OCEAN Design Research Association

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Updated 01/11/2018


Welcome to the main website of the OCEAN Design Research Network,

The OCEAN Design Research Network conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research and research by design across creative disciplines. 

OCEAN was initially founded in 1994 as a collaborative and interdisciplinary network focusing on research by design in architecture and urban design. From 1998 to 2008 OCEAN operated as a experimental design practice under the name OCEAN NORTH. From 2008 to 2018 OCEAN operated as a design research association registered in the public registry of Norway. Since 2018 OCEAN Design Research Network continues various research areas and projects. In addition OCEAN Architecture | Environment is a practice that conducts research-based work and projects.

Current members of the OCEAN Design Research Network are: Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Dr. Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, Prof. Dr. Birger R. Sevaldson and Jeffrey P. Turko.

Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Founding member of OCEAN