperson shaped the academic and professional sessions according to the content. Speakers were asked to deliver a presentation based on their submitted paper. Each session consisted of presentations and open discussions.

Following the parallel sessions delegates were invited to join the Plenary: From this Place at 16.30 pm at NTU, where the threads, themes, opportunities, gaps and/or challenges of the sessions were drawn together. There was also be a moment to acknowledge speakers for their contributions.

You can view the full abstracts for the academic and professional parallel sessions by clicking on the button below.

view abstracts

The drop-down menus below provide you with an overview of each parallel session.

Nottingham Contemporary
  • negotiating artefacts >

    Location: Nottingham Contemporary

    Address: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB, United Kingdom

    Date: Friday 29 April 2016

    Time: 9.00 am – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Prof. Duncan Higgins, School of Art & Design

    9.00 am – 12.00 pm : Morning session

    Introduction : Welcome to Nottingham Contemporary

    Janna Graham, Head of Public Programmes and Research, Nottingham Contemporary

    1 : Bloody Sunday's Bloody Flag

    Catherine Harper, University of Portsmouth, UK

    2 : Wonder Design and the Exploration of Senses and Imagination

    Rian Rezende, Sabrina Araújo and Denise Portinari, PUC-Rio - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

    3 : Yes, And (+), Maybe: CloTHING(s) as Conversation

    Helene Day Fraser, Keith Doyle, Mia Daniels, Nicolene Mckenzie and Natalie Tillen, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada

    12.00 pm – 13.30 pm : Lunch break

    13.30 pm – 14.00 pm : Afternoon session

    4 : Presenting 'Lost But Not Forgotten' at the Crypt Gallery St. Pancras: Negotiating and Constructing Active Critical Conversation Concerning Contested Human Remains in Museums

    Jane Wildgoose, The Wildgoose Memorial Library, UK

    5 : Cultural Identity and the Municipal Gallery: The Re-Imagining of Bradford’s Collection as a Transcultural Representation of Identity at Cartwright Hall 1904-2014

    Jemma Browne, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Nottingham Trent University
  • innovation >

    Location: Nottingham Trent University

    Address: Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Date: Friday 29 April 2016

    Time: 9.00 am – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Prof. Anthony Kent, School of Art & Design

    9.00 am – 12.00 pm : Morning session

    Introduction : Welcome to Nottingham Trent University

    Marjolijn Brussaard, President, ArtEZ University of the Arts

    1 : Work on the Move

    Richard Firth, Edinburgh Napier University, UK; Michael Taks, School of Engineering & Design, Windesheim, Zwolle, Netherlands; Peter Van De Graaf, School of Engineering & Design, Windesheim, Zwolle, Netherlands; Trent Jennings, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Ruth Cochrane, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

    2 : As a future working place : co-working places

    Füsun Curaoğlu and Duysal Tütüncü, Anadolu Üniversitesi, Turkey

    3 : Suburban Safari: Co-designing a Cultural Network for Sutton

    Nicola Ryan, University of the Arts, London, UK

    4 : End-user development: e-textiles and the wearable IoT

    Sarah Kettley, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    12.00 am – 13.30 pm : Lunch break

    13.00 pm – 16.00 pm : Afternoon session

    5 : Savoir Faire and Innovation: Place-based design heritage in undergraduate education

    Carol Overby, Parsons Paris, France; Gabriele Goretti, DIDA- University of Florence, Italy and Elisabetta Cianfanelli, DIDA University of Florence, Italy

    6 : Social Innovation Design on Local Cultural Heritage of Ya'an Grit Utensils Welfare, Brand Business Model Innovation and Design Practice

    Jun Zhang, Yuan Cao and Tie Ji, Hunan University, China

    7 : Towards a Common Space for Research in Fashion

    Marco Mossinkoff, Utrecht University of the Arts, Netherlands and Anthony Kent, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    8 : In-Situ 3D Printed Souvenirs and their Relationship with Heritage Sites

