BERLIN CAMP. FUTURE OF DESIGN
Week long camp
28 of March-3 of April, 2022
Course introductory webinar
1st of June at 18:00 (GMT+3)
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Modern design and art scene from the perspective of designers and artists living in Berlin. Where is design going now? What is the best way to grow professionally and how to keep up with the speed of changes in design language? How is all of it dealing with art? In this course, we are going to find answers and help designers define their place in visual and creative fields. We are going to spend each day making tasks for expanding our minds and for a better understanding of the design and art industry.

WHY?
Sometimes it’s hard to raise your eyes from everyday routine and understand where you are standing both professionally and personally. So many images and voices around. Should designers follow them to be trendy, or it’s better to gain your own voice? We launch this programme to help participants define their place in the modern design world and realize what their next step should be. Together we are about to find a grain of contemporary design through lectures, practical assignments, exhibition visits, and talks.
FOR WHOM?
For artists, designers, heads of design, art directors, and professionally mature freelancers with established professional and creative vision, willing to expand their knowledge with new creative techniques, to adopt multidisciplinary tools, and to dive into a new cultural framework. For people who are looking for an opportunity to build a network and find like-minded people. For all the creative people who feel stuck and need a small push — in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities of Europe.
Curator
Designer, art director, educator.

Since 2016 taking care of Readymag user interface and its identity, wrote two essays on design: Designer as Writer and A Travel Guide in Your Wallet, made a short film on Le Corbusier’s Modulor (part of 100 years of design almanac). Reimagined the search experience in an art project commissioned by Yandex and designed the layout of Readymag Stories.

As an educator, Stas gave public talks, ran workshops, shard his most usd shrtcts in the form of an animated story.
Programme
(some places and names will be added soon)
DAY 0 (28 of March)
Arrival, check-in and meeting each other.
1 DAY (29 of March)
(9.00 — 20.00)
9.00 — 11.00
Meet each other at Unicorn space (Richardstrasse 85/86), share course plans and goals, introducing the curators, and getting the first task of the day (looking at the city from the urbanistic point of view. What kind of improvement could you suggest? Help citizens and Berlin listen to each other, establish a connection. Use your design skills and artistic voice).

11.00 — 18.00
Work in random pairs. Interview time.
Lunchtime is up to you

18.30 — 20.00
Presentation of the ideas, sharing insights and experience.

Dinner together (optionally)

What is a day about? Meeting your group and get closer to a random partner. A new look at Berlin from the design point of view and try your skills in creating a new product for a more sustainable environment.
2 DAY (30 of March)
(9.00 — 20.00)
9.00 — 11.00
Meet each other at Unicorn space. Short lecture from Stas Aki. Practice time — creating a flat medium based on Monday’s investigation — poster, web page, or an app concept.

11.00 — 15.00
Urban break and the second look at the city. Street art soul. The tour and workshop with Jim Avignon. Group work.
Lunchtime is up to you

15.30 — 18.00
Finishing our work for an evening presentation.

18.30 — 20.00
Wrap up a day. Presentation of the ideas, sharing insights and experience.

Dinner together (optionally)

What is a day about?
Practicing in designing the product, elaborating your vision and work style. Deep city exploration, network, and new experience in the Berlin street art scene.
3 DAY (31 of March)
(9.00 — 20.00)
9.00 — 11.00
Meet each other at a New place (secret). Lecture from the curator Stas Aki (work with typography). Practice time — тumbers of different fast tasks, such as — exchanging your sketches with your partner, replace all graphic materials with typography only making it express the same thing as images do, and so on.

11.00 — 15.30
Start a silent experience at the Museum of silence or at the Jewish Museum of Berlin.
Explore the city more deeply in a silent way. Pay more attention to what the city is saying to you non-verbally. The work is supposed to be done alone.
Lunchtime is up to you.

15.30 — 18.00
Finishing your work from the morning. Add new materials that you’ve made if necessary.

15.30 — 18.00
Finishing our work for an evening presentation.

18.30 — 20.00
Wrap up a day. Presentation of the ideas, sharing insights and experience.

Dinner together (optionally)

What is a day about?
Ability to hear your inner voice, connect with the city in a new silent way. Refresh your work material based on the new experience.
4 DAY (1 of Apri)
(9.00 — 20.00)
9.00 — 11.00
Meet each other at a New place (secret). Traditional and contemporary design. Lecture and theory from the curator Stas Aki. Practice time. Improve your work with a new perspective and pitch an idea to the group.

12.00 — 15.30
Visiting a local design studio. Present our ideas there, get feedback.
Lunchtime is up to you.

15.30 — 18.30
Take a new task (secret).

18.30 — 20.00
Wrap up a day. Presentation of the ideas, sharing insights and experience.

Dinner together (optionally)

What is a day about?
Presenting and pitching your ideas to colleagues, clients, mates. Small group collaboration and building a network.
5 DAY (2 of April)
(9.00 — 20.00)
9.00 — 16.00
Meet each other at Unicorn space. Transformation. Lecture and theory from a new curator. Practice time. Team and individual work. Reconstruct your previous work in a new way. Is the digital space the only one where you can express your feeling and vision? Let’s rebuild it and make it completely new. Secret task until the Friday 5th.


Lunchtime is up to you.

16.00 — 18.00
Wrap up a day. Presentation of the task of the day) Filming.

18.30 — 20.00
Informal talk and friendly Friday dinner with local artists.

What is a day about?
Thinking out of a box and doing things that you have probably never done before.
6 FINAL DAY (3 of April)
(9.00 — 20.00)
9.00 — 15.00
Walking in the city, the actualization of ideas. Do they have a chance to pull off?


15.00 — 19.00
Time with a guided route or free time on your own.

FROM 19.00
Farewell meal and a party at the club :)

What is a day about?
Implementing the ideas, making them work, fixing possible mistakes, and improving the features. Realizing the crucial importance of transformation of your very first ideas and your ability to do it.
500* 550
*the price is valid until November 10
Price includes educational programme, street art excursions, and workshops. Visa, transportation, food, and museums are paid separately. In order to participate in this campus, you have to send us a letter to hey@controforma.school with a brief story about yourself and a link to your projects (if possible). Please put «Berlin design and art camp» as a letter subject. Or you can fill-up the form below. We message you back within couple hours :)
We provide all the required documents if the course is paid by your employer. You can always purchase this course as a gift certificate and make a present to another person.

We are glad to answer your questions —
phone +34 671 152 283 (call or what's app), email — hey@controforma.school.
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