Stir Copenhagen: design, culture + your senses May 15–22, 2017
Invigorate your creative process in Copenhagen, Denmark and participate in an 8-day, sensory-based design tour of the city. Immerse yourself in Danish design, history and culture and discover how a passion for creating exceptional communication, products, fashion, textiles, systems, architecture, and more, is woven into the fabric that forms Denmark.
You will meet with notable Danish designers, gain insight into their thought processes, tour design studios, visit modern and historic architectural sites, get a glimpse of Danish Royal life, bike through the cobbled city streets as the natives do, travel to a scenic part of the country to see the remarkable collection at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and much, much more.
Your point of view is found through your senses as you focus on taste, texture, smell,sight and sound as a means to connect with your surroundings. Sensory-based design activities will guide you as you record the happenings of the city and the nuances of the culture.
We aim to expand your personal awareness, as well as to help broaden and strengthen your views on design so you may return prepared to invite the full spectrum of senses into your creative work. Each participant will keep a journal which may serve as a tangible method of creating and collecting as you follow your curiosity through the streets of Copenhagen.
Participants: All those with an interest in design-related thinking and making are welcome to apply. Designers, artists, educators, engineers, students, professionals, architects, fashionistas, and farmers who love design and are interested in looking at the design process from a new point of view. We have something for everyone. We believe that a diverse mix of people, sharing unique content and experiences will inspire a week of rich and interesting conversation.
Organizers: This trip is being led by two experienced and enthusiastic graphic designers and design educators, Stephanie Grey and Michelle Bowers. We are partnering with EF Tours to help with logistics and payments. Contact Stephanie Grey for questions or details.