OCEAN Design Research Association

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Updated 25/02/2015

Latest News

++ OCEAN welcomes new member Asst. Prof. Dr. Marie Frier Hveysel of Aalborg University.

++ OCEAN welsomes new member master-mason Øyvind Buset.

++ OCEAN welcomes new Honorary Member Prof. Emeritus Dr. Julian Vincent.

++ OCEAN welcomes new Honorary Member Prof. Dr. Anne Beim, Head of CINARK - Centre for Industrialised Architecture.

++ OCEAN weclomes new member Dr. Nimish Biloria of the Hyperbody Research Group at TU Delft.

++ 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.


Welcome to the main website of the OCEAN Design Research Association,

The OCEAN Design Research Association is a not-for-profit association registered in 2008 in Norway that conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research in design across creative disciplines.

OCEAN was initially founded in 1994 as a collaborative and interdisciplinary network focusing on research by design in architecture and urban design. Its scope was expanded in 1995 onwards to include numerous other creative disciplines. Today the association has 21 active members and 7 honorary members that collaborate in the context of OCEAN's research areas and frameworks and in related contexts of strategic importance.

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 academia and practice.


Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Founding and current Chairman, OCEAN Design Research Association