Berlin, Germany

Berlin Multicultural KIEZ Typography

when 6 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 750

Berlin Multicultural KIEZ Typography
A journey journey book design workshop

Where & What:
Discover the rich, multicultural street culture in a Berlin KIEZ (vernacular "district"). You can dive into Far Eastern atmosphere of Kantstrasse - Berlin's Chinatown, where Chinese residents settled down 100 years ago, or stroll along the colorful Turkish cloth market in Kreuzberg, known as little Istanbul. What are the specific visual codes that make the area reveal its special character? What about the historical background of these places? How do foreign visual elements blend with German local culture?

During this workshop, KIEZ, observing a design perspective and investigating street typography and other visual elements through various techniques of mapping, photography, filming, interviewing or drawing. The collected material will be the basis for the design of your own journey book.

Course leader

Yi Meng Wu 吳 禕 萌, born in Shanghai, grew up in China and is a communication designer and book artist.

Course aim

Understand to "read" the city as a creative source
Identify and understand the specific visual typographic expressions of the place
Learn about typography and the process of book making with analog and digital media
Enjoy the summer in Berlin

What to bring:
For expedition: camera, sketchbook, tools for interviews and documentation
Comfortable clothes, sun / rain protection and enough to drink, public transport ticket or bicycle

Fee info

EUR 750: Facts and Fees

Schedule: Each course lasts two to three weeks

Between 15th of June and 15th of August

One-Time application fee: 100€

Early-Bird booking until 15th of January to save 100€

Fee per course: 750 €

For 2 courses: 1.390 €

For 3 courses: 1.990 €

BI and BAU Global students: 600 € per course

Participants per course: 5-18

Application Deadline: May, 1st 2020