New Nordic DesignSemester Course

New Nordic Design, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Design, Industrial Design
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course investigates the present state of design in Scandinavia – the New Nordic. You touch on design at all scales from the Scandinavian region, and the relevance of regional design characteristics in the globalized world of today are critically evaluated. Throughout the course you investigate the distinction between ‘making’ – how cultural products like architecture, design, literature, film, food, etc., come about – and ‘identity’ – what these cultural products mean to individuals, to communities, and to society. Field Studies to illustrate sites in Copenhagen form an integral part of the course.

Related Discipline(s)

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


Birgitte Borup

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Interior Architect, M.D.D. (Denmark’s Design School, 1986). Own design office since 1988. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design as well as furniture design. Recipient of several international awards. Works exhibited nationally and internationally. With DIS since 1998.