Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.
Robert L. Peters
Venice Biennale &
Design: The World Around Us
The course is specially created for fearless designers who want to understand the trends, learn practical skills and get inspired. It focuses on understanding the role of design and its connection to architecture.
Quick Checklist
Who Is This For?
Designers and design professionals
Architecture professionals
Artists
Students
No prior experience required

What Do You Get?
12 days of inspiring classes and studio visits
High-level international speakers
Academy certificate
Exclusive access to alumni circle
Develop your practical & soft skills
Build a powerful network

What Do I Learn?
Design trends: how to foresee them and work with them.
Venice Architecture Biennale history and organization.
Copies in design.
The art of glass in Venice.
See full schedule below.

How Do I Apply?

Sign up for the course right here. The tuition fee is €1650.
Accomodation available at extra cost of about €450/week.

Deadline: 7 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, the sooner you apply, the better.

SCHEDULE
June 18-30 | July 16-28 | August 13-25
Week 1. Venice Biennale
Week 2. Design: the world around us
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Venice Design at Palazzo Michiel
Why choose us?
Get access to unique knowledge
The program is a balanced combination of theory and practice. Morning classes take place in historic Venetian palazzos. You spend afternoons visiting galleries, architecture and design studios and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious event in Art and Architecture industries.
Connect with exceptional people
Classes are led by renowned academics and leading practitioners. Having workshops and discussions with them in Venice is a unique experience. Your peers come from all backgrounds and are international, curious and inquisitive minds that are looking to expand their knowledge.
Learn in the heart of Venice
The city is the creative capital of Italy that offers an extraordinary concentration of facilities and organisations dedicated to culture. Beyond the classroom immerse yourself in creative and cultural activities. For anybody who wishes to explore Italy, Florence, Siena and Milan are within proximity.
Study in small size class
Only 20 people per group are accepted. That garantees personal attention and best networking possibilities.
MEET YOUR CLASSROOM
Located in the heart of Venice next to iconic Rialto Bridge
Historic Venetian Palazzo
Dedicated classrooms for workshops
Wi-Fi and Airconditioning

Selected speakers
You will meet international experts from all over the world. Here are some of the Design week lecturers.
Francesca Valan is an Industrial Designer who is specialized in the use of colour. She studied Industrial Design at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan. She is a founding member of Gruppo del Colore, an Italian organisation which promotes the culture of colour.
Head of Education at the Venice Biennale. Researcher, lecturer at Ca' Foscari University.
Venice Cultural Heritage Expert. She has worked for UNESCO, and written a book on Venice Master Artisans, along with a number of articles for other books and magazines.
Director of the European Cultural Centre. Lucia has years of experience in large-scale international exhibitions. Previously, she worked as international press officer for several national pavilions at the Venice Biennale and held various positions in Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice.
Upcoming Dates and Prices
To reserve your place pay the reservation fee of €350. We will keep a spot for you. Pay the resting amount at least one week before the course start date. You can also pay the full tuition fee now if this is a more convenient option.
June 18-30
1650
July 16-28
1650
August 13-25
1650
Need more info?
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Venice is THE destination of 2018. You will be among the first to discover new talents and review projects from star-architecture studios. Visit the Venice Architecture Biennale, study in a historic Venetian palazzo, and meet international creative crowd!

Maria Nekrasova
Academy Director
Organizer
Founded in 2002, ECC offers 15 years of experience in art, architecture and design.
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