There are just a couple more days to apply for the Products of Design Summer Program at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, this upcoming July 10 - 16, so if you're thinking about attending, get your application in asap. We are looking for (maximum) 20 exceptionally creative, fun, and curious participants who will immerse themselves in a hands-on week of design thinking, design making, and design doing. We are open to students, teachers, and creatives of all kinds. Below is s bit of copy from the website, but please get those applications in quickly.
This special workshop is an immersive, multi-disciplinary experience exploring the rapidly changing field of product design. Held in Boisbuchet, France, the program will stress a hands-on, making-driven approach to create new points of entry into the enterprise of design. In addition to intensive study, students will have the opportunity to swim in the estate's lake, canoe and kayak, take walks through the surrounding woods and relax at the nearby river. Participants feast on farm-to-table nightly dinners with attendees from the two other Boisbuchet workshops taking place that week (approximately 90 people including staff), meeting designers from all over the world, and making life-long friendships.
Each day, several facets of the design process will be explored: rapid sketching, brainstorming, materials investigation, prototyping, model building, iteration, narrative creation, sustainability and environmental stewardship. We will complement the studio work with lively debates around the current mandates of design, the challenges of production and consumption, and design's ability to create value and positive social change. The evenings will offer fun, lectures and discussions.
And if you're interested in the upcoming MFA in Products of Design launching in fall 2012, the workshop in France will bag you 1 graduate credit.
Products of Design
Summer Program in France, 2011
"SVA @ Boisbuchet"
July 10 - July 16, 2011
Summer semester: 1 graduate studio credit