Design Academy Eindhoven Masters Intro Week 2013

in collaboration with Irma Foldenyi
graphic design, photography Kim Costantino

Design Academy Eindhoven draws master students from all over the world for the 3 masters every year. A six days program, not unlike an open source production line for unexpected prototypes was created; the goal was to compile a common visual archive and work collaboratively synthesising collective stories and translating them through given materials and techniques.
Students worked each day in a new interdisciplinary team, responding on a different assignment using a new combi- nation of material & technique.
The aim of the workshop was to introduce and crossbreed several systems and standards - mixing different personal backgrounds with the new context of Eindhoven.
Based on personal inputs, such as childhood memories, habits, ancestors, favourite garments, national news items and local ingredients, all the participants created a new collective concept each day on each chapter,
using the facilities of the Design Academy and material sources in Eindhoven.
Working in the different workshops, the personal and cultural backgrounds were transformed into quick and dirty prototypes - such as new textures, belongings, services, subcultures, tools and recipes with an emphasis on collaborative storytelling and learning through making.

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