WORKSHOPS – UPCOMING

UNITED NATIONS HABITAT
URBAN THINKERS CAMPUS 2019
13.11 – 16.11 2019

WORKSHOP #13
“PROXIMITY FACTOR”

DESIGNERS:

GUILLERMO SANTOMÀ +
NEL VERBEKE

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019

9:30 am
meeting at the venue: GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna @ Via Sant’Anna 21, Palermo
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Welcome and introduction to the theme of the workshop by Barbara Brondi,
Marco Rainò and the IN Residence team.
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Designers’ Lectures: ideas, experiments, visions in relation to the general
theme. Each guest designer will present and describe his/her own work and
design process in a lecture of 45 minutes. All participants are invited to ask
questions at the end of each presentation, to stimulate debate and discussion
on specific topics.
1:30 am – 2:30 pm
Lunch break
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Workshop: the participants of the workshop will investigate the process that
brings ideas into the design of an object applying the guidelines set by the
guest designers, and they will come up with a concept concerning the given
general theme “Proximity Factor” that will be analyzed and developed into
drawings and simple models or experiments. The aim is to establish an open
dialogue between participants and designers, stimulating active confrontation
within a notion of design geared more towards producing visions than forms.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Workshop
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch break
2:30 am – 6:30 pm
Workshop

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019

9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Workshop
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch break
2:30 am – 6:30 pm
Workshop

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019

09:30 am – 1:30 pm
Workshop: in the morning the workshop will come to a conclusion
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Lunch break
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop: In the afternoon the four groups will work on a digital presentation about their research, conducted by one representative of each group during the public presentation in the late afternoon.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GAM, Galleria d’Arte Moderna)
Public Event: The two guest designers will present a selection of their most recent works, their personal sources of inspiration, and unveil the procedures that characterize the approach towards the planning process in a brief lecture of approximately 15 minutes each in a meeting open to general public. After that, a representative of each of the four groups will present a slideshow to the audience, explaining the research developed during the workshop.