Designing the future
Designing the Future is an event organised to mark the official opening of Concordia Design and the Open Days at the School of Form. It is held under the patronage of Lidewij Edelkoort – the mentor and co-founder of Poznań's School of Form, and the curator of Mothers of Invention exhibition at Concordia Design.
24 November 2011 Admission by invitation only!
Official Opening of Concordia Design
Grand opening of Concordia Design – the design and creativity centre for business – attended by Leszek Wojtasiak, Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region, and our guests of honour Lidewij Edelkoort and Patrizia Moroso.
The event will be complemented by the opening of several exhibitions:
Mothers of invention
// exhibition of design works by Patrizia Moroso and Patricia Urquiola, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort
"The Mothers of invention" – design works by Patrizia Moroso and Patricia Urquiola, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort, main exhibition, open until 28 December 2011.
"Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and Patrizia Moroso the arts, yet in the end they both chose design. They meet each other in a three-dimensional approach to surface design and the hand-originated finishes that dominate all work of both these women. These sisters of design share a poetic and practical passion for rounding off the edges, lowering the height, nomadising weight, and taking us to a space where we have never been before; enchanting society with textures, embroideries and patterns. "Super carino!", Patricia would exclaim. This first joint exhibition of the "Mothers of Invention", Patricia Urquiola and Patrizia Mororso, gives an overview of their individual talents as well as the energy released when the two women join forces together" – excerpt from the foreword by the exhibition's curator, Lidewij Edelkoort.
// curated by Dorota Koziara
"Polish Design" – presentation of the best designs by: Schattdecor, Noti, Meble Vox, Oskar Zięta, curated by Dorota Koziara, exhibition open until 4 December.Private view: 24.11.2011 Exhibition dates: 24.11 - 4.12.2011 Venue: Concordia Design
Comforty – Real Industry
// curated by Tomek Rygalik
“Comforty – Real Industry", curated by Tomek Rygalik, exhibition open until 4 December.Private view: 24.11.2011 Exhibition dates: 24.11 - 4.12.2011 Venue: Concordia Design
25 November 2011 Admission free!
Designing the Future – Conference
Conference participants will acquire knowledge about building design-driven business and innovation strategies, about the latest trends, as well as cutting-edge materials applied in design and architecture. A number of case studies will be analysed, focusing on Poland's most advanced companies, in terms of design implementation. The event is addressed to: designers and employees of advertising agencies, employees of R&D and marketing departments, manufacturers and distributors, managers and engineering specialists, representatives of local and regional authorities, design students, and everyone interested in the subject of design.
Speakers: Lidewij Edelkoort, Patrizia Moroso, Claudia Küchen, Anna Wróblewska, Tomek Rygalik, Oskar Zięta.
26 November 2011 Admission free!
Open Day at Concordia Design and School of Form
Open Day for all Poznań citizens and design enthusiasts – free admission to all exhibitions and design workshops for children and families.
Do it yourself
Workshops conducted by Monika Jakubiak, aiming to make a broad audience familiar with design. All Poznań citizens are invited to our co-creation sessions where we will develop – sew, print or build – various objects of everyday use. We want to show how design can help make reality more beautiful and more functional. The workshops will comprise several working groups, e.g. slow food or brain-storming. Meble Vox will organise a workshop session devoted to creative interior design.For whom? Citizens of Poznań who want to find out what design actually is, and who want to try their hand at designing and manufacturing Time: 11 am – 4 pm Venue: Concordia Design
Be a designer in your own room
Creative workshop on interior design addressed to children, conducted by designers cooperating with Meble Vox. Workshop participants will become designers of their own rooms.For whom? Children aged 6-9 and 10-13 Time: 11 am – 2 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm (the workshop lasts 3 hours with a break for refreshments) Venue: Concordia Design
Thing tank. REmaking Things
During this unique family workshop all the seemingly useless things that lie around in your home, basement or attic – e.g. pottery, old boxes, cables, egg boxes, picture frames, etc. – will be given an opportunity to live a second life.
Old furniture, textiles, toys, vintage household appliances will be transformed into a wide variety of lamps, seats, furniture, hammocks, cushions and other ingenious gadgets. We will follow the PROJECT/PROCESS/PRODUCT methodology, while having a great time all the time! We will follow the principles of DIY, re-processing, and creative recycling. By reusing such second-hand materials, we will create handy transformers and friendly home monsters.For whom? Children (aged 5+) and their parents Time: 11 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm Venue: Concordia Design
Concordia Print's open workshops for all interested parties – both children and adult visitors. In our digital printing shop you will be able to design and produce (with our support): unique notebook covers, customised adhesive-free laptop sticker, original purses, or even unusually shaped stools.
Conducted by: PRO'test design (designers) and a team of Concordia Print's experienced specialists.For whom? Everyone Time: 111 am – 6 pm Venue: Concordia Design
Presentation of the School of Form
Conducted by: Dawid Wiener and Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, Paulina MatusiakDate: 26.11.2011 Time: 10 am – 11 am Venue: School of Form
Workshops at the School of Form
- A! open. Experimental arts and design studio
Conducted by: Marta Białecka, Dorota Kozieradzka and Michał Szuszkiewicz
- Ceramic gingerbread
Conducted by: Olga Milczyńska
- Design Challenge – Communication in action.
Practical comparison of speed and effectiveness of selected communication modes. Workshop conducted in the form of a 'paper chase' game
- Man and space – Body positions in the context of surrounding space. Body as a source of perception and means of expression. "Disappearing in space", "Denying space", "Appropriating space".
- workshop conducted by PAULINA MATUSIAK "Alphabet exercises"
- School of Form
MTP grounds, Hall No 1
- Concordia Design