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Food for Thought

“制作,创造,发源”项目是起源于景德镇 2009 年的一个讲座,是为荷兰与中国刚 毕业的设计师和新锐的陶艺者设置的一个为期一年的项目,这个项目的意图是将“中国 制造”变为“中国设计”,学习从当地文化基础之上进行创作,发展成为有创意性的设 计创作。
这个项目主题是“以食物为思考”分为两个部分,第一部分在 2013 年景德镇的秋季, 会招募一批中国设计师与手工艺者,同时他们在 2014 年也可能有机会参加项目的第二部 分,与荷兰年轻设计师一起合作,分享技术和知识。最后该项目的优秀作品会在 2014 年 年末的荷兰当代艺术博物馆展出,这次展出会与博物馆收藏的中国餐具结合在一起,这 些器皿在过去的 100 年间陆续出口到荷兰。最后,年轻的设计师,传统工匠会在这次展 览中碰撞出新的火花。
参与者在项目第一和第二阶段之中几个月时间可以继续创作陶艺作品以备用于荷兰 的展览。他们可以一直与项目策划人 Judith Van De Boom 通过邮件联系讨论作品进度。

“There is a young generation of creatives filled with quality, skills and dreams grafting into a world full of information, needs and languages. Young design practices can inspire a future, where they can make a difference when they hold the right tools at hand. Learning to craft and design with vision, context and their own perspectives can inspire a story and difference in  localities.”

The program is aimed until November 2014, the data of workshop phases come online together with enrollment.The program will ends an overview exhibition with work of participants from NL/PRC in The Netherlands at the end of 2014  enrollment guide 项目介绍   application form 申请表   背面

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Project Introduction 介绍

The Food for Thought project developed from a workshop in Jingdezhen in 2009 into an journey that grew a program for new designer-maker graduates and starting designer in China and the Netherlands. The program title Food for Thought covers the route from traditional making into building a perspective of making and connecting deeper thought and local awareness in design work.  There is a need for new ways of learning about what design can do and how design can research into the world of practicing design tomorrow.

This program emerged naturally from Studio BoomWehmeyer’s engagement and passion for working in China in the last 7 years. They have been created design projects here in collaboration with makers, thinkers, craftsmen and the academic realm in projects such as „Creative Ingredients“, „Slow China“ and „Re- Wire“.

The workshop Food for Thought  
The collaboration is exchange is between young Dutch Artez design students who will collaborate skills / knowledge with the Chinese student participants. Based on generations and dynasties of creative development the program will be held in Jingdezhen and Arnhem, both connecting on a history of skilled makers and designers. Throughout the program, knowledge, design consciousness and skills exchange are brought into practice by the theme of Food for Thought, a theme that interact with the large functional ware industry connecting dynasties of tableware, VOC influences, evolution in food experiences, to local industry,  forgotten food, roots and future needs and awareness around food. The program host a Food for Thought workshop in Jingdezhen that consists out of design assignments that activate new tools such design thinking, collaboration and fieldwork, participants learn to explore and build a design practice that makes a difference in their locality and for their work field. Discussions and local fieldwork will be led around the theme of food for thought, to have the participant interact with local sources, skills and perspectives.

The theme of food is to culture connect and interact to think/make and work around food and role of clay. Food connects with the large functional ware industry but also with dynasties of tableware, local cooking,  future of food, street food, eating habits, textures, tastes, to local recipes, your own roots or awareness around food.

The workshop will be to open up perceptions on product and food and experiment making new food-ware in ceramics. The workshop will consists out of daily work assignments that activate new way of working, such creative thinking and implementing, collaboration, going around local areas, tasting and trying. Participants learn to explore and build products for their work practice.  The theme will be on food to have the participant interact with local sources, materials and inspiration. For more information please mail us.

“ What seeds to we need to plant into a creative landscape for local designer-makers to learn to slow grow and position themselves, to deal with their context and designing personal work? “ 

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