M.A.R.I.N. Call for Proposals Nordic – Baltic Sea Residencies for Art and Science

Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network – M.A.R.I.N. – will organize two one month long residencies during June and August 2011 around the Baltic Sea. We invite proposals by artists, scientists or collaborative initiatives to attend either for June or August 2011.
While we are open to many ideas, we hope to get research-oriented proposals that relate with the marine environment. Also projects that look at alternative energy in a nomadic camp, environmental sensors, low power computing are on our wish-list. (In other words, no poetic videos contemplating the sea!)

The June residency themed Sensing the Baltic Sea (June 1st-30th) will be situated on three Baltic Sea islands in Finland and end in Tallinn, Estonia. On each island there are basic facilities, and we will set up our own camp using wind and solar power.

The August residency, themed Cartography and Everyday at Sea (August 1st-31st) will start in Stavanger in Norway, shift to an island in Sweden and finish on a beautiful peninsula in Lithuania.

CALL OPEN FEB 26th – MAR 21st 2011

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After the success of the last years summer courses, SPD offers three workshops to test your creativity by working with the leading designers in the international scenario. One week workshop to exchange ideas and swap experiences in Milan, the main center of the design world.
A unique design experience that will allow participants from all over the world to project and work in contact with three of the most innovative designers of the current scene. Beside the workshop there will be the possibility to visit exhibitions and design show-rooms to make the stay in Milan even more exciting.

INTERIOR and PRODUCT Design Workshop with PATRICIA URQUIOLA: from Friday 25th of June to Thursday 1st of July.

FOOD Design Workshop with MARTI’ GUIXE’: from July 2nd to July 8th.

CAR Design Workshop with CHRIS BANGLE: from Friday 9th to Thursday 15th of July.

The language of the course is English. Each workshop starts on Friday with the briefing. Saturday is devoted to cultural activities, Sunday is free. The final designs will be presented on Thursday.
The workshops are open to candidates who have a degree from schools / universities of design or professionals with significant experience and skills in design.
Selections are open. A limited number of entries are available for each workshop.
If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and portfolio.

You can find all the information and the briefing of each workshop in: [https://www.scuoladesign.com/pages/summer-school-2010/?lang=en](https://www.scuoladesign.com/pages/summer-school-2010/?lang=en)

Scuola Politecnica di Design – SPD is the first School of Design founded in Italy. Very famous all over the world for the quality of its didactic methodology and teachers, since 1954 SPD has trained thousands of designers and professionals coming from more than 80 different countries.
SPD offers Master courses (post-graduate level) in interior, industrial, car & transportation, visual, web & multimedia design. Moreover SPD organizes several other activities to offer designers important opportunities as summer courses and conferences with famous designers. Several important designers like Fernando and Humberto Campana, Ross Lovegrove, Stefanno Giovannoni, Walter De Silva have been the guest designers in the last editions of SPD summer courses.


The Newfound Popularity of Scandinavian Design

Hernesaari, Helsinki

Scandinavian design has become a standard in many modern households due to the rising popularity of the green movement as well as the simplicity it presents to a complicated world. This new trend first emerged to the world in the 1950s and has only recently become a staple of modern simplicity. It has since come to represent a new world order of a unique simplicity which combines both form and function in a new “artistic” movement.

The new Scandinavian designs have come to replicate earlier twentieth century art movements, such as the German Bauhaus movement which incorporated much of the same values. These artists reduced previous movements to the bare minimum, attempting to create a new utopian sense of harmony and order during the early twentieth century. The absence of ornamentation was the most prominent feature of this specific school of art design and the artists instead turned to functional and rational building. This entailed a denunciation of many other art forms of the time which were seen as too “cluttered” such as the previous Romanesque building styles which became a pre-WWI style, with a new post-war style evident in the Bauhaus. The new mass-produced consumerism of the time led to an era of cheap and functional consumer goods which is what the Bauhaus school strived to capture in their work, relying on the simplicity of nature. The Bauhaus school attempted to combine art, craft, and technology through their works and thus led Germany into a modern world art order. Modern Scandinavian design is similar to this earlier Bauhaus culture because of the way in which they strive to make their work solely about the form and harmonious order, rather than ornamentation and decoration.


Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2009


See the latest within Art and Design at Konstfack Vårutställning. We show newly examined artists, designers and handicrafters.

The Exhibition 2009
12th-24th of May 55 Master Students exhibit at Höglagret (behind Konstfack).

Opening: Tuesday the 12th of May 12.00-20.00
The exhibition is opened by President Ivar Björkman at 16.00

When: 12th-24th of May. Weekday 12.00-19.00, weekend 12.00-16.00

Where: Konstfack/Höglagret. LM Ericssons väg 14. Underground Telefonplan.

