Aaron Davis receives Honorary Mention Award at Cumulus 2019

Aaron Davis receives Honorary Mention Award at Cumulus 2019

The Cumulus 2019 conference took place this May in Rovaniemi, Finland at the University of Lapland.

Academic researcher for Match Studio in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, Aaron Davis, attended the conference to present his paper Match Studio together in the wild: from dialectic contestation to dialogic collaboration developed in collaboration with Jane Andrew and Professor Ian Gwilt.

This year’s Cumulus theme was Around the Campfire: Resilience and Intelligence, exploring the means, tools and methods in design, art and media that can assist processes of growth and advancement in geographical or societal margins.

It also addressed contemporary issues like the future of design teaching, cross-disciplinary paths for design, art and media, and how resilience and intelligence sustain or are sustained by cultural and participatory perspectives.

Aaron Davis received an Honorary Mention Award for the paper, which explored co-design and design thinking as a collaborative teaching tool. Aaron now heads even further afield to continue the adventure with two days of learning about co-design with Indigenous communities on a field trip to Inari in Finland’s far north.

Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practice. Cumulus consists of 286 members from 57 countries across the globe.