Connie Svabo, MSc, PhD, is Associate Professor of Performance Design at Roskilde University, Denmark. With 100+ active students, Svabo chaired the interdisciplinary Performance Design graduate and undergraduate programmes 2013-2016. At present she is Director of the research centre Experience Lab, where she collaborates, creates and cowrites with practitioners and researchers from many disciplinary backgrounds, ranging from Archaeology through Biology and Business to Computer Science. In her academic work, Svabo promotes experiential, creative and aesthetic modes of engagement and the notion of the scholar-artist. She is a published prose poet and does multimedia installation work, for publication and exhibition. Innovation Fund Danmark has appointed her member of its multidisciplinary Industrial Research Committee.
Examples of recent publications are: “Performative Schizoid Method: Performance as Research” in PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research, 1(1), (2016); “Does it spark joy? Design and Innovation with Care”, full paper at Nordic Design Research Conference, (2019), and with Michael Shanks (Stanford, USA): “Scholartistry: Incorporating Scholarship and Art.” Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, 6(1), (2018), and “Scholartistry: Creativity and the Future of the Liberal Arts”, forthcoming in W. Moner, P. Motley, & R. Pope-Ruark (Eds.), Redesigning Liberal Education: Innovative Design for a Twenty-First Century Undergraduate Education Johns Hopkins University Press. (In press)