Output identification: 04

Output Title: Design and Development of Artistic and cultural activity 2

Output description: The Design and development of Artistic and Cultural Activity 2 involves and is built on the CRAFT Joint Multidisciplinary Course Curriculum developed in O1 and implemented in the Joint Multidisciplinary Training Scheme in O2. Importantly O4 is built on the experiences of designing, developing, implementing and executing O3.

The design and development of Artistic and Cultural Activity 2 focuses on developing an innovative new course that represents a unique multidisciplinary approach, which involves the scientific environment as well as practitioners and cultural actors. As a result the artistic and cultural activity will later disseminate the new products and innovative ideas developed during the new course. It is the expectation that the findings and products of the developed innovative results of the first part of the Joint Multidisciplinary Course Curriculum, presented at a public exposition will be showcasing cultural diversity and creating intercultural dialogue focusing on innovative activities built on shared cultural heritage.

During the project period we will work in different cultural heritage environments and contexts to initialize and catalyze a reaction, and thereby perform actions and new designs that create Innovative Cultural Heritage links.

The design and development of O4 will be supported by C6, and will be implemented in courses at the partner universities. The course modules will be executed in C7 and C8, both modules will assist development of the final result that will be exhibited at a Session and a Workshop (carried out during a Summer School, C8) at the Architectural Biennale in Venice 2020.

The Architectural  Biennale attracts more than 250.000 visitors, and this context will provide a large impact on both the Joint Multidisciplinary Course Curriculum and the Joint Multidisciplinary Training Scheme, inviting public feedback from the visitors, and will therefore, above all, through the attention of the public during both a Session and a Public Workshop give a high impact on European Cultural Values in general.

The design and development of Artistic and Cultural Activity 2 will take a point of departure in the implementation of innovative praxises e.g. through a new developed and better teaching- and training programme. The expected impact and transferability of this Intellectual Output is high, with the prediction that it will be a catalyst to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in Europe, due to the high element of innovation involved. The activity will also be a catalyst to the promotion of cultural heritage as a driver of innovation and creative endeavour, i.e. catalyst for jobs and growth and by this have a high potential of transferability. This also includes prototype modelling, cooperation with manufacturers, mission and vision for the designed new innovative forms and their relation to the public exposure situation.     

The aim of O4 is to design and develop the next course modules which will provide students with further knowledge, skills and competencies within the industrial design and engineering field corresponding to history, culture, philosophy and the execution of a project in public built on a foundation of shared cultural heritage.

Furthermore, the aim is to give students insights into various product configurations with the use of both traditional and new manufacturing processes and materials and learn to create new combinations in an integrated and multidisciplinary process. Due to this, there will be a positive impact on the process of creating development and modernisation of educational institutions.

O4 is building activities that celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018). One highlight of the cultural heritage celebrations will be an award ceremony for “Young Talent Architecture Awards 2018” executed as a Collateral Event of the Architectural Biennale in Venice 2020 with the aim to support the talent of recently graduated architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future.


Activity Leading Organisation: Aalborg University

Start & End date: 01.05.2020 – 31.12.2020