We cooperate with educational institutions and research networks to foster encounters between the academic world and society at large. We have signed cooperation agreements with three educational centres: Tankesmedjan Movium, Mistra Urban Futures and Forum for Social Innovation Sweden. Our joint goal is to contribute to greater accessibility, both physical and digital, to topical social issues and questions that affect our daily living environment. Our ambition is partly to highlight and showcase Skåne as a knowledge-intensive and innovative region and partly to be a role model for others.
At the mandate of Region Skåne’s Office for Culture, in the autumn of 2016 four knowledge seminars were held in and in cooperation with the City of Malmö, the City of Helsingborg, Kristianstad Municipality and Ystad Municipality. The seminar topics were: Citizen Involvement, Design Processes, Urban Communities and Quality/Quantity. The seminar about citizen involvement was held in cooperation with the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design within the framework of its BoNuDå housing theme and all the seminars were organised in cooperation with the educational centres Tankesmedjan Movium, Mistra Urban Futures and Forum for Social Innovation Sweden. The cooperation with the four municipalities will continue in 2017.
We cooperate continuously with the various industry organisations at the regional level regarding development work and public events. The participating industry organisations are:
ARCHITECTS SWEDEN, SKÅNE BRANCH www.arkitekt.se/skane
Abar – a lecture series organised by the Skåne branch of Architects Sweden. Form/Design Center is the physical location of the discussions.
DESIGN SWEDEN www.designsweden.org
Designer of the month: Every month Form/Design Center selects and presents a designer we want to showcase. The concept includes a physical installation, a Q&A and often a verbal presentation.
Design talks: Various inspirational lectures are organised.
THE ASSOCIATION OF SWEDISH ILLUSTRATORS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNERS www.svenskatecknare.se
Prata (Talk): Discussions with a focus on graphic design and illustration. In cooperation with the association of Swedish illustrators and graphic designers and Illustratörcentrum.
THE CRAFTS CENTER – KVHC www.konsthantverkscentrum.se
THE HANDICRAFT ASSOCIATION OF SCANIA www.hemslojdenskane.se
Utvalt (Selected): within the framework of the Utvalt project inspirational lectures and seminars are organised.
Slöjda (Do handicrafts): The City of Malmö’s Handicraft Association holds inspirational evenings, courses, lectures and more for both its own members and other interested individuals.
FURNITURE AND TEXTILE COMPANIES
In cooperation with various furniture and textile companies, we present new developments of interest to interior designers and others working in the field. During the year guided tours of new products are organised in cooperation with the manufacturers: Blå Station, Borås Cotton, Bruno Mathsson International, Glimakra of Sweden, Karl Andersson & Söner, Nola Industrier, Skandiform, Swedese, Almedahls, Elmo Leather, Kvadrat, Svensson, Minus 10, String Furniture