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Institute of Design

The Institute of Design coordinates and oversees research projects conducted 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.

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, photographer
First and last name
Anna Gondek-Grodkiewicz
Academic degree or title
M.A.
Role in the Faculty
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City
wroclaw
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
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Institute of Design
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M.A. Anna Gondek-Grodkiewiczfotografka, architekt
Jabłońska, Małgorzata
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Nie
Role in the Faculty
null
Role in the Department
null
Role in the Institute
null
Role in the Research Center
null
Specialization
artystka wizualna, projektantka graficzna (doktor sztuki)
First and last name
Małgorzata Jabłońska
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
Institute
Institute of Design
Ph.D. Małgorzata Jabłońskaartystka wizualna, projektantka graficzna (doktor sztuki)
Jacobson-Cielecka, Agnieszka
Bio
Tak
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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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
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 Agnieszka Jacobson-Cieleckaart curator and critic
Jakubowicz, Michał
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
artysta wizualny, badacz komunikacji mediów (habilitacja z zakresu sztuki)
First and last name
Michał Jakubowicz
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
City
wroclaw
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
profesor uczelni
Faculty
Array
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Ph.D. Michał Jakubowiczartysta wizualny, badacz komunikacji mediów (habilitacja z zakresu sztuki)
Mucha, Bartosz
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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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
Role in the Research Center
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Ph.D. / Associate Professor Bartosz Muchadesigner
Murlak, Karol
Bio
Nie
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. / Assistant Professor
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Karol Murlakzajmuje się projektowaniem przestrzeni użyteczności publicznej oraz elementów jej wyposażenia, interesuje się projektowaniem multisensorycznym
Rayss, Agnieszka
Bio
Nie
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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Role in the Department
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Role in the Institute
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Specialization
photographer
City
warszawa
Discipline
fine-arts-and-art-conservation
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
adiunkt
Faculty
Array
Role in the Research Center
[]
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
Institute
Institute of Design
Position
adiunkt
Role in the Faculty
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Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Monika Rosińskasociologist, lecturer at SWPS University's School of Form
Wszołek, Mariusz
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Specialization
komunikolog
First and last name
Mariusz Wszołek
Academic degree or title
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor
City
wroclaw
Position
adiunkt
Discipline
Array
Faculty
Array
Institute
Array
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. / Assistant Professor Mariusz Wszołekkreacja, design thinking, strategic design, corporate identity
Zięta, Oskar
Bio
Nie
Permanent employee
Tak
Role in the Faculty
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Role in the Department
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Specialization
architect, designer
First and last name
Oskar Zięta
Academic degree or title
Ph.D.
City
warszawa
Discipline
arts-studies
Faculty
Array
Institute
Institute of Design
Role in the Research Center
[]
Ph.D. Oskar Ziętaprojektant, architekt, stworzył jedną z najnowocześniejszych technologii obróbki stali FIDU

The members of the Scientific Board, a decision-making body of the Institute of Design, include: Karol Murlak, Ph. – Chair; Bartosz Mucha, Ph.D. | Associate Professor; Michał Jakubowicz, Ph.D. | Associate Professor; Bianka Rolando, Ph.D. | Associate Professor; Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor; Oskar Zięta, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor; Małgorzata Jabłońska, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor; Ewa Klekot, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor; Monika Rosińska, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor; Agnieszka Rayss, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor; Mariusz Wszołek, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor.

News

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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Lectures and meetings12-07-2021

Workshop: Change by Design – Design As Protest

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Awards & Recognition30-06-2021

School of Form’s Eco-Friendly Project at Biodesign Challenge

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Rankings24-06-2021

SWPS University in Times Higher Education Young University Ranking

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Awards & Recognition02-06-2021

School of Form ACCELERATE(S) Art and Design Learning

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Awards & Recognition27-02-2017

School of Form Awarded at 2017 London Fashion Week

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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.