Enrolments open for the 2010 SummerSchool

Enrolments open for the 2010 SummerSchool

From June 25 to September 23rd three one-week workshops with Patricia Urquiola, Martì Guixé, Chris Bangle.

Enrolments are open for the 2010 Summer School at Scuola Politecnica di Design Milano. SPD proposes three one-week workshops held by protagonists of the International creative scene: Milan-based Spanish star-designer Patricia Urquiola, former SPD student and ironically self-defined “ex-designer” Martí Guixé and Chris Bangle, one of the most influential car designers world-wide.
The three studio-based experiences, held in the period from June 25 to September 23rd, aim at exchanging ideas and skills and at putting the participants’ creativity to the test working with leading names in the International scenario.
The workshops are held in English language. Upon presentation of the portfolio, the participation is open to candidates with a degree from design schools/universities and to professionals with significant experience and skills in the relevant creative fields (car, interior, industrial design) and companies.

Who, what, when
Patricia Urquiola: Milan’s courtyards, June 25 – July 1, 2010
Chris Bangle: An endeavor in discontinuity, exterior car design of the future, July 9 – July 15, 2010
Martí Guixé: Food design, September 17th – 23rd, 2010


Patricia Urquiola. Milan’s courtyards, June 25 – July 1, 2010
Spanish star designer Patricia Urquiola will assist analyzing the social function of courtyards in Milan, her elected hometown. “Milan’s courtyards” workshop aims at proposing solutions in “public design” by examining the traditional role of courtyards. The result of the one-week laboratory at SPD will be contemporary objects able to help re-establish a new central function of courtyards in the everyday social life of people.

Chris Bangle. An endeavour in discontinuity, exterior car design of the future, July 9 – July 15, 2010
Reflecting on the evolution of automotive design since the invention of cars and the influence of production processes and new materials on the outer shape of cars, Chris Bangle invites the participants of his workshop to think of new and unexpected shapes, able to interpret new social habits and gestures as a part of the experiential concept. Discontinuity, irregular shapes and surfaces should characterize the projects resulting of this one-week design experience.

Martí Guixé. Food design, September 17th – 23rd, 2010
The challenge of the workshop with Martí Guixé is to look at food as an object and work with it as though it is a design project, taking on its sustainability, ergonomics, the logic of its industrialisation, its shape, materials, naming, packaging and rituals of use. The participants are appealed to create edible objects that are different to those presented by the food industry or the horeca sector.



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