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Studio Makkink & Bey (NL) (held in English)
Fri, 14.12.2012–Sat, 15.12.2012
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What if Vienna’s 1st district became a workplace for manufacturing? Imagine an inner city as a campus site, where living, working, and exchange of knowledge come together. How do we expose the potential of a specific site? How can we make new connections between different producers, sellers, services, workers, buyers and consumers? The workshop investigates and indicates all the companies, services etc. and will discover potentials and models of local manufactories.
 
The journey through the project itself is the product of the assignment. The focus will be on research and the determination of qualities. The production line of the process will be reevaluated and more services in the ‘campus’ should be used in the project. Instead of large factories in the city’s periphery bringing their products into the city center, cluttering its roads, the workshop aims to think about small, specialized units spread throughout the city. These units should work together like the services on a campus.
 
The workshop will take place in the exhibition WerkStadt Vienna: Design Engaging the City (12 December 2012 – 17 March 2013), curated by Sophie Lovell and designed by Studio Makkink & Bey.

Studio Makkink & Bey was founded 2002 by architect Rianne Makkink and designer Jurgen Bey in Rotterdam. The studio’s team investigates the various domains of applied art while studying the tension between the private and public domain. Taking a critical stance towards the designing of public space, buildings and interiors, exhibitions and products is pivotal.
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The workshops are intended for young professionals with an interdisciplinary orientation active in design, engineering and other creative fields, also third and fourth year students are welcome. The number of participants is limited to 20. Please mail your application including a motivational statement (500 words max.) to d-lab@departure.at no later than 3 December 2012. Attendance is free. Cost of materials, unless provided by the MAK, is to be covered by participants.

Workshop held in English
Free admission


Program development:
Thomas Geisler, MAK Curator Design, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Concept and Project Management departure



A cooperation of MAK & departure

Workshop

Friday, 14 December and
Saturday, 15 December
10 a.m.–6 p.m.

MAK Exhibition Hall
Weiskirchnerstraße 3, Vienna 1

(held in English)
Free admission

Application till
3 December 2012 to



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