CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 21 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

Inspire the Change

How can we inspire and make the change through design?


LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts

Lahti, Finland

To celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day, WCID, this course invites students to Lahti, Finland to work and get inspired together with Finnish students on how we can make a change through design?
The course focuses on SDG goals and on how design with co-creation can make a change for a more sustainable future.
This intensive course emerges from the peer-learning, collaboration and contribution of students from different design disciplines and cultures. Innovative and expressive solutions are produced collectively with the use of design thinking methods and co-creation. During this course, the focus lies on doing, inspiring and learning from each other.
Learning outcomes
– to work as a member of multidisciplinary and multicultural team
–to practice co-creation methods
– to awaken the mind to see solutions, shift perspective, and generate unexpected actions
The course is open for all BA-level design students, interested to work conceptually in multidisciplinary teams.

Workshop week at Lahti Campus, Finland: 15 – 19 April 2024
Course lecturers: Maaria Niskala, Senior Lecturer of Digital Service Design and Sara Bengts, Senior Lecturer of Visual Communication
Study places available: Max 10 students in CIRRUS
Apply to join the course by: 26.3.2024 by sending a letter of interest to:
Grant for CIRRUS students: 330 EUR travel (Iceland travel 660 EUR), weekly allowance 250 EUR