OCEAN Design Research Association

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Updated 27/06/2014

Latest News

++ OCEAN members Defne Sunguroglu Hensel and Guillem Baraut Bover win prestigous Tsuboi Award in the category of  the most meritorious paper published in the Journal of the IASS for the year 2013.

>> 1994-2014: 20 Years of OCEAN, check for upcoming events.

>> OCEAN members Prof. Christian Cordua Hermansen and Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel have completed design and construction of a new community centre in Pumanque, Chile with the SCL34s Studio at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Info

>> OCEAN members Asst. Prof. Søren Sørensen, Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel and Joakim Hoen in collaboration with Joachim Svela curated and designed the 'Informed Non-standard - Integrated Computational Design in Architecture' exhibition at Galleri AHO at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Info


Welcome to the main website of OCEAN,


The OCEAN Design Research Association is a not-for-profit association registered in 2008 in Norway that conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research in design. Prior to registration in 2008 OCEAN commenced in 1994 as an interdisciplinary collaborative design network. OCEAN provides a substantial track-record and portfolio in its various areas of activities that spans by now two decades and its activities continue to have significant impact on prcatice, research and education across the creative disciplines.

We welcome collaborations in the context of our existing research areas, proposals for new collaborative research initiatives and trajectories, as well as intensive collaboration with practice.


Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Founding and current Chairman, OCEAN Design Research Association