Publish Date: 29.05.2023

Category: News from the University

University of Ljubljana, together with the Association for Culture and Education PiNA, Faculty of Design Split and Institute FH Joanneum in Graz, is organizing a third edition of Design+Science Summer School. From 10th to 14th of July 2023 in Ljubljana, we will gather 21 participants from all over the world to explore the topic of Paraintelligence.

The term "para" means "beyond" or "beside" and, in the context of intelligence, refers to a type of intelligence that exists beyond what is traditionally recognized as intelligence, including notions such as intuition, creativity, and emotional intelligence that are often overlooked in traditional definitions of intelligence. Artificial intelligence, on the other hand, refers to the intelligence displayed by machines that have been programmed to simulate human cognitive functions such as learning, reasoning, and problem-solving. When we think of intelligence, we usually think of anthropocentric cognitive abilities such as problem-solving, logic, and reasoning. However, intelligence is actually a complex and multifaceted concept that goes beyond these cognitive abilities.

Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities, the summer school will aim to redefine the definition of intelligence in order to understand and predict how it will evolve and what the consequences will be for human and non-human beings on this planet. 

The summer school, led by renowned experts from the intersection of design and different scientific fields, will open a space to reflect on why people are interested in creating intelligent systems and how our future will depend on their development. 

The applications are open for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students, researchers and young professionals in design, architecture, computer science, art, social sciences, natural sciences and other related disciplines.  

More information is available hereor on the email address 

The current deadline for applications is 2 June 2023.  

You are kindly invited and welcome to apply!