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UmArts is the Research Centre for Architecture, Design and the Arts at Umeå University. The centre is creating an exciting interdisciplinary arts research environment in the visual arts, architecture, design, and creative studies, in partnership with Bildmuseet and within the regional context of Northern Sweden as well as nationally and internationally.

UmArts develops critical knowledge in practice based research in art, architecture, design, craft and music, by supporting interdisciplinary research between artistic and other fields, with high quality public dissemination and engagement. UmArts works across five departments: Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå School of Architecture (UMA), Umeå Institute of Design (UID), the Department of Creative Studies in Education, and Bildmuseet.