WHO WE ARE
DARKTIC consists of 12 undergraduate students and supervisors from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the University of Lapland, with the support of the VARPU research project.
Together we have a combined accumulation of knowledge from Industrial, Interior & Textile, Clothing, Audiovisual, Graphic and Service Design.
As the University of Lapland is located in the northern city of Rovaniemi, we are extremely proud to be a part of the Arctic community. Our goal is to showcase our university’s student-group’s knowledge and take on Arctic Design by presenting our booth at Rovaniemi’s Arctic Design Week, Brooklyn’s Wanted Design and Helsinki’s Habitare.
PROJECT MANAGER & PR
UNIVERSITY TEACHER, SUPERVISOR
With the help of the VARPU research project, we are showcasing our stand at 3 different design exhibitions in 2018. VARPU reseach project is providing us with the knowledge and technical expertise in AR and VR solutions whilst we are going to demonstrate our own proficiency in Arctic Design. Our goal is to create an experience for the exhibition participator, one where they will develop a deeper understanding of the arctic and the design inspired by it.
VARPU research project works on virtual reality (VR) and augmentated reality (AR) in the context of industrial applications. They target industry areas that are important to the Finnish economy, including mechanical engineering, process industry, building, facility management, urban planning, living, and security.
The University of Lapland is the northernmost university in Finland and in the European Union. Situated on the Arctic Circle, the city of Rovaniemi is famous for being the Christmas capital of the world, embracing more and more tourists each year.
University of Lapland’s Faculty of Art and Design is one of two university-level art and design institutions in Finland that offers education in the field of design, up to a doctorate degree. Whilst the faculty is relatively small, with only approximately 1000 students studying there, the level of research and teaching is top quality. The faculty is also equipped with exceptional working environments and strong international networks.
The arctic climate and location is discussed and studied actively, naturally making Arctic Design a huge concept at the university. It is a combination of different factors working through challenges together. The arctic conditions, top research and training in the field, expertise of creative industries and the northern culture all play a role in the making of Arctic Design. Arctic Design demands a special knowledge and understanding of the subtle relationship between the arctic environment, it’s people and sustainable ways of living.