EK3 students use art as inspiration for their UF companies
13 september, 2017
At VRG, we believe, ”Art and Science go Hand-in-Hand.” Yet, what does that really
mean for students who study business?
To kick-off their senior year, students in VRG Djursholm Economy program visited the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Art Initiative. Guided by Robert Stasinski, students were offered a tour of the art collection of the university. Designed to help students see and better understand the cross-curricular relationships between subjects and topics, students were challenged to reflect on what they saw and how it made them think and feel.
Students also met Tom Liljefors, founder of PTOnline.
During these presentations, students learned more about the LEAN process and the characteristics needed to be a successful start-up.
All of these experiences were designed to inspire students to think bigger, think further, think deeper when designing their own start-up companies this term. Following the morning visits, students were given the assignment to reflect on the influence of art on the business process. Students were asked to write short novels about how art influences them. They worked in groups to ensure dialogue about what they had seen. Through creative writing, they were asked to ”Remember the Future.”
Although it is extremely appropriate for seniors to visit colleges to better understand the expectations of the next step, (Always fun to visit, it didn’t take long before they ran into many former VRG students!) this kick-off was far more than that.
This study trip offered VRG seniors to see, experience and reflect upon how Art and Science can and will affect their senior projects.