    Samantha Forster and Constantia Anastasiadou, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Confetti Institute of Creative Technology
  • future craft >

    Location: Confetti Institute of Creative Technology

    Address: Antenna, Beck Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Date: Friday 29 April 2016

    Time: 9.00 am – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Prof. Tom Fisher, School of Art & Design

    9.00 am – 12.00 pm : Morning session

    Introduction : Welcome to Confetti

    Delivered by a representative from Confetti

    1 : Digitally making as an opportunity for skilling and empowerment

    Giuseppe Salvia, Carmen Bruno and Marita Canina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    2 : Maker Movement - creating knowledge through basic intention

    Tomi Dufva, Aalto-University, the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

    3 : Codesigning and Sustainable practices in fashion teaching

    Desamparados Pardo Cuenca and Patrik Baldan Escola d' Art i Superior de Disseny of Valencia, Spain

    4 : There is far too little handicraft going on at the University

    Lena Hakanson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

    5 : Connecting with local resource flows: flax fibre composites

    Faith Kane, Loughborough Univeristy, UK

    12.00 pm – 13.30 pm : Lunch

    13.30 pm – 16.00 pm : Afternoon session

    6 : The Potential of Rural Crafts in Promoting Community Empowerment through Participatory Design Intervention -A Case Study of a Project concerning Huayao Ethnic Minority Community

    Professor Baosheng Wang, Professor Tie Ji and Yuanyuan Yang, School of Design, Hunan University, China

    7 : Personal Imagination and Collective Identification: Chinese Implication of Handmade Design

    Yanzu Li, Tsinghua University, China and Li Zhang, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, China

    8 : Circular interdependency: a mindful design investigation into a natural living system

    Gerbrand van Melle, AUT University, New Zealand

    9 : The Role of Craft in Creative Innovation: Skin, cloth and metal

    Dr Katherine Townsend, Nottingham Trent University and Dr Kristina Niedderer, University of Wolverhampton, UK

New Art Exchange
  • future space >

    Location: New Art Exchange

    Address: New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Date: Friday 29 April 2016

    Time: 9.00 am – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Ana Souto, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, NTU

    9.00 am – 12.00 pm : Morning session

    Introduction : Welcome to New Art Exchange

    Skinder Hundal, Chief Executive, New Art Exchange

    1 : Design - for and with the others?

    Michael Krohn, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

    2 : Urban Social Initiatives and Co-Creation

    Birgitte Geert Jensen and Jorgen Rasmussen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark

    3 : Design the Campus: Introducing a Toolkit for Developing Creative Learning Spaces

    Katja Thoring, Pieter Desmet and Petra Badke-Schaub Delft University of Technology, Germany; Roland M. Mueller Berlin School of Economics and La, Germany

    4 : Cultural Diversity – a strong didactic design tool?

    Mette Mikkelsen and Maria Kirk Mikkelsen, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark

    5 : Design Thinking to Co-Create a Shared Future

    Ramneek Majithia, Pearl Academy, India

    12.00 pm – 13.30 pm : Lunch break

    13.30 pm – 16.00 pm : Afternoon session

    6 : Architectural Prefabrication Pavilions as a Site for Cultural Diversity

    Annabel Pretty, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

    7 : The Never Ending Project into Future Design Spaces

    Dolly Daou, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Gérard Vallin, ESAG-Penninghen, France; Jane Smith , School of Visual Arts, USA; Jean Lelay ESAG-Penninghen, France and Eduardo Lytton, School of Visual Arts, USA

    8 : Social intersections. Social media spaces as sites for creative pedagogies

    Eve Stirling, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

    9 : Design Fiction: A Countermeasure For Technology Surprise

    E. Scott Denison, I The Ohio State University, USA

Broadway Cinema
  • sustainability >

    Location: Broadway Cinema

    Address: Broadway Cinema, Broad Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Date: Friday 29 April 2016

