Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Art, Design, and Social Entrepreneurship in Scandinavia
May 26–June 16, 2013 (depart USA 5/25) *Note: Dates & itinerary subject to change
Scandinavian countries have a long tradition of integrating art and design into everyday life. This study trip will focus on the various ways art and design practices in Scandinavia are able to play a role in society directly—through public art, socially-oriented design projects, and other artistic and social entrepreneurial strategies. The trip will be centered around Turku (Åbo in Swedish), Finland. Turku is a medium sized city, the gateway to the 10,000+ island archipelago on the baltic, and the former capital of Finland. It is a regional center for sound art, media and biotechnology technologies, research universities, and of course art and design. From Turku, students will travel to Stockholm via cruise ship, a wonderful way to experience the 23 hours-a-day midnight sun one finds in June, and also to Helsinki to explore design, public art and media art history in the region. The trip will include visits to the Arabia and Iittala design centers, buildings and residences of Saarinen and Aalto, and more. Students will live in residences on the campus of the Åbo Akademi (in the city center) for three weeks, will spend time working with local art and design students, and will meet some of the artists and designers responsible for the wide variety of public art and civic design projects undertaken in Turku. Students will work in teams to complete art/design proposals that will have the potential for further development once they return.
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and/or 3 credits ARTHI
Shawn Decker, Sound, Art & Technology
Kai Mah, Art History, Theory & Criticism
Program fee: Approx. $2,090 (including accommodation, 3 group meals, admissions, ground and ferry transport;
not including airfare).
PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour
Itinerary: This trip starts in Stockholm, Sweden (airport code ARN) and ends in Turku, Finland (TKU).
Accommodation: Group housing will be hostel accommodation in Stockholm and Helsinki and Åbo Akademi guest apartments (with kitchens) in Turku.
Budget at least $1,500 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Online registration begins:
March 5, 2013
Deposit due at registration:
Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 112
Tuesday, Feb 26. at 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 816