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Open Programme

Where: Studio Projektirane, University of Architecture, 1 Hristo Smirnenski Blvd.
Entrance: Free

June 30, Tuesday / Know-How Theory panel

7 p.m. – Subjective Typography, presentation by Matthias Kreutze (D) & Jens Schildt (SE)

Jens Schildt (SE) and Matthias Kreutzer (D) are the graphic design duo Our Polite Society, which was founded in 2008 and based in the space between Amsterdam / The Netherlands and Stockholm / Sweden. In close collaboration with their clients and with a focus on typography, structure and method, they design (typo)graphic identities, books, magazines, posters, exhibitions, record sleeves, (dingbats) fonts, websites and other forms of visual language.

8 p.m. – Film screening “Style Wars”, dir. Tony Silver

A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late ’70s and early ’80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.


July 1, Wednesday / Know-How Theory panel

7 p.m.The World of Gilbert & George, lecture by Frans Oosterhof

In this lecture Frans Oostehof will present the artists Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore, who works as the collaborative duo called Gilbert & George. They are known for their distinctive and highly formal appearance and manner and also for their brightly coloured graphic-style photo-based artworks.

8 p.m. –  Film screening: “Ways of seeing”, part 1, author John Burger (1972)

A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. In the first episode, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past.

8:30 p.m. – Film screening: “Tokyo-Ga”, dir. Wim Wenders (1985)

“Tokyo-Ga” is a 1985 documentary film (shot in spring 1983) directed by Wim Wenders ostensibly about filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. The film ranges from explicit focus on Ozu’s filmmaking—Wenders interviews Ozu’s regular cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and one of Ozu’s favorite actors, Chishū Ryū—to scenes of contemporary Tokyo such as pachinko and plastic food displays. Wenders introduces the film as a “diary on film.”


July 3, Friday / Show-How Presentations panel

7 p.m. – Presentation of the workshops results: Our Polite Studio and Frans Oosterhof


July 4, Saturday

5 p.m.Show and tell – presentation of the results of the Design Thinking with Creative Shower workshop

6 p.m. Know-How / Show – How Talk: Discussion about the role of the creative industries fr the development of the social and economical values, moderators: Studio Komplekt

Discussion with all visiting lecturers.


July 6, Monday / Know-How Theory panel

7 p.m. – I like flocks of birds, lecture by Lotte van Gelder

During her lecture, Lotte will present the concept of ad-hocism (Charles Jencks, Nathan Silver) as a strategy for creative practice and will tell about the work of Anna Halprin.


July 7, Tuesday / Know-How Theory panel

7 p.m. – Fluid Fashion: a conversation with Elisa van Joolen and Ruby Hoette

Elisa and Ruby have a common interest in reshaping ideas around clothing, time, space and value. Through their individual practices they aim to document, analyze and understand the fluidity and diversity of fashion in a variety of ways. They will each present their perspectives and some collaborative projects.

8 p.m. – Identities and Symbolism in Bulgarian Costume Traditions, lecture by Yana Dvoretska

In this lecture Yana will analyze the general look and details of the Bulgarian traditional costume in the context of the ethnic, national and social identity. Like every traditional costume, the Bulgarian one is a complex construction of signs and symbols, which goes beyond its utilitarian value.

8:30 p.m. – Film screening: “Notebooks on Cities and Clothes”, dir. Wim Wenders (1989)

Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.


July 9, Thursday / Show-How Presentations panel

7 p.m. – Performance by the participants from the Elisa van Joolen and Ruby Hoette‘s workshop (MODUS)


July 10, Friday / Show-How Presentations panel

7 p.m.Performance by the participants from the Lotte van Gelder’s workshop (Hello Space, so nice we finally meet)