Mapping the City // Workshop // 4-8 November 2019
A SOCIAL & CULTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH WITH ANDREWS:DEGEN
discover > visualize > (re)act
The workshop aims to explore the diverse facets of a city. Andrews:Degen's approach focuses on a design problem-solving methodology. How can designers contribute to the quality of life in fast growing cities? How can a design perspective contribute to solving urban problems? Students and creatives from design and other disciplines such as architecture, visual communication, product or service design etc. are invited to develop themes and concepts referring to their city, reflect on personal experiences, examine problems, create new visual entities or present statements, solutions and interventions. The young local creatives are sensitized to their social and cultural environment and are encouraged to take an active and responsible role in a complex and diffuse urban society. Seeing their future profession not just as a deliverable but as an invitation to research, engage and stimulate positive change.
The results of this workshop will be presented and discussed together with a local audience.
The final product of this intensive week is a multifaceted and inspiring off- and online magazine presenting all the creatives' work, aiming to inspire and invite continued research and to engagement. The reader gains new surprising and diverse insights into a city's life.
andrews:degen are two passionate and socially engaged graphic designers who have lectured and conducted urban social design workshops for design academies and festivals around the world - among others in the Netherlands, Turkey, China, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Senegal, Moldavia to Mexico. Their studio, andrews:degen is located in the heart of Amsterdam, focusing on campaigns, identities and self-initiated projects.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge.
Workshop Duration: 4 - 8 November 2019
Workshop Hours: 10:00 - 15:00
Venue: Old Municipal Slaughterhouse (35, 26is Oktomvriou Str.)
Workshop Language: English
Αpplications deadline: 31st of October 2019
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