Cumulus Paris 2018

In April Daniel Gaffner, Nicklas Karlsson, Sofie Marie Ottsen Hansen and Elisabet Nilsson from K3 participated in the Cumulus Paris 2018 conference. The conference topic was “To get there Together” (say it quick with a French accent and see what happens). The conference took place at the four Parisian Schools of Art and Design, Boulle, Duperré, Estienne, and Ensaama. Many of the paper presentations this year had an emphasis on design education, and on various teaching practices, pedagogical tools and models. In a true French spirit, the conference was also spiced up with some student demonstrations which blocked out the venue for the conference opening, and a couple of strikes.

Sofie and Elisabet presented their paper “Re-thinking archiving for increased diversity – Insights from a co-design project with museum professionals and refugees” sharing their work in the Living Archives project. Daniel and Nicklas visited STRATE – Ecole de Design, in Paris and discussed possible future co-operations with Ensaama, also in Paris, and U.d.K. in Berlin, as well as attending the General assembly of Cumulus and the New Members Fair.

Elisabet Nilsson and Sofie Marie Ottsen Hansen before their presentation at Ensaama, National School of Applied Arts and Crafts in Paris. Right: Arnaud Homann, lecturer of graphic design at Ensaama and Daniel Gaffner, program director of graphic design at K3, former fellow students at Central St Martins, London.