Summer opportunity: GDA SUMMER SESSIONS 2019 / DE-MODERNIZING DESIGN
Event Date: Friday, August 9 (All day) to Friday, August 23 (All day)
The GDA Summer Sessions 2019's theme is DE-MODERNIZING DESIGN and held in Arnhem the Netherlands, in the studio and lab spaces in the iconic and historic Rietveld building.
The Summer Sessions is open to any BA, MA and PhD students, alumni, or professionals in Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Visual Communication and related studies (e.g. Media Theory, Fine Arts, Film, Architecture, Product, Creative Writing, etc.).
GDA SUMMER SESSIONS 2019
9—23 August 2019
How can we counter the hegemony of the western Modernist idiom, and find new and inclusive voices in design?
How dominant is the western bias in our aesthetic preferences, computational algorithms and other technologies?
How prevalent is the western design canon?
Why is 90% of all design produced by the same software from one specific region (Silicon Valley)?
Is there such a thing as design sovereignty?
Who comprises the design diaspora?
Is there a difference between being inspired by another culture and cultural appropriation in design?
How can we counter this narrative?
What are inspiring alternatives?
Danny van der Kleij
Amy Suo Wu
More to be announced soon ...
—The dates for the GDA Summer Sessions 2019 are: Friday 9—23 August 2017.
—The fee for the GDA Summer Sessions 2019 is €1995.
—Incl.: tuition, full accommodations at Vesting 10 B&B in Arnhem, incl. breakfast, studio/equipment access, workshops, excursions, and studio visits.
—The Summer Sessions is offered for 4 ECTS credits.
—The application deadline is Friday, 15 June 2019.
For more application information and details about the GDA Summer Sessions, please visit the website: