CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 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.

CIRRUS network meeting Design and Artistic Research. Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation.

CIRRUS network meeting Design and Artistic Research for teachers, workshop masters, leaders and coordinators will take place in Copenhagen
Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design, Conservation.
November 6 – 8, 2024.

For the first time we are inviting workshop masters to join and we are expecting many teachers to participate!

Registration is open now! Deadline for registration is October 1, 2024!

2-step registration as follows:

1. Please register here

2. Please pay the invoice here

CIRRUS 2024 programme

Click to see full screen programme for CIRRUS network meeting for teachers, workshop masters, leaders and coordinators


The Royal Danish Academy, Philip De Langes Allé 10
1435 Copenhagen K

Contact person:
Grith Sørensen Korning
If you wish to use ERASMUS+ training funding, please send your mobility agreements to Trine Nielsen. 
One teacher per CIRRUS institution is eligible for CIRRUS mobility support.

Welcome to the CIRRUS network meeting at the Royal Danish Academy to all teachers, coordinators, workshop staff, and leaders from Nordic-Baltic Art and Design higher educations.

The theme of the meeting in Copenhagen is Design and Artistic Research, and we look forward to sharing knowledge and discussing how we can develop the artistic framework in education, how we teach artistic methods, how students develop their artistic skills and competencies throughout the education, and how we ensure quality and peer review of artistic research.

For early birds, the meeting starts on Wednesday, 6 November where you can join a tour of the Design Museum Denmark at 4:00 PM, followed by a light network dinner at the Cafe Format. The tour at the museum will include the exhibition Danish Modern that reflects on: danish design is known and loved – both at home and abroad. But what led to its success, which designs are central, and who are the major Danish designers of the 20th century?

We have reserved 50 tickets for this event, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday and Friday will have the main network program. On Thursday afternoon and Friday, there will be breakout sessions for educators, workshop staff, coordinators, and leaders. Remember to sign up to your preferred workshop.

The teacher’s workshop will be divided into several tracks with the working titles:

  • Conditions for artistic research
  • Dissemination of artistic research
  • Teaching artistic research
  • The difference and similarities between scientific and artistic research

Teachers will receive an email, after they have signed up, with a description of the different tracks to choose which one they want to participate in

The program includes two keynote lectures:

  • Thursday 7 November, Professor Joost Grootens will open the meeting with a lecture on “Design and Artistic Research”
  • Friday 8 November, Professor Ida Engholm will give the lecture “Planetary Dreaming”

Thursday evening, we will have a gala dinner in the Festival Hall at the Royal Danish Academy. With food, wine, music – and a lot of networking and conversations.

The meeting will be framed by a special exhibition where researchers, teachers and students from the Royal Danish Academy reflect and show examples of how the artistic method is taught at the Academy.

The program closes on Friday afternoon with a harbour cruise in the Copenhagen Harbour, ending in the city centre at BLOX, where you can visit the Danish Architecture Center (DAC) and the exhibition Water that reflects on what kind of reality we are looking into when the water comes. Should we pull away from the coast? Should we entrench ourselves or should we live with the water? The ticket to DAC is included.

Ticket 1:
Tour of the Design Museum Denmark and light dinner on Wednesday, 6 November, and participation in the CIRRUS meeting 7-8 November at the Royal Danish Academy, including catering, gala dinner, and harbor cruise.

290 €/ 2.165 DKK

Ticket 2:
CIRRUS meeting 7-8 November at the Royal Danish Academy, including catering, gala dinner, and harbor cruise.

250 €/ 1.865 DKK

When you have signed up by buying your ‘ticket’ at our web shop, you will receive a confirmation and a receipt.

Hotel recommendation:
The Hotel Admiral
Toldbodgade 24,28
1253 Copenhagen K

Using discount code Admiral10 when booking, you can get a 10% discount on rooms

The Hotel Wake Up Copenhagen, Borgergade
Borgergade 9
1300 Copenhagen K
Using this link, you will get a special price:

Looking forward to seeing all of you here at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen:

Our main hosts:

Mathilde Aggebo, Dean of Design
Karin Voss Bertelsen, Assistant Head of Institute of Architecture and Design