All workshops will be held Saturday, July 7 at the Pension Bencistà, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Cally and Clarissa will lead a workshop to make an online publication about the exhibition using social media (twitter, flickr). Participants will need a smartphone with wifi or 3G connection.
They will have a short briefing before lunch, asking people to come up with ideas for features. Then, at the beginning of the workshop they will have an editorial meeting, come up with themes, assign hash tags and then split into teams and come up with a name. The teams will gather materials from around the hotel and post them using smartphones. This data gets fed automatically into our online publication (hosted on the design with a view website). At the end of the three hours they will come back to look at the publication together.
Organizer: Stefanie Schwarz
Taking inspiration from the hotel surroundings Stefanie will lead a workshop to create typefaces using found objects as ‘pixels’.
The participants will start off by finding objects to use as the pixels to create a pixel font. Then they will choose a word to make that is inspired by the hotel and the exhibition.
After picking the word, they will draw out the typeface on graph paper before building it with their pixels in the location that inspired it.
Wayfinding is a process of exploration. It occurs in both material and virtual spaces. Unexpected approach to search within an environment might lead to surprising discoveries.
In July 2012 inspiring Pensione Bencistà will become a venue for experimentation with currently developed method of wayfinding based on poetic structures. After a brief introduction to the topic, participants will use various structures of language and poetic narrative to create an experimental wayfinding system in the Hotel. Necessary equipment will be supplied and revealed to the participants on the day and some short preparatory reading material will be provided beforehand. The process and its outcomes will be published online.
No previous experience in wayfinding design is required. All designers, architects, writers, scientists and other professionals looking to discuss and explore wayfinding methods are welcome to take part.
In this double workshop (Character Design and Narrative Structures), participants will have the opportunity to understand the logic of narrative and put this knowledge into practice by creating simple stories and characters. Stella will talk about character creation and character credibility. By using a case study of her own character ‘Jean Tu’ who is inspired by a rare marine animal, Stella will discuss how to design a character for a specific audience. Andrea Lioy, course leader for MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, will explain how to structure character driven narratives. Participants will be invited to interact in groups to create one or more stories and create characters with food materials to populate their stories. All necessary equipment will be supplied by the organizers.
To participate in the workshop you must purchase your ticket, you can only take part in one workshop. The purchase of a ticket includes the opportunity to participate in the conference, lunch and aperitif.
Please see ticket.
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