Making is Thinking investigates skills connecting body and mind. The activities revolve around hands-on experiences, full-scale building and artistic methods. The students are challenged to practise lateral thinking in order to break free from design fixations. They gain a knowledge that not only covers professional and academic skills, but also contextualizes tacit knowledge. The traditional design studio cannot mimic the embodied experience that is achieved through the real experience of making, thus we work in a lab at the university and in contexts outside the university. During the spring semester 2016, a Making is Thinking Master’s course collaborated with the theatre company Cirka Teater in creating performance and exhibition spaces for a festival at Nyhavna, a harbor area in Trondheim.