BE OPEN Inside the Academy – a new platform to showcase and honour recent achievements in educational approaches – at Design Miami/ Basel
June 6, 2012
The next stop on BE OPEN’s worldwide tour is Basel, for Design Miami/ Basel 2012. A new platform – BE OPEN Inside the Academy – will showcase and honour recent achievements in educational approaches that promote real-world problem solving through creative design.
In collaboration with Design Miami/ Basel in Basel this June, BE OPEN Inside the Academy Installation is inviting a selection of top European design schools to present innovative design projects by outstanding students currently or recently enrolled. The universities exhibiting at the BE OPEN booth at the Fair are: Le Cambre, Belgium; Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland; Hochschule Basel, Switzerland; Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden; Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, The Netherland and Glasgow Fine Art School, UK/
A jury of international design luminaries will review the projects of the BE OPEN Inside the Academy Installation. The jurors -Ron Arad (Designer-Architect); Gilda Bojardi (Interni Magazine); Felix Burrichter (Pin-Up Magazine); Daniel Charny (Curator and Educator); Johanna Agerman Ross (Disegno Magazine) – will select one institution to receive the BE OPEN Inside the Academy Prize. This prize grants the winning institution the opportunity to select and host a series of distinguished guest lecturers to further its curriculum development.
To accompany the Installation and Prize, BE OPEN Inside the Academy TALK is organised with Ron Arad and Daniel Charny in conversation This panel discussion will explore ways in which budding designers can be nurtured to address the needs of tomorrow’s world. Panellists will include leading representatives from the worlds of creativity and design education, who will discuss vital questions pertinent to building industries, developing markets and advancing culture through education.
BE OPEN Inside the Academy Installation 12 -17 June, 2012
At Design Miami/ Basel
Hall 5, Mezzanine Level, Booth X03
BE OPEN Inside the Academy TALK 12 June, 2012
2.00 – 3.00 PM, coffee will be served
At Design Miami/ Basel
Hall 5, Mezzanine Level, Design Talks Stage