The fourth edition of Open Set will take place from 26.07 till 08.08.2015, which compiles a two-week long series of workshops, public interventions, film-screenings and lectures. The event aims to promote and enhance the social value of design by facilitating debates around the chosen theme from a rich diversity of cross-disciplinary perspectives and socially engaged cultural practices.
Open Set has been invited by Kunstblock, a Rotterdam based foundation that has been set up by five cultural institutions that reside on the Witte de Withstraat. The different workshops and presentations that are part of the Summer School take place in the different Kunstblock affiliated locations.
The Open Set 2015 edition under the theme Designing Experience: Moment – Stage – Memory examines creative strategies of staging new experiences and their capability to provoke and influence the construction of individual and collective identities. The event is made possible due to contributions by design critic Max Bruinsma, designers Jan van Toorn, Prem Krishnamurthy (Studio Project Projects, USA), Studio Dumbar, procedural artist Martijn Engelbregt, artist Annette Krauss, choreographer Bruno Listopad, researcher Florian Cramer, design historian Els Kuijpers and others.
In the framework of Open Set Summer School, the designer and co-founder of studio Superflux Anab Jain leads a three-day long workshop investigating the theme 'Designing Experience: Moment – Stage – Memory'.
Tuition fee for this workshop is 300 Euro*
Tuition fee for the full program is 800 Euro*. *special Kunstblock discount, to be mentioned in the application
The application deadline is the 1st of June 2015. If you would like to apply for the workshop, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year with the gathered effort of the organizers and Kunstblock partners it is possible for the first time to offer a single stipendium, which covers the full course fee. In order to apply for the stipendium, send your portfolio and motivation letter to email@example.com till the 1st of June 2015. The winner will be announced on the 15th of June 2015 on the Kunstblock FB page.
More information about the full program or the past editions can be found via: www.openset.nl
Open Set 2015 is generously supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.