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workshop: UN-I-FORM
tutors: studio ODD MATTER is Els Woldhek & Georgi Manassiev (NL/BG)
when: 10 – 14 July 2017

The building of our host, the University of Architecture and Geodesy, will serve as our mining ground for materials. We will invite participants to explore the possibilities present in these surroundings, to experiment with them and connect to existing techniques of production and craft. In this one monumental space there are so many opportunities available that give access to knowledge. Let us find these pluriform facets and turn them into new Un-I-Forms.

We will guide you through this process and introduce you to our Odd Matter way of working; offering new and playful perspectives on contemporary product development.
odd matters know how show how 2017

(images from Odd Matter’s projects: deposit, mass, OVII)

workshop: Designing with Emergence
tutors: Maria Blaisse (NL) in cooperates with Bob de Graaf
when: 10 – 14 July 2017

The workshop starts with an exploration in natural resources in and around Sofia.
Examining the growing processes of natural materials, sensing the qualities of shaping, moving and interacting with these qualities. We will take these experiences to broaden experiments with other materials and media where form, movement and body will relate to the space in and around the university of architecture in Sofia.

In short, we will:
– get insights into specific laws of nature;
– find our individual understanding of the complexity and simplicity in form and matter;
– develop a skillfulness working with one material and awaking us to its endless possibilities as a potential gateway to architectural solutions;
– align the design process with the living qualities inherent to matter and form connected to the bigger picture of the ecologies we are operating in;
Maria Blaisse Know-How Show-How 2017

(images from Maria Blaisse’s projects: Bamboo in motion, Listening to form, Gomma, Kuma Guna)