    Time: 9.00 am - 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Prof. Venu Dhupa, Director, VSDB Consultancy

    9.00 am – 12.00 pm : Morning Session

    Introduction : Welcome to Broadway Cinema

    Steve Mapp, Chief Executive, Broadway Cinema

    1 : Sustainability and the Great Disconnect

    Thomas Rumage, Ringling College of Art and Design, USA

    2 : The Square Mile Project

    Yvette Vaughan-Jones, Visiting Arts, UK

    3 : Are We Ready? Visual Memory and Catastrophe

    Jill Powell, Academy of Design Australia, Australia and Carlo Pagoda, Academy of Design Australia, Australia

    12.00 pm – 13.30 pm : Lunch

    13.30 pm – 16.00 pm : Afternoon Session

    4 : Solar Gateway Horse

    Jo Fairfax, Jo Fairfax Studio, UK

    5 : Exploring the Social Functions of Public Art

    Melanie Buffington, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA and Supriya Manandhar, Virginia Commonwealth University, Nepal

student parallel sessions

The Conference Chairs have shaped the student sessions according to the content. Originally comprising of five strands this session was restructured into the following three sessions:

  • Negotiating artefacts and future craft
  • Innovation and sustainability
  • Future space

Speakers were asked to deliver a presentation based on their submitted paper. Each session consisted of presentations and open discussions.

You can view the full abstracts for the student parallel sessions by clicking on the button below.

view abstracts

The drop-down menus below provide you with an overview of each parallel session.

Nottingham Trent University
  • negotiating artefacts and future craft >

    Nottingham Trent University

    Date: 30 April 2016

    Time: 13.00 pm – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Prof. Duncan Higgins, School of Art & Design


    1 : Future Crafts

    Anaisha Shrujal Patel, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    2 : Culture-based Design Innovation - A semiotic analysis of Patchwork in Northwest China

    Bai Xue and Ming Xi Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

    3 : Tangible ideation: Developing material study approaches and tool kits with children to enhance design education for children

    Bang Jeon Lee, Aalto University, Finland

    4 : The Mark of the Maker

    Philip Robbins, Aaron Oussoren and Keith Doyle, Emily Carr University, Canada

    5 : The role of branded artefacts in celebrating events

    Yvonne Trew, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Nottingham Trent University
  • innovation and sustainability >

    Nottingham Trent University

    Date: Saturday 30 April 2016

    Time: 13.00 pm – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Prof. Venu Dhupa, Director, VSDB Consultancy

    1 : Cycling, identity & place

    Si Beales, Nottingham Trent University, UK

    2 : Future spaces: Food Design applied to inclusion and local identity

    Rita De Castro Engler, Letícia Hilário Guimarães and Ana Carolina Godinho de Lacerda, UEMG, Brazil

    3 : Knitwear design new visions: smart-k project. How the traditional craft methodologies are evolving into new scenarios thanks to technological innovation.

    Giovanni Maria Conti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Martina Motta, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Federica Gallarati, Dolce & Gabbana, Italy, Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    4 : Smartphone enabled design: utilising unique markers for reimagining Ming vases

    Paul D. Found and Ming-Huang Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

    5 : Future Factory. New Design skills in the era of post-craft

    Viktor Malakuczi and Loredana Di Lucchio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Nottingham Trent University
  • future space >

    Nottingham Trent University

    Date: Saturday 30 April 2016

    Time: 13.00 pm – 16.00 pm

    Chairperson: Ana Souto, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, NTU

    1 : Design the Campus: Introducing a Toolkit for Developing Creative Learning Spaces

    Katja Thoring, Pieter Desmet and Petra Badke-Schaub Delft University of Technology, Germany; Roland M. Mueller Berlin School of Economics and La, Germany

    2 : The urban public space and design as tools to promote social interaction

    Mia Modak Guevara, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

    3 : Empowerment started with a mug of herbal tea - Oi!, A case of art integration in communities in Hong Kong.

