Week van het Ontwerpen 2018
‘Week van het Ontwerpen’ puts creative and innovative student projects in the spotlight since 2004.
For the past 14 years the event ‘Week van het Ontwerpen’ has become the main platform for inspiration and exchange of ideas between Flemish design courses and the industry, focusing on themes such as creativity and design. The core event consists of an exhibition of the best student projects of the creative design courses. In 2017 the event consists of 5 exhibitions, numerous events and workshops, with more than 4300 visitors.
In 2018, the event will take place during the international Biennale Interieur, from the 18th to the 22th of October and the following two weekends. The renewed Interieur Festival guarantees a surprising and creative city programme centred around the premises of the now defunct Sint-Maarten hospital.
The exhibition will be extended with the winners of the OVAM Ecodesign Awards for students and with a selection of international student work. Last year Kortrijk was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as city of design. Two other cities from the network, Graz (Austria) and Saint-Etienne (France) will exhibit their best student work.
'Week van het Ontwerpen' is a collaboration between Designregion Kortrijk, Howest, city of Kortrijk, Chambre of Commerce, Intercommunale Leiedal and Biennale Interieur with the aim to highlight the added value of creative technical design education as a catalyst for regional development.
Students from Flemish, Brussels, Walloon and Northern French universities and university colleges could submit projects till the 5th of July from the following creative design courses:
- Product design (industrial product design, textile/fashion/accessories, furniture design)
- Architecture: interior, buildings, public space, landscapes
- Multimedial design (games, web & graphic design)
A total of 190 projects were submitted. On 12 July, an advisory committee was brought together that assessed the works per predefined category - Architecture, Multimedia & Product Design according to societal relevance, innovativeness, sustainability and exhibitability. 44 projects were selected. The next generation designers.
We invited the following jury members:
Architecture: Hera Van Sande (architect and artistic coordinator Archipel vzw), Annelies Truyens (Timperman Truyens Architects), Dimitri Vercaemst (graphic designer Studio Nomad and scenographer We Are The Next Generation), Gregory Moulin, (for Lion & Miller Studio and scenographer We Are The Next Generation)
Multimedia: Bie Luyssaert (communication manager design - Flanders DC), Stijn Hens (creative director & partner - Make Out brand strategy and design), Thomas De Ben (managing partner - Ship of Fools), Dimitri Vercaemst (graphic designer Studio Nomad and scenographer We Are The Next Generation), Gregory Moulin (for Lion & Miller Studio and scenographer We Are The Next Generation)
Product Design: Liesbet Van Ackeleyen (ecodesign - OVAM), Bie Luyssaert (communication manager design - Flanders DC), Dieter Van den Storm (freelance journalist and communication expert - Biennale Interieur), André Lafère (editor Feeling Wonen), Giel Dedeurwaerder ( freelance designer), Xavier Deleersnijder (co-owner RDL engineering), Dimitri Vercaemst (graphic designer Studio Nomad and scenographer We Are The Next Generation), Gregory Moulin (for Lion & Miller Studio, scenographer We Are The Next Generation)
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