RISE stands for Research Institutes of Sweden, the biggest research institute in Sweden, with around 2700 employees. If you want to know more about RISE in general visit www.ri.se. The RISE studio in Umeå is an interaction design research studio, using design as a research tool to investigate and work with societal challenges in Umeå, the region, Sweden but also internationally. The Umeå studio, with around 10 people, took on the challenge to design a new concept for Scharinska Villan after its restoration in 2013/2014. In collaboration with Nordiska Centrumhus (owners of the building) and Umeå Kommun we created a concept where the house functions as a window towards the future. This means that we, together with members of the building, try to figure out new ways of working together, prototype possible solutions or possibilities around societal challenges.
Members of The Pink have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For non members; We do not have specific opening times. Our working days are usually between 8 am and 5 pm, but also in the evening, there are often people around working on small private individual projects in our maker spaces. Feel free to ring the doorbell or drop a line to us before you would like to visit.
Ja, vi pratar Svenska också! The Pink är ett initiativ av Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) som ägs av svenska staten. Inom RISE använder vi flertalet språk och alltid svenska eller engelska. The Pink använder ofta engelska i sin kommunikation på grund av att våra medlemmar redan har en diversifierad kulturell och språklig bakgrund.
English: Yes, we speak Swedish as well. The Pink is an initiative by Swedish governmentally owned Research
Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Both Swedish and English language are used within RISE, The Pink is generally English language oriented due to the diverse international backgrounds within the team that drives The Pink.
The Pink is all about creating a fantastic network of people gathered in The Pink community. Our aim is to create a community that consists out of different backgrounds, interests and expertise, so that a continuous learning environment is created for everyone that has been or is involved in The Pink. This is why anyone that makes use of the facilities of The Pink has to join the community around The Pink by becoming a member. We offer three types of memberships, check them here.
No panic! Everyone is creative in their own way. The Pink is a place where we try to spark your creativity, but where other sorts of expertise are just as valuable. We are looking for different expertise and backgrounds within this building, to create a diverse and interesting environment.
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