At the opening of the new study year we hosted the summer workshop in which ninety students were spread across four workgroups. The overal theme ‘Hinterland’ transferred various design interventions each reacting in its own specific way. Hinterland is a German word referring to remoteness within geography. Within our design work field it is essential to step into a sense of remoteness in order to re-think and re-do. Through elements such as inhabitable, unwearable, unthinkable and undesignated, students were disconnected from the existing and turned into explorers. We invited an experimental and professional team to facilitate a week of hands-on exploration.
The workshops were led by Denise J. Reytan (DE), Frank Kolkman (NL), Emily Luce (CAN) and Cathelijne Engelkes (NL)