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
Jeffrey P. Turko.