Link: [www.konstfack2009.se](https://www.konstfack2009.se/)




-Architecture industry veteran, DiDomenico, to head prestigious International design school in the heart of Florence Italy-

FLORENCE, ITALY – Just opened in the historic center of Florence, a new international design school will welcome students from all over the world to commence the first full session in January. The Florence Institute of Design International offers a new type of boutique academics focused entirely on international students providing Interior Design, Graphic Design and Architecture programs with both master and semester abroad options available, as announced by Founder and Creative Director, Architect Marc DiDomenico.

As the city of Florence has become an international crossroads for design students, The Florence Institute of Design International will build upon this rich history of art, culture and design, while providing students with a unique international learning experience where methodology and curriculum is designed for the broad and diverse set of students and focused on personalization of studies. Boutique by design, the Institute’s philosophy is to provide a first-class facility offering the highest level of education and resources to design students around the world.

“The key to this institute is the diversity and understanding of the student set,” said DiDomenico. “By expanding to encompass students from all over the world, the multi-cultured backgrounds of the students create an elevated level of complexity and need for varied methods of teaching. As most applicants to the Florence Institute have studied at the best schools in their own countries, we strive to create the same level of academic excellence, offering the highest standard in design education abroad. We look forward to providing the design foundation to lead this next generation of international designers.”

The Florence Institute’s courses teach the foundation of Italian design by combining modern technologies with Italy’s imaginative culture. The program merges tradition with technology, providing a detailed understanding of the Italian creative process. The course format is inspirational rather than institutional in the way it juxtaposes the concepts of new with traditional to stimulate thinking about how different periods can be integrated.

Set within the hills of Tuscany, Florence has long been known as an ideal destination for design students due to the rich patrimony of Renaissance works. Its modest scale and pedestrian friendly environment make it is an ideal place to study design.

About Architect Marc DiDomenico
Founder and Creative Director Marc DiDomenico, also the 2009 President of the AIA Continental Europe, has collaborated with some of the leading design studios such as those of Massimo Carmassi and Andrea Ponsi. He holds titles as architect in both Italy and the United States. DiDomenico’s experience in architecture, interiors, competitions, and preservation brings a professional emphasis to the school’s academic structure as he will oversee The Florence Institute’s academic programs and instruct critical parts of the Interior Design courses.

Cassandra Brown
The Florence Institute of Design Intl
50123 Florence, Italy
Phone +39 0552302481
Cell: +393496123726


Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments Master Program

Become a Web 2.0 professional and make a career as a specialist of online communities, environments and services! The internationally accredited master program Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments (IMKE) at Tallinn University accepts applications until July 1st. A limited number of state-paid positions are available for best applicants. All studies are in English. Most courses can be also taken via the web. BA level assumed.

Information for applicants and online application form:


Contact imke@tlu.ee.


Call for Entries: New Talent Annual 2009


Call for Entries: New Talent Annual 2009: The world’s most respected international student competition and showcase. Entry deadline: May 26, 2008.

Students, Instructors, & Administrators:
Submit your students’ latest Design, Advertising & Photography work to Graphis New Talent. Get the recognition you deserve, and share your work with peers and hiring industry professionals. Every student included earns a Graphis Gold Award, and standout instructors earn our Platinum Award!

Register online at: [www.graphis.com](https://www.graphis.com).

Click on Call For Entry.
Complete instructions, forms, art specifications, shipping and payment procedures may be obtained at our online entry website.

Entry fees:
$40 a piece for a single entry
$120 for a series (3 or more pieces from a single campaign)

All entrants & subscribers are eligible for a 40% discount on New Talent Annual 2009. Get 50% off Graphis Books year after year with Standing Orders. Visit www.graphis.com for details.

“Graphis is mega. It’s the holy grail of Design. The golden rule. The mack daddy. Believe me, you want to be in this.” – Douglas Lloyd, Creative Director, Lloyd & Co.


Tangible code – Call for workshop participation


Call for workshop participation

Tangible code

Wednesday 15th of February – Saturday 18th of February

at Atelier Nord Oslo/Norway

by Marius Watz & Erich Berger

Free participation

Application deadline Friday 27th of January
Send applications with CV to sense@anart.no

Recently, code evidently became artistic material and programming artistic
practice. The coding artist literally hacks his/her artwork, forms it with
skilled hands, touching and communicating with and through it.

Physical electronic interfaces enable the artist to tighten the relation
between the artwork and the audience.

Tangible code is a workshop for artists and practitioners who are interested
in the concepts of programming and physical computing.

The employed tools are the multi platform and open source programming and
hardware environments Processing and Arduino.READ MORE


The $100 laptop

Link: News.com

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The nonprofit group going to distribute these laptops to children in developing countries. This computer has an innovative design, giving the flexible possibilities to use in various conditions, even out of power network.

The proposed design of the machines calls for a 500MHz processor, 1GB of memory and an innovative dual-mode display that can be used in full-color mode, or in a black-and-white sunlight-readable mode.

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Via BigPerk.com