Venue: Royal Danish Academy School of Design Bornholm
Date: Sep. 14th 2012
Time: 9.00 - 17.00
Tickets: are sold through Billetlugen.dk 370 Dkr. / 50 Euro.
Using the current shifting situation in the Scandinavian glass tradition and industry as a starting point, this workshop will address and discuss how glass education can meet the demands that graduated candidates are meet with in their professional practice.
- What are the demands for the professional practitioner in contemporary glass?
- How are the graduated candidates received by producers, galleries, museums, collectors etc?
- What role does the current shift in glass tradition and industry play in the contemporary glass scene?
- Does the current curriculums match professional life as an independent artist working in glass?
- How do we educate to meet these demands?
Lectures and moderator
4 speakers representing industry, education, galleries, museums and successful entrepreneurship within the creative industry.
A professional moderator and facilitator will host the workshop.
9.00 – 12.00 Lectures
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 16.00 Panel discussion and facilitated workshops in groups.
16.00 – 17.00 Summery and conclusion.
Rebecca will talk about Georg Jensens experiences in design development and cooperation with makers and designers. What is GJ focus when they are on talent hunt among new creative collaborators.
Nadania will in this talk present the visions and goals behind developing a public access glass studio in the city of Berlin.
Berlin Glas, e.V. is a not-for-profit association that gives German and international, professional artists and students the opportunity to work with hot glass in Berlin. As Berlin is the center for contemporary art, a hot glass studio will provide an exchange between artists working with glass and the abundance of local talent. Our mission is to share the ability of creating art with glass with the public and provide a resource to artists of all media.
This talk will question which prerequisite for craftwork is to be found within the cultural marketplace. From the perspective of the market and the user how does glass (and ceramics) craft perform.
With this talk Nina will highlight her own teaching practice and to suggest possible methods of understanding the user's intentions. Finally considering how this understanding of the user's intentions is used by existing companies and institutions selling and exhibiting glass (and ceramics) craftwork.
Marianne Buus (DK) Consultant in entrepreneurship within the artistic field.
“How do we best prepare students for their working lives?”
In this talk Marianne Buus will be giving an overview of the many ways, in which we as educations can enhance the abilities of the students to create good working lives upon graduating.
There will be two parts to the talk – one concerned with how we can nurture the students, and one concerned with how we as educators and educational institutions can inspire each other in doing so.
Marianne Buus has both a master's in entrepreneurship Education and Training from Aarhus University and an MA from Royal College and Art in London. She has run her own business for over 20 years and the focus today is to strengthen others' assumptions to go from idea to action.
Karsten Lauritsen (DK) Founder and CEO of Designer Zoo, Copenhagen
Designer Zoo is Danish design and crafts in a unique concept. Designer Zoo has existed since 1999 and is a design store and gallery on two floors with changing exhibitions and eight workshops. Designer Zoo is unfolding on a 800 m2 to 400 m2 and 400 m2 store workshops. From large exhibitions / commercial premises, we provide a look into our workshops where products are manufactured. We offer a varied selection of Danish design, craft and art products, created by the house's own designers and of 15-20 invited designers.
Outcome and Evaluation
The facilitator will use innovation processes in transforming and materializing knowledge into new service solutions. The workshop will produce a document that holds conclusions of discussions with suggestions to change and improvements in glass education, made by the workshop participants.
European Glass Context 2012 is organizing this workshop, in collaboration with The Royal Danish Academy, School of Design Bornholm.
All educators and instructors of further educational with a glass program are invited to participate.
There are 10 free spaces available for students.
For further information please contact the EGC sekretariat