    Pik Yu Chan, Tsinghua Academy of Art and Design, China

    4 : Rephotographing Place Together: Japan and the Challenger expedition

    Gary McLeod, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK

    5 : Impact of Future Space from a Masters’ Student Experience

    Lydia Awad and Thomas Garvey, Carleton University School of Industrial Design, Canada

new members fair

This year we have a record breaking number of new Cumulus Association members, with 35 institutions invited to take part in the New Members Fair on Thursday 28 April from 5 pm – 7 pm. Delegates are invited to attend the fair to network with new members and to explore future partnerships.

Academie Minerva, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Netherlands

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Faculty of Visual Art and Design, Indonesia

Camondo, Interior Architecture and Design, Paris, France

Cheongju University, College of Arts, Cheongju, South Korea

CENTRO Diseño, Cine y Televisión, Mexico City, Mexico

Donghua University, Shanghai, China

École Supérieure des Arts Modernes (ESAM Design), Paris, France

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid (ESDM), Madrid School of Design, Spain

George Brown College, School of Design, Toronto, Canada

Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), Strasbourg, France

Hochschule Düsseldorf (HSD), Germany

Institute of Technology National (ITENAS), Bandung, Indonesia

Instituto Marangoni, School of Fashion, Art & Design, Milan, Italy

Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Turkey

JD Educational Trust, Bangalore, India

KEA, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Denmark

Kyushu University; Faculty of Design, School of Design, Graduate School of Design, Fukuoka, Japan

la Conférence des grandes écoles, Paris, France

Lasalle College of the Arts, Faculty of Design, Singapore

London College of Contemporary Arts, UK

Macromedia University, School of Creative Arts, München, Germany

Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication, Sweden

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester School of Art, UK

Mid Sweden University, Department of Industrial Design and the Department of Media and Communication Science, Sundsvall, Sweden

National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, India

Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore, Pakistan

Plymouth College of Art, UK

Rhode Island School of Design, USA

Russian State University for the Humanities, Faculty of the History of Art, Moscow, Russia

Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Ramat‐Gan, Israel

Sustainable Design School (SDS), Nice, France

Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina (UCAL), Lima, Peru

University of Palermo, School of Design and Communication, Buenos Aires, Argentina

cultural programme

Cancelled: A walking tour of Nottingham with Robin Hood, Sunday 1 May

Due to a small response to the walking tour it has been withdrawn from the programme. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

exhibitions and events

We’d like to highlight some of the exhibitions and events taking place in Nottingham during your stay.

Exhibition Marker

Bonington Gallery

Exhibition: Publishing Rooms

Exhibition and workshop: The Cumulus Fanzine
Saturday 30 April, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Delegates not attending the general assembly are invited to visit the current exhibition in Bonington Gallery. Titled ‘Publishing rooms’, the exhibition offers new perspectives on our relationship with current publishing technology, broadcast, and the archiving of the results. creators, brothers Andrew and Iain Foxall, together with curator Tom Godfrey, will give a tour of the exhibition and then create a fanzine that will reference the mornings outcome, drawing inspiration from In this Place.

“one of the aims of the exhibition is to inspire us to find ‘non-dull’ ways to disseminate information. in an attempt to prove the exhibitions aim, we will make a publication using gathered content from the mornings activities.”

Andrew Foxall
Foxall Studio

Exhibition Marker

Broadway Cinema

Screening: Elektra 12A

Exhibition Marker

Nottingham Castle museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition: The Sound of Silence

Exhibition Marker

Nottingham Contemporary

Exhibition: Simon Starling, The Grand Tour Season Two

Exhibition Marker

New Art Exchange
Exhibition: Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf

These are just a selection of what is on offer at the time of your visit. You can plan your own arts programme by using the Nottingham Art Map.