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DESIGN: THE WORLD AROUND US
Get a better understanding of the discipline of design, study in historic Venetian palazzo and discover local design scene.
About the course
June 25-30 | July 23-28 | August 20-25
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 enduring relevance. 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.
Who Is This For?
Designers and design professionals Artists Students No prior experience required
What Do You Get?
6 days of inspiring classes and museum visits High-level international speakers Academy Certificate Exclusive access to alumni circle Develop your practical & soft skills Build a powerful network
How to Apply?
The application process is easy and user-friendly. Fill in the application form below and pay the reservation fee to secure the place.
Booking Details and Fees
Application deadline: 7 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, the sooner you apply, the better. Tuition: €950/week Housing: available at extra cost of appx. €450. Location: Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venezia
All courses are in English.
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SCHEDULE Design: The World Around Us June 25-30 | July 23-28 | August 20-25
10.00 - 10.30 Welcome breakfast in a historic Venetian palazzo. 10.30 - 11.30 Meeting with curators of the Venice Design Exhibition. Guided tour. 12.00 - 13.00 Italian lunch at Cafe Koffler. 13.00 - 15.30 Design: the world around us. The significance of design at all scales, and what it means for daily life. 16.00 - 17.00 Visit to the panoramic terrace of Fondaco dei Tedeschi. 17.00 - 18.00 Prosecco and spritz in a local bar (optional).
10.00 - 12.00 Lecture: Copies in design. 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch time. 13.30 - 14.30 Meet the designer: visit to a local design studio. 15.30 - 16.30 Visit to Olivetti Showroom on St. Mark Square, an iconic space created by Carlo Scarpa.
10.00 - 12.00 Lecture: The art of glass in Venice 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch time 13.00 - 16.00 Trip to Abate Zanetti School of Glass, Murano Island (closed in August, visit to another glass studio on Murano island).
10.00 - 12.00 Trends in Design. How to foresee them, how to work with them. 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch time. 13.00 - 15.00 Understanding color: advanced color theory, myths and truths about the perception of colors. 15.30 - 17.00 Optional visit to a museum of choice.
10.00 - 12.00 Lecture: Italian design. What does Made in Italy stand for? 12.00 - 13.00 Lunch time. 13.00 - 14.30 Reflection session and discussion of personal projects. 14.30 - 15.00 Certificate ceremony and prosecco. 15.15 - 16.15 Boat tour around Venice.
Optional visit to the Biennale or pre-selected collateral events.
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.
Board member of the GAA Foundation. Co-Organizer of the exhibition "Personal Structures" at Palazzo Bembo, a collateral event of the 55thVenice Art Biennale. Her previous projects included co-curating Norwegian Pavilion and assisting at the South Africa Pavilion, 54th La Biennale di Venezia.
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.
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You can choose one-week course or stay longer and combine courses together. Study Design:the World Around Us with the Contemporary Architecture course or add the Venice Biennale. Enquire more info with Alexandra Laqueur, email@example.com.
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