We are delighted to announce a partnership with Cumulus, the global association which serves art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of 257 members from 54 countries. The secretariat is located in Helsinki in Finland.
Cumulus aims at building and maintaining a dynamic and flexible academic forum which brings together top level educational institutions from all parts of the world. Cumulus collaborates not only with institutions and organizations from the field of art, design and media; the encouragement of co-operation with industry and business is important as well.
To stimulate design actions, projects and research leading to a more sustainable society, Cumulus representatives signed the Kyoto Design Declaration in March 2008. To implement the ideals of the Declaration, the Cumulus Green award was established. Cumulus Green is an international award focused on cultivating and leading global cultures, societies and industries towards more ecological and responsible solutions.
Following our Co-Editor’s involvement with In This Place, the Cumulus conference at Nottingham Trent University (UK) in 2016 and the review published by Sally Bassett in this journal, we met with Cumulus last year and agreed that we will work together over the coming few years. We will publish abstracts/papers from the next few bi-annual conferences. Given that there were five prize papers from the Nottingham conference we thought we would start with those and the abstracts below have links to the main conference report.