Responsibility for the environment and
the search for solutions to the problems of postindustrial society have
inspired the recent development projects at the department. The aim of
our research programmes is to tackle the problems of developing new materials
and to introduce new flexible technology for ceramic and glass production.
The research laboratory is focusing on deepening the understanding of design
concepts and encouraging small and medium size industry to invest in design.
The combinined topic of our work is "Interaction
in ceramics - art, design and research". The designer's point of view and
mastery of the whole process of production, from materials to the end product,
will give the department's projects a unique edge. The strength of the
research team lies in its active international network and in its use of
the latest information technology.
In 1992 the department organised an international
conference Interaction in Ceramics
- Art, Design and Research.
In 1996 the department will organise the 2nd international
conference in Networks in Ceramics
- Interaction in Art, Design and Research