Danish DesignSemester Course

Danish Design, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Art History, Design
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

A journey through the discourse of design in Denmark, with a particular focus on Danish design since the post-war period. Discover and challenge how aesthetics in Danish design are most often situated in deeper social, environmental, and economic concerns. The disciplines, strategies, and viewpoints of Danish design are considered in global contexts. Strengthen your observational and critical skills by participating in Field Studies, lectures, symposia, exams, and crafting an analytical design notebook.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Industrial Design, Interior Design


Thomas Dickson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect, industrial designer (Royal Academy, 1990). Denmarks School of Journalism 1988. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 1989. Own office from 1991 to 2002 and again since 2009. Director of design futures Lego Company 2002-04, associate professor at Aarhus School of Architecture 2004-09. Visiting professor at Umeå Institute of Design 2010-11. Author of numerous books on design and innovation. With DIS 1993-97 and from 2017.