Open Set - Workshop Wearables

A one day summer workshop 'wearables'.

Open Set - Workshop Wearables

Open Set workshop at V2_ 2014

Jul 2015
08:00 to 20:00
location: V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

In the framework of Open Set Summer School, the artist and researcher Ricardo O'Nascimento will lead a one-day long workshop at V2_ Institute on 31.07.2015, investigating this year’s theme Designing Experience: Moment – Stage – Memory.

Ricardo O'Nascimento is a Rotterdam based artist and researcher, co-founder of POPKALAB - a design/research studio focused on innovation on the field of ‎wearable technology, new media and ‎Interactive Art. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments.

O'Nascimento has received a large amount of awards including CYNETART award 2012 and Rumos Arte Cibernética. His works have been featured in several museums, galleries and art festivals like Ars Electronica, FILE, LABoral, V2–, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Soft Galleri, Transmediale and MAC - Coruña, among others.


Practical Information
Tuition fee for this workshop is 100 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 apply@openset.nl

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 apply@openset.nl till the 1st of June 2015. The winner will be announced on the 15th of June 2015 on the Kunstblock Facebook page.


Open Set 2015
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.

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.

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