21 Jan New Roles for Design Museums > PostCrisis Museums as the Community-driven Social Innovation Centres > University of the Southern Denmark > Kolding (Denmark)
Here is the project that I have been invited to participate in and contribute to Kolding, Denmark: Design Culture Kolding. In the context of the Design City Kolding, a Roundtable Discussion Event about “Contemporary Design Culture and the Design Museum: Challenges and Opportunities” that will take place on 23rd January in the Trapholt Museum has been organized by the University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Design, Culture and Management and the University of Brighton.
While design museums have responsibilities for the collection and exhibition of objects that mark design’s historical trajectories, this task is arguably becoming more complex and challenging. The last 20 years has seen the proliferation of design museums through Europe and beyond. At the same time, the practices, social meanings, political significances and economic roles of design have changed radically. In turn, this implies a new range of opportunities for how design museums might function.
Paper > This paper aims to contribute to providing a strategic roadmap to the current PostCrisis situation that is challenging to the museums. The author suggests that PostCrisis Museums should undergo a transition to become Social Innovation Community-driven Centres.
The Paper that I will give is titled:
The interconnected territorial train system over two Nation-States, linking Sweden with Denmark on the east coast when the #Oresund #CityRegion is located.
Here is the very productive and collaborative discussion took place: #Trapholt #Design #Museum in #Kolding, #Denmark. Nice meeting you: Guy, Liz, Kieran, Jette, Mads, Anders, Vera, Nina, Anne-Louise, …
Here the #research #outcome:
Final Conclusion > Although soon it will be published a short note >
As the outcome of the Kolding’s roundtable event that took place in the Trapholt Design Musem, its coordinator and chair, Prof Guy Julier has recently summarized in a blog reflection as follows: Read here.
Here is the roundtable design:
Contemporary Design Culture and the Design Museum: Challenges and Opportunities
Roundtable Discussion Event
Trapholt Museum, Kolding, Denmark
Thursday 23 January, 2014, 1000h-1600h
While design museums have responsibilities for the collection and exhibition objects that mark design’s historical trajectories, this task is, arguably, becoming more complex and challenging.The last 20 years has seen the proliferation of design museums through Europe and beyond. At the same time, the practices, social meanings, political significances and economic roles of design have changed radically. In turn, this implies a new range of opportunities for how design museums might function.
Design museums are varied in their scale, location, audience, funding and, thus, curatorial aims. It is thus unwise to be prescriptive about them. However, this event provides a forum to develop the debate on what design museums can do. The event is shaped by three aims:
- to develop a contextualised discussion as to current developments in and around design culture (social, political, economic, geographical, technological and professional) that impact on design museums;
- to discuss resultant intellectual and practical questions available to contemporary design curatorship;
- to identify possible future scenarios for design in museums.
The event is planned to encourage debate and exploration. Invited practitioners and researchers in the field will give brief position statements at strategic points, as the discussion unfolds.As a prompt, some, but not all, key issues are summarized in the diagram below.
1000 Welcome and introductions
Chair: Guy Julier
1015 The changing panorama of contemporary design in museums
Short position statements: Kieran Long and Anne-Louise Sommer
1115 Design museum expertise, audiences and paymasters
Short position statements: Liz Farrelly and Sabina Michaelis
Tour of museum
1330 New roles for design museums
Short position statement: Igor Calzada
1415 Scenario planning the design museum of 2022
Introduction: Guy Julier
1530 Reflections from behind the scenes at the museum
Igor Calzada University of Oxford
Toke Riis Ebbesen University of Southern Denmark
Liz Farrelly University of Brighton
Mads Folkmann University of Southern Denmark
Nina Udby Granli Trapholt
Karen Grøn University of Southern Denmark
Jørn Guldberg University of Southern Denmark
Jette Lykke Jensen University of Southern Denmark
Guy Julier University of Brighton/Victoria & Albert Museum
Kieran Long Victoria & Albert Museum
Sabina Michaelis University of Southern Denmark
Anders Munch University of Southern Denmark
Rosita Satell University of Southern Denmark/Trapholt
Niels Peter Skou University of Southern Denmark
Anne-Louise Sommer Design Museum Denmark
Sidsel Vogdrup-Schmidt University of Southern Denmark/Design Museum Denmark
Vera Westergaard Trapholt
Pia Wirnfeldt Grimmerhus Museum for Ceramics
Tak / Thank you very much / Eskerrik asko.