EK3 students use art as inspiration for their UF companies

At VRG, we believe, “Art and Science go Hand-in-Hand.”  Yet, what does that really

sse art intiative

SSE Art Initiative explores and develops transboundary knowledge exchange through Art and Humanities at the Stockholm School of Economics. 

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.

douglas stark

Douglas Stark blir vd på SSE Business Lab där bland annat Klarna startade sin resa. “Startups skapar framtidens jobb”, säger han till Realtid.se. Foto: Pressbild & Handelshögskolan

In addition to visiting the Art Initiative, students were also allowed to visit and listen to Douglas Stark and Patrick Siegbahn (VRG OPL alum) working in the Innovation Hub and the SSE Business Lab.

Patrick-i-t-shirt (1)

Patrick Siegbahn har civilingenjörsexamen i Teknisk fysik från KTH. Efter tre år som kvantitativ riskanalytiker och senare fyra år som hedgefondanalytiker ledde ett spirande samhällsengagemang till en anställning på Finansinspektionen. Steget från byråkrat till småspararrebell togs sedan genom satsningen på Småspararguiden. http://www.smaspararguiden.se/vilka-ar-vi/

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.”

IMG_1307.JPGAlthough 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.

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as the Managing Director of Viktor Rydberg Schools. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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