Last week we held a joint research seminar with DNV GL and AHO. It marks the first research event of the agreement signed between the two parties in 2013. On the agenda was presentation of the current research collaboration project Ocean Concept Generator, presentation of the design research approach to maritime innovation and workshop to identify new joint research activities. The next event is planned for the fall 2014. This will be an arena for sharing, networking and discussing maritime research agendas among researchers of DNV GL and AHO.
Under our Sustainia theme we have now received funding from both our Norwegian Research Council (RCN) and the South African National Research Foundation (NFR). Our partners in South Africa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), also happens to be situated in this years World Capital of Design, Cape Town. Something we in the project hope to utilise as much as we can.
Design fiction has been a long term interest of several of us at the CDR. We’ve just had an article published in a special issue of Digital Creativity. Thanks to Derek Hales for his patient compilation and editing of this journal. Good to see several others together in this issue.
There’s one word that’s always popping up when it comes to my species. Stealth. We are your making. We are your secret. We sneak up on your own kind, driven from afar, steered from military carvan parks of daily occupation. Or there’s the DIY school. Then there’s the light fingered set.