In Skåne, there are many manufacturing companies and more and more designers choose to produce locally through direct contact with manufacturers. In many cases, this can provide a better overview and contribute to products being developed faster and easier. Local production also means that it is easier to follow the impact of manufacturing on the environment, transport and socio-economic factors. But for such collaborations to work, it is necessary for manufacturers and designers to be able to communicate with each other. So how does one?

Anna Gudmundsdottir talks about the collaborations she carried out during her master's thesis at the Industrial Design Program in Lund, when she worked with seven different manufacturers in Skåne. She will talk about how she went about exploring the processes and materials of the various manufacturers; how one can find opportunities in constraints and how curiosity can contribute.

The seminar is open and all participants are welcome to ask questions and share their experiences.