SDU (University of Southern Denmark)
SDU (Syddansk Universitet)
SDU’s Kolding campus is hosting SDU Design Research which covers a wide range of scientific areas, fostering interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaboration involving local partners, supports a growing number of research projects, four labs and a series of Open Space seminars where researchers exchange insights and ‘research DNA’ in a format that is accessible for people from outside of the specialized research field. SDU Design Research has a unique approach to New Nordic Design Thinking, supporting collaborations across the natural sciences, health, engineering, business and humanities, and a long-standing record of collaboration with government and industry. The SDU OPI Living Design Lab’s work was instrumental in Kolding, being designated a UNESCO Creative City. Since 2016, in SDU’s Department of Design and Communication, Assoc. Professor Wilde’s Food4Thought research program and Food Living Lab extend this focus to citizen empowerment within the food system, championing participatory design research that foregrounds food as both subject and biodesign material.