The purpose of Cumulus is to promote design education, creativity and innovation. Its activity is wholly apolitical. It works to promote training, research and, more generally, higher education for the development of knowledge of creative art. Its approach thus consists in pooling experience in a universal spirit of sharing.
Cumulus’s activities are linked to the mobility of design students and teachers, collaborative research programmes, conferences, workshops and publications. The association defends a humanist approach to design and addresses themes such as health and emergency – in particular after natural disasters, population ageing, education, new food practices, new forms of mobility and emerging economies.