We’re on our way to Uganda, the pearl of Africa.  15 students plus myself from the department of product design. This will be a crash-course into industrial design from the African perspective. tredjeklasse

On our schedule we have:

1.Get to know Kampala, the Owino market and the balance of Ugandan produced items versus imported first and second-hand products.

2. Visit at the Makerere Margaret Trowell School of industrial and fine Arts

3. Visit at CREEC, Center for Research on Energy Conversation

4. Together with Makerere students, we will visit the SMEs Ugastove and Einstein Technologies to learn about industrial production and end-user design in Uganda. The insights will be explored further in a design workshop.

5. Visit at NIAAD Art and Design School, Entebbe


During the trour, the students will also be responsible for making a foto-documentary in order to explore design challenges and opportunities in relation to cooking, energy use, material availability and affordability.

We look forward to sharing our images and learnings.


About Brita Fladvad Nielsen

I'm a Postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. My focus is on Smart Energy Communities in urban settings as well as design of energy-devices for emergency settings and design for humanitarian markets, especially for refugee camps in rural areas of Africa. I blog about my research approach Design Thinking on and about humanitarian design at . I am also a mother of a child who is deaf, and I blog about her language development on
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