SciCulture finished in December 2021. The follow up project, SciCultureD, was launched in January 2022. The new website will be ready very soon but in the meantime, you can apply to SciCultureD's first course (20-24 January 2022, Athens, Greece) here!

20th-24th June, Athens, The SciCultureD Intensive Course 2022


The SciCultureD Intensive Course 2022

The SciCultureD Intensive Course is a 5-day science, arts and entrepreneurship transdisciplinary course for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, professionals, and educators using an inclusive co-creation, student-led design process towards real world benefits. We invited speakers from 4 different countries: Norway, Germany, Greece and Malta.

We have long but fun days, full of hands-on and project-based activities. The course uses a design thinking process to bring diverse groups of people together to explore different scenarios that can address societal challenges, with a focus on the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals. We invite participants to imagine alternative paradigms towards progressive action, while developing skills and a network that will last for years. For the June 2022 course in Athens we are exploring the theme The future of sustainable educative communities in Greece.

Intensive Course: What’s in a name? The Intensive Course balances knowledge and skills inputs through short lectures, hands-on workshops and project development. Participants work closely in small diverse groups, assigned at the beginning of the week, on a project culminating in a performance or presentation — or whatever the group decides. SciCultureD encourages openness and freedom. The project time is about learning to work side by side with people from a completely different educational and professional background. The skills attained are secondary to this often complex, yet rewarding, process. By applying the double diamond design thinking process, participants have the chance to navigate innovation processes and will learn how to adapt that kind of structured thinking into their projects. The topics are intended to be open so as not to hinder the imagination. Where possible, we bring in other experts to bring these themes into a local context. We also believe in a little tough love, so participants are encouraged to read relevant literature that is sent approximately two weeks ahead of the Course start date. Some of the reading is required, however most of the material is supplementary and optional.

Learning Outcomes

  • To communicate effectively and work in a diverse team
  • To apply the design thinking process to various scenarios
  • To understand transdisciplinary practice
  • To begin development of new skills in areas outside one’s expertise