Projects &Research

Design for Society

Alternatives within Housing

Alternatives within Housing

This is an exploratory project that reframes the housing problem and reimagines the system in the near future – one where the focus of our housing system has moved away from supporting wealth-building to supporting long-term well-being.

@ Home in Transition

@ Home in Transition

@HOME in transition Encouraging asylum seekers towards more self-driven approaches to navigate the unknown they are surrounded with. Niloufar Gharavi n.qaravi@gmail.com Melina Hozhabri Melina.hozhabri@gmail.com Main Supervisors: Linda Blaasvær, Birger Sevaldson...

UDI Cloud

PERSONAL STORY by Niloufar Gharavi In the first phase, in particular, this project intends to investigate how a schooling and mentoring system could be implemented in the camps during the waiting time, to develop the inhabitants’ competencies or teach them new skills...

Think outside the books

Master student project 2014 Student: Henriette Sagvolden Marki This project looks at a public library in a multi ethnical subburb of Oslo to develop concepts for the future of such a local public small scale library. The project was one semester long and started with...

Beyond Risør

Beyond Risør

Marit Helgesen and Emilie Strømmen Olsen In this project, we looked into how an organization in change can expand and take new directions. Our result is a visual organization design and an education programme developed for BeyondRisør. BeyondRisør is a design...

Fire-safety

Fire-safety

The ecology of fire and fire-safety Phuc-Tan Nguyen, Pia Fleng Sandal Systems Oriented Design                                                                    ,                                                                                   In collaboration with a...

The Future is Fiction

The Future is Fiction

  Introduction BeyondRisør's first incarnation was as 100% Risør, a relatively small-scale designevent in Risør in 2005. Building on that success, the people behind BeyondRisørinitiated a two-year design project, Beyond Acoustics, which culminated in aspectacular...

PolicySupport.net

PolicySupport.net

By Linda Blaasvær, Manuela Aguirre, Renata Mikalauskaité   Click for larger image Policy Support.net is an online platform that allows policy makers to access a network of trustworthy information when they are out in the field. Policy makers can ask specific...

A systems oriented learning process

A systems oriented learning process

Story Porcelain lamp A systems approach to rapid learning processes This project investigates a rapid learning process in design, when new materials and technologies have to be learned in a very short period of time, when innovation is at stake and when there is no...

Strategies for Self Help

Strategies for Self Help

Strategies for Self HelpA networked system using the facilitation of the school as a knowledge hub for resource development and finally to reintroduce people into globalized economy. Winner of:  Excellence in innovation (Norsk Designråd) Student: Alice Andreoli  ...

Strategic Circle to Water

Strategic Circle to Water

Strategic Circle to Water:A socio-economic system for self help.   Winner of:  Excellence in sustainability (Franzefoss) Winner of World Usability day 2009 Design Competition (Norsk Dataforening, Norsk Designråd Student: Anne Mette Bakke