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Institute of Design

The Institute of Design coordinates and oversees research projects carried out by SWPS University’s teaching-researchers, specializing in various artistic disciplines as well as art conservation and restoration. Members of the Institute include product and communication designers, visual artists and theoreticians specializing in social sciences and humanities, who conduct design-related research. The Institute has the power to grant doctoral and post-doctoral degrees (habilitacja) in the discipline of fine arts and art conservation.

Institute of Design SWPS University

What We do

Members of the Institute of Design include experts in various design-related fields, such as: designers, artists, graphic designers, architects, photographers, exhibition curators, writers and art and design critics and theoreticians. They actively participate in cultural events and contribute to contemporary art and design, while combining art and design with humanities and social sciences, in their approach.

Exhibitions

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Awards

Our designers are recognized both in Poland and internationally, which is reflected by numerous awards and invitations to participate in prestigious exhibitions around the world.

Selected Awards

Our team of experts includes researchers and theoreticians specializing in design and new technologies as well as artists, designers, graphic designers, and architects who combine research and artistic endeavors by writing and publishing and participating in exhibitions.

Gondek-Grodkiewicz, Anna
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
architect and photographer
First and last name
Anna Gondek-Grodkiewicz
Academic degree or title
M.Eng. / Teaching Assistant
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wroclaw
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fine-arts-and-art-conservation
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M.Eng. / Teaching Assistant Anna Gondek-Grodkiewiczarchitect and photographer
Jabłońska, Małgorzata
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Nie
Specialization
visual artist, graphic designer
First and last name
Małgorzata Jabłońska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
Institute
Institute of Design
City
wroclaw
Discipline
arts-studies
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adiunkt
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Małgorzata Jabłońskavisual artist, graphic designer
Jacobson-Cielecka, Agnieszka
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
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Specialization
art curator and critic
First and last name
Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
adiunkt
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Agnieszka Jacobson-Cieleckaart curator and critic
Jakubowicz, Michał
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
graphic designer, visual artist
First and last name
Michał Jakubowicz
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
wroclaw
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
profesor uczelni
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Michał Jakubowiczgraphic designer, visual artist
Klekot, Ewa
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
cultural anthropologist
First and last name
Ewa Klekot
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
Role in the Faculty
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City
warszawa
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Ewa Klekotcultural anthropologist
Mucha, Bartosz
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
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Specialization
designer
First and last name
Bartosz Mucha
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
profesor uczelni
Faculty
Array
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Bartosz Muchadesigner
Murlak, Karol
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
designer
First and last name
Karol Murlak
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
profesor uczelni
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Associate Professor Karol Murlakdesigner
Obiedziński, Michał
Bio
Nie
Specialization
graphic designer
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Michał Obiedziński
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
wroclaw
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Michał Obiedzińskigraphic designer
Rayss, Agnieszka
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Agnieszka Rayss
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
photographer
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
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[]
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Agnieszka Rayssphotographer
Rosińska, Monika
Bio
Nie
Specialization
sociologist, lecturer at SWPS University's School of Form
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Monika Rosińska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Monika Rosińskasociologist, lecturer at SWPS University's School of Form
Siuda, Maciej
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
graphic and web designer
First and last name
Maciej Siuda
Academic degree or title
M.Eng., Arch.
Role in the Faculty
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City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Position
wykladowca
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Institute of Design
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M.Eng., Arch. Maciej Siudagraphic and web designer
Sowa, Katarzyna
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Specialization
graphic designer
First and last name
Katarzyna Sowa
Academic degree or title
M.A. / Teaching Assistant
City
wroclaw
Position
asystent
Role in the Faculty
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Institute
Institute of Design
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
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M.A. / Teaching Assistant Katarzyna Sowagraphic designer
Szewczyk, Piotr
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
commercial graphic designer
First and last name
Piotr Szewczyk
Academic degree or title
Eng.D. / Assistant Professor
City
wroclaw
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Institute
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Institute of Design
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
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Eng.D. / Assistant Professor Piotr Szewczykcommercial graphic designer
Wszołek, Mariusz
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
graphic designer, specializing in design thinking, strategic design, corporate identity
First and last name
Mariusz Wszołek
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Associate Professor
City
wroclaw
Position
profesor uczelni
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Associate Professor Mariusz Wszołekgraphic designer, specializing in design thinking, strategic design, corporate identity
Wysocki, Marcin
Bio
Nie
Specialization
graphic designer
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Marcin Wysocki
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
wroclaw
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Design
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Marcin Wysockigraphic designer
Zagórski, Filip
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
designer
First and last name
Filip Zagórski
Academic degree or title
M.A. / Lecturer
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Position
wykladowca
Role in the Institute
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Array
Institute
Institute of Design
Role in the Research Center
[]
M.A. / Lecturer Filip Zagórskidesigner
Zamojski, Jan
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
First and last name
Jan Zamojski
Academic degree or title
M.A. / Teaching Assistant
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Role in the Faculty
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designer
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Institute of Design
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M.A. / Teaching Assistant Jan Zamojskidesigner
Zięta, Oskar
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
designer, architect, creator of FIDU technology
First and last name
Oskar Zięta
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Oskar Ziętadesigner, architect, creator of FIDU technology

The members of the Scientific Board, a decision-making body of the Institute of Design, include:

  • Karol Murlak, Ph.D.
    Director of Instititute of Design, Chair of the Board
  • Mariusz Wszołek, Ph.D.
    Vice-Director of Instititute of Design
  • Michał Jakubowicz, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
  • Bartosz Mucha, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
  • Małgorzata Jabłońska, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Ewa Klekot, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Michał Obiedziński, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Agnieszka Rayss, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Monika Rosińska, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Marcin Wysocki, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
  • Oskar Zięta, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor

News

Awards & Recognition02-02-2023

Book by Katarzyna Sowa Showcased in Taiwan

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News18-01-2023

Follow Up to Design Stories: Download Seminar Proceedings

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Lectures and meetings04-11-2022

New Art Exhibitions at Graphics Gallery in Wrocław

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Lectures and meetings15-10-2022

Exhibition: To Be Alive – photographs by Anna Gondek-Grodkiewicz

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News03-10-2022

SWPS University Joins European Reform University Alliance

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Awards & Recognition22-09-2022

Dr. Wojciech Jastrzębski among top ten of 2022 Hackaday Prize challenge

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News01-09-2022

Looking Through Objects: Traveling Exhibition Reaches Tallinn

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Top publications20-06-2022

“So, it is war”

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Top publications15-06-2022

ZAKOSY: a story about remarkable form

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News15-03-2022

Students of SOF design mini visual dictionary for Ukrainian refugees

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Rankings16-02-2022

SWPS University in Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2022

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Lectures and meetings19-10-2021

Looking Through Objects: Showcasing Polish Women Designers

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Awards & Recognition28-09-2021

School of Form Designers Recognized by “Communication Arts” Magazine

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Awards & Recognition02-08-2021

Art of Michał Loba – Graduate of School of Form – Exhibited in New York

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Awards & Recognition13-07-2021

Cezary Hładki Wins Best Director Prize at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards

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Publications

Our publications focus on the latest design practices, the state of contemporary design and its presence in everyday life. We write about the application of new technologies in photography and product design as well as changes in design education occurring in the era of digital revolution. Furthermore, we develop communication design manuals and handbooks.