16 days20 students4 tutors &1 exceptional location
The Summer Sessions is a mobile summer school program developed by Graphic Design Arnhem [GDA], ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem.
The goal of the Summer Sessions is to introduce participants to the concepts behind contemporary (graphic) design research, speculative design and design critique, as well as how to integrate these ideas into one’s own design practice.
The Summer Sessions is not a portfolio course. Rather, we encourage participants to engage in intellectual discourse to expand existing notions of contemporary design practice and personal reflection.
Participants will be guided on a daily basis by tutors from GDA and local tutors from the host location.
The week will alternate between closed-knit collaborations, group debates, individual critiques, and self-reflection.
The Sessions will culminate in a small exhibition of results on the last day of the workshop. Special guests and visiting artists/designers will participate in the final critique.
Participants of the Summer Sessions are offered 4 ECTS credits for all eligible BA and MA students.
The Summer Sessions will offer the perfect opportunity to work closely with a highly engaged and talented group of international students and practicing designers who are interested in challenging the prevailing conventions of expression and exploring new branches of design-by-research and research-by-design.