“We don’t see our work as art; we don’t see our work as making beautiful things. It is the result of social movement. It is not fashion or a special view of art. We try to establish our connection with the social situation in our work … The answers to our problems must be the questions: Why, how, when where, what?”
— Paul Schuitema in the book ‘What is a designer’ by Norman Potter
The Van Eyck Summer Design Academy is a theory and practice based academic graphic design workshop under the guidance of Roosje Klap & Our Polite Society. Every day during this week, we will be working on a chapter for a publication in the renowned and well-equipped Charles Nypels Lab of the Van Eyck. There will be presentations by external visiting designers and curatorsas well as a daily Reading Group. The week will result in a publication and an exhibition.
Kyuha Shim (aka Q) joins the Summer Design Academy as a tutor. Q is a designer, researcher and PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. He works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with particular interest in the language of systematic and playful patterns in design & computation. Central to his practice is the use of data as the primary medium in creating a complete, narrative system informed and driven by integrated processes of visualisation, fabrication and installation.
Professional (graphic) designers with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent training and experience
€ 720,- incl. VAT (€ 595,- excl. VAT). This includes a welcome dinner, daily lunches, a concluding dinner and drink + publication and exhibition
HOW TO APPLY
Applying is done digitally. Apart from the online application form, the other required parts have to be sent in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/You Tube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please make sure all the links to external sites work at least up to one month after the deadline has past.
An application consists of:
1. the online application form
2. a PDF file containing the following parts:
a) a motivation letter including a starting statement (max. 500 words)
b) documentation of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years, max. 20 works)
c) your resume (max. 2 pages)
The online application form can be found here
Deadline applications: 23 June 2014
NB: The Summer Design Academy will only proceed if there is enough interest. Applicants will be notified by the end of June