Design Schools Workshop 2019

Open Form for Well-Being

Led by the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts faculty members Tomek Rygalik and Jerzy Porebski
Presented with Core77

Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the Design Schools Workshop. Conceived as a collaborative activity rather than a competition, teams are composed of students from different schools and backgrounds.

In 2019, this program will gather 10 schools for a total of 40 students. The program is an important part of WantedDesign, and has been very successful in promoting the schools, fostering the creation of an international network of young designers, as well as in initiating partnerships between schools and manufacturers.

The Workshop space will be set up again at Industry City during WantedDesign Brooklyn, allowing the students to work in a creative environment and to collaborate with some of the professional makers and design studios based at Industry City.
The final public presentation with the Jury will take place at WantedDesign Manhattan, on Tuesday, May 21.
The proposed 2019 theme will explore the Open Form theory of Polish architect, theorist and educator Oskar Hansen.

Participants include students from Aalto University (Finland), Appalachian University (USA), Art Center, (USA) Centro (Mexico), Ecole Boulle (France), Escuela de Comunicación Monica Herrerra (El Salvador), Pratt Institute (USA), Strate School of Design (France), Tongji University (China), Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Poland).

Read Core77’s review of the 2018 Design Schools Workshop here.


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