Germany, Weimar

Will Design for Food

when 3 August 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 550

A workshop linking food to your design metabolism...

This course will analyse the way food and product design related to food colours our everyday world. The workshop group will gather information and explore how food is being prepared, stored and finally being consumed / enjoyed in the differing environment of urban nomads. We will encourage you to rethink existing structures and processes to redevelop, deconstruct and finally design a product, which helps make the world a tastier and more cultivated place. There will be the educational experience of working with a group of diverse, yet like minded, rather talented people for a brief, but intense, moment over the two-week period. This course offering will conclude with a final design presentation and celebration venue. Each member of the group will be requested to submit an individual process guide of their conclusions, with documentation (both visual and with written description) of their out-comes, deliverables, design prototypes, etc. The process guide will be in both a digital as well as a hard copy format.

The work method of this course can be described as making meaning. The work will be generated in a art and design studio manner, with a combination of an iterative, trial and error, prototyping process toward the culmination of a final design solution. The instructors of this course believe the observations of each individual member are invaluable to the entire group. A socratic approach of dialogue will be used, in order to establish a point of departure for this shared adventure.

Course leader

Sven Brandelius studied architecture at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and is currently working as an architect with »Neumeister & Paringer« in Bavaria.

Matthew Burger is currently working with Jakob Timpe and the University of Applied Sciences Reg

Target group

This course is open to all students who are currently studying at a University of Art and Design or have a passionate interest in the world of design. All participants will need the following skills, for a successful course experience: A designer's mind, eye and spirit:

- A sense of humor,
- A sharp ability of observation,
- A keen sense for the material world of design,
- An alert mind to develop conceptual ideas and
- Talented hands in the making of physical objects.

Secondary tools also include:

- A working understanding of English as a language,
- The ability to present conceptual ideas to others in English,
- A camera,
- Sketchbook,
- 3 dimensional sketching materials, and lastly,
- Access to design references, via web &/or library books, etc...

Course aim

The course is about concept development and bringing ideas to three dimensional objects by physically shaping them. The method used in this workshop is based on a brain / eyes / hands triangulation; you will be able to grow your brain’s design capacity by making things with your eyes and hands. The main theme will be an overarching interest in urban nomadic culture and to address the organisational needs of urban nomads. Manual problem solving will be stressed through the making of quickly produced, low tech working models of design concepts. Your prototypes will be able to be made without complicated or expensives tools and with relatively little prior knowledge of model making.

Involved students will need their over-all availability to remain open and flexible.

Credits info

3 ECTS
After successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Fee info

EUR 550: The course fee is 550,-€.
EUR 450: Students and alumni pay the reduced fee of 450,-€.