Arctic Design for the Real World: Basic Concepts and Educational Practice

Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk, Daria Akimenko, Nikolai Garin, Satu Miettinen

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Abstract

In this article, we outline the potential of design to inform the vision of human existence in severe environmental settings. For that, we propose the Arctic Design (AD) framework as providing new sensitivity to global issues and preparing for the liveable future in the everchanging environment. Through a brief historical overview of the AD origin, we summarize the past and present developments in the field into several concepts, and here present three of them: hybrid culture, context-sensitivity, and continuous adaptation. We illustrate each concept with examples from design educational practice in two relevant universities in Russia and Finland. Through reconsideration of the relationship between humans and technology in the presence of an influential environment, the proposed framework offers researchers and practitioners new ways of understanding and approaching extreme settings, which serve a testing ground for innovative solutions to adaptation problems critical for human survival and sustainable wellbeing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Value of Design & Engineering Education in a Knowledge Age
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Editors Anders Bisgaard, Paul John McElheron, Mette Therkildsen, Lyndon Buck, Erik Bohemia, Hilary Grierson
Publisher The Design Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781912254101
ISBN (Print)978-1-912254-10-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventDS 104: the 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - VIA Design, VIA University in Herning, Herning, Denmark
Duration: 10 Sep 202011 Sep 2020
https://www.designsociety.org/

Conference

ConferenceDS 104: the 22nd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
CountryDenmark
CityHerning
Period10.09.202011.09.2020
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Keywords

  • Arctic design
  • hybrid culture
  • context-sensitivity
  • continuous adaptation
  • design education

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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