For humanization of technology

RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. More ...


Applications for the Design+Science Summer School are Open!

03.06.2022 10:00

The Association for Culture and Education PiNA together with University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Design Split and Institute Joanneum of the University of Applied sciences Graz, is organizing a second edition of Design+Science Summer School, which explores the concept of cohabitation through merge of design and science. The summer school will take place between 11 and 15 July 2022 in Ljubljana, and will gather 21 participants from all over the world to explore the topic of Cohabitation.

An estimated 8.7 million species populate planet Earth today. We, humans, are the only representatives of at least eight other human species that existed with us 300,000 years ago. Due to our imperative of progress, we are in the process of wiping out one species after another, making us, humans, the dominant species on this planet. In this Design+Science Summer School, we will explore the three aspects of the emerging human monoculture: relationships within our species and their consequences, especially in the fields of architecture and urban design, ecological impact on our interactions with nature and other living beings, and finally our interaction with technology and artificial systems. We are here to live together, not just to coexist, don't you think?

Applications are now open. More information on, applications are open till 5 June 2022.

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