Asterisk Summer School 2015 departs from notions of collaboration, friendship and common interests. For this occasion Asterisk invites four pairs that share an affinity to each other’s work to lead the workshops. The tutors this year are:
Sam de Groot (NL) & Paul Haworth (UK)
Karel Martens (NL) & Jungmyung Lee (KR)
Will Holder (UK) & Isla Leaver-Yap (UK)
Jan Tomson (EE) & Hannes Praks (EE)
In its essence the practice of a graphic designer entails a close conversation with a variety of voices from different fields, such as commissioners, editors, printers, binders, papers suppliers, programmers, project managers, so on and so forth. Next to that, like-minded designers are known to form clusters, building on the expertise of one another. Communication with people from in and outside the field often develop into more profound friendships and modes of working together. That’s where work and playtime, as well as the clear borders of different disciplines, begin to diffuse and create new work with a hybrid character.
Duration: 28.07—06.08 (10 days)
Location: Rauaniidi/Suva/Punane Koit factory
The program for the Asterisk Summer School consists of two sets of daily workshops and two days of seminars. Each participant can take part in two workshops in total. Next to the action-packed workshop days two additional days are programmed, with workshop presentations as well as talks by tutors taking part in this year’s summer school. These days are open for the general public to join. A more detailed programme will follow in the beginning of July!
Asterisk Summer School is open for graphic designers, artists, theorists, critics, curators and others interested.
• 32 participants in total will be accepted
• Applicants will be notified by June 22, 2015
• Applicants will be accepted based on the submitted work and CV
Participation fee for the summer school is €200*. The amount includes workshop fees and basic work materials.
*Participation fee for Estonian students is €100.
To take part in Asterisk Summer School 2015, press the button ‘Apply’ on top right corner of the page.
Application deadline is June 15, 2015.
If you have further questions, offers or other thoughts, don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Asterisk Summer School is run by graphic designers Elisabeth Klement and Laura Pappa. We’re kindly supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Council of Gambling Tax, Estonian Academy of Arts and the Graphic Design department of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Thanks: Ranno Ait ja Rene Mäe. Website: Ranno Ait