Students project at International Design Biennal in Liège
The fifth edition of the International Design Biennial in Liège invites you from 1st to 24th October 2010 to discover nature, source of inspirations and of various interpretations as well as matter of social, economic and philosophical issues. Nature inevitably refers to Man and to his relationship with it. The history of design with its schools and personalities has offered us an exceptional illustration of these diverse evolutions for more than a century. Between creation and economy, this discipline is today no longer a simple form of expression but an actor of our Western societies. This privileged position implies lively dialogues with other disciplines such as architecture, fashion or visual arts and is a reality that the Biennial wants to echo in many ways.
In the heart of the Biennial, the Espace Saint-Antoine, Musée de la Vie wallonne, welcomes the main exhibition Design Nature, which presents the projects of sixty designers selected by an international jury as well as projects of Design Schools from the EMR. As guests of honour, the French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, the Designskolen Kolding (Denmark) as well as REcentre, the valuation centre in eco-design from the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.
Visit the biennale and you will also find some work of the students Productdesign of the MAD-faculty campus C-mine.
Awards for students MAD-faculty
Flemish students and OVAM design together an environmentally friendly future.
To hearten Flemish ecological future designers, OVAM organized this year for the fifth time the Ecodesign Award 2010 for students. The presentation of the Award took placein collaboration with the MAD-faculty Campus C-mine in Genk.
A jury of specialists from the world of environmental design and chose five winning designs from the entries.
The second prize in the category of Master-projects went to Breezy. This is a project of Elina Gatto, Fabio Lorefice, Thijs Vande Broek and Nisse Heleven of MAD-faculty Campus C-mine in Genk. Environmentally friendly materials and compact transport and storage volume makes Breezy a very innovative fan.
An honorable mention for the 2010 Award in the Ecodesign category Master Projects goes to Relax Gerits Patricia, a student of the MAD-faculty Campus Elfdelinie in Hasselt.
Relax is a deckchair made from recycled plastic materials and in addition he is excellent in terms of transport volumes, modularity, durability and serviceability. This chair is brilliant in its simplicity.
More information: http://studentenaward.be/index.php
Discover the Indigo Master-projects on Design At Work | Interior from October 15 to 24 in Kortrijk Xpo and celebrate the Design After Work Party at Buda Libre on 21|10.
Stand on the Indigo Design At Work | Interior shows the great final products of 12 students from three colleges (Artesis, Howest and Mad-faculty) Those students worked in six different companies.
Whoever ultimately wins the Indigo Award? The answer on 21|10 at Indigo closing event!
Ecodesign Award 2010
The presentation of the Ecodesign Award 2010 will take place on Thursday, October 14 at the MAD-faculty, campus C-mine in Genk.
For the fifth time OVAM gives the Ecodesign Award for students to students product development, design or packaging design who take environmental criteria into account. The contest is a growing success!
We invite you to attend this ceremony. Free entrance, but please register by sending your name, title, school / company over to firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme and more info: http://studentenaward.be/uitreiking.html
On October 26th, we are happy to welcome Kevin Henry at MAD-faculty. In the morning he will meet the Master Students Product Designat Campus C-mine. The purpose is to exchange ideas about Sustainable Design.
In the afternoon he will have a workshop ‘visualisation’ with the bachelor students in fine arts and graphical design at Campus Elfde Linie.
In the evening Kevin Henry will present his book on Design Visualisation in Hasselt and give a lecture on the act of reading images to help design.
More information www.phl.be/forms/congress
Kevin Henry is an industrial designer, educator, curator, and writer interested in the intersection between art, technology and culture. He has lectured widely on a variety of topics ranging from sustainability, d.i.y. culture, 21st century curriculum, and the changing relationship of the photographic image in the era of social networking. He has curated five exhibitions: the most recent two on contemporary Chinese design and the social, political, cultural, and economic ramifications of do-it-yourself culture. His book on design visualization for UK publisher Laurence King is due in 2011. He is an associate professor of product design at Columbia College Chicago.