FUSE – Design Week 2012
The Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) are seeking brave crafters who are curious, open and willing to provide us with images of your work to be re-imagined, re-invented and re-hacked by a team of designers. For Design Week 2012, (5th – 11th November), we have teamed up with NCAD and invited furniture designer Dirk Vander Kooji to run a workshop and seminar about the use of 3D printing and new technologies in his work and the potential applications and implications for your work.
How this works
Craftspeople are asked to submit images of a product that they would like to get a new perspective on. If your image is selected you will be invoted to attend the workshop. CCoI have invited a team of designers to the workshop, each designer will be paired with a craftsperson and receive images of their product. Using their design skills they will re-imagine and re-invent your product.
Re-imagined products will be submitted in 2D as drawings, or as Rhino, CAD or Solidworks files. We may even get some 3D prototypes!
We will host a workshop at the National College of Art and Design on Friday 9th November 2012 from 1.30 – 4.30pm. During the workshop designers and craftspeople will work in pairs to discuss design approaches and how industrial processes partnered with traditional methods can be used to re-imagine the final product. We hope to be able to 3D print or lasercut some of the re-hacked images during the workshop.
We hope that this collaboration will open eyes, give new perspectives and lay the ground for future collaborations between craft, design and new technology.
If you are interested in participating please forward a maximum of 9 x images and a brief description of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 10th October 2012. (You must be able to attend the workshop in Dublin on Friday 9th November 2012).
Please note: images must be of good quality, preferably photographed on a white background. Images of your product taken from different angles are an advantage. You may submit images of more than one product. CCoI will document this process using video recording and photography. By submitting images of work you agree to their use on CCoI websites. Places are limited and work may be subject to a selection process dependant on number of entries.
For further information please email email@example.com