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----- Doorgestuurd bericht ----- Van: email@example.com Aan: firstname.lastname@example.org Verzonden: Dinsdag 21 september 2010 19:15:59 Onderwerp: The European Street Design Challenge! Cap Digital, the Creative Industries cluster for Paris and Ile de France has organized the following event at PICNIC as the kick-off to its international activities, leading to the major European FUTUR en SEINE Festival in 2011 You are all kindly invited to attend the opening session on the morning of Wednesday, 22nd September, and the award session on Friday 24th, September. The European Street Design Challenge! 'A European Digital Design - Myth or Reality?' A collaboration between the Futur en Seine and PICNIC festivals, French and Dutch Designers, and the Paris and Amsterdam municipalities Theme: The Scalability of Cultural Production in Europe - Designing innovative digital solutions across societies and cultures Aim The aim of the workshop is to explore the following questions: Can European creatives design digital solutions across European cultures? Cultural diversity is described as a key European asset by the EC. A Parisian company can create and design a distinctive and expressive product for Paris. Can it do the same for Amsterdam? Will it be different than the product created by an Amsterdam company? If so, what are the parameters? Can there be such a thing as a Creative European Digital ?Mainstream? Culture and Content (in the sense discussed by Frédéric Martel) to challenge US dominance in the field of digital media? Can there be a diverse, yet recognizable European cultural identity with worldwide applicability and impact? Format: Over a period of three days, six teams of design students and young professionals from Paris / Ile de France (ENSCI, Strate College, Les Gobelins) and Amsterdam /the Netherlands (Eindhoven Technical University- Industrial Design, Delft Technical University - Industrial Design, HKU EMMA - Media Design) design and prototype a 'street of the future' solution (e.g. interactive street furniture, smart communications or entertainment spaces, surfaces, or device) for a previously defined space in Amsterdam (the historic Red Light District). In the opening session, the background to the session will be presented - The Digital City in the Next Five Years with Amsterdam participation at the Paris Futur en Seine Festival in 2009 - together with an introduction to the respective design, municipal and collaborative festival (PICNIC / Futur en Seine) perspectives and visions. Speakers: Rijk van Ark, General Director, Economic Affairs, City of Amsterdam Patrick Cocquet, CEO Cap Digital, Paris / Ile de France Jean-Louis Frechin, Designer / Director NoDesign, Paris Stephane Distinguin, President Futur en Seine, CEO FaberNovel, Paris Andrew Bullen, Vice President, Futur en Seine Festival Paris Geleyn Meijer, Director IIP / Create Marleen Stikker, Co-Founder PICNIC, President Waag Society, Amsterdam Janine Huizenga, Co-founder The Creative Cooperative The afternoon of the first day consists of brainstorming, research, meeting with residents, site visit, material gathering, and scenario building. On the second day, the teams begin the design and build process of their prototype models at the Amsterdam Fablab. On the third day, the finished prototypes will be judged. A jury, composed both of international media and design specialists and invited guests from the area of Amsterdam which is targeted by the prototypes, selects the winning team. A suitable prize will be awarded. In addition, the best prototypes will be exhibited at the Lieu du Design, the Paris / Ile de France design centre at the Bastille. We will build on this content and format at Futur en Seine in Paris in 2011, when a street within the Paris / Ile de France area will be predefined as the target area for redevelopment by the young designer teams. For a more detailed program please visit: http://www.picnicnetwork.org/program/program-overview ----- End forwarded message ----- ----- End forwarded message ----- ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).