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The importance of learning environment for creativity, innovation and health

Seminar held by the committee for learning environment (Læringsmiljøutvalget) at the University of Stavanger (UiS) and the Stavanger University Library.

The seminar is free and will be in English. It is possible to participate before lunch, after lunch or all day.

There are no places available at this seminar. Sign-up is closed.


10.00 – 10.15        Coffee/Tea

10.15 - 10.30           Welcome and presentation
Brita Strand Rangnes, Vice-Dean for Education, Faculty of Arts and Education and member of Læringsmiljøutvalget

10.30 – 11.00        The University Library’s visions for a good learning environment at UiS.
What has the library done over the last few years to improve on the learning environment, and what do the students think?
Gitte Kolstrup, director at the Stavanger University Library and member of Læringsmiljøutvalget.

The story behind the Data Lab.
What should the Data Lab be? What does the library want it to mean for the learning environment at UiS?
Linn Elise Gulliksen, contact librarian at the University Library.

11.00 - 12.00   Aat Vos Award winning Dutch architect, internationally recognized for developing various library concepts.  He will talk about the project the Data Lab at UiS, and about some of his other projects and commissions which have impacted on the learning environment, creativity and health.

Damian Williams, Owner of ArtisanTech AS, builder of the amazing Data Lab, talks about how he and his team work creatively on a project, why he makes these creative spaces, and the thoughts behind them.

12.00 - 12.30        Lunch and a walk through the Data Lab

12.30 - 13.30        About the physical spaces and their importance for creativity, health and well-being.
Why should the library invest in the shaping of physical spaces? What do we get in return? How can we better adapt for creativity and innovation at UiS?

Aat Vos / Damian Williams, ArtisanTech AS

13.30 – 13.45       Coffee/Tea

13.45 – 15.15       Workshop in small groups.
The groups will come up with ideas and for how, and in what areas, we can develop the learning environement at UiS wtih regards to the physical spaces and their design. The ideas will be submitted to the working group of Læringsmiljøutvalget at UiS.

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