Product, Design, Arnhem.

Workshop, Winter session, 2018.

At the opening of each semesters we host the Summer/ Winter sessions in which ninety students are spread across four workgroups. The workshop goal is to inject material and contextual experiments, collaborative working and exploring new territories in mixed student groups from year 1234. This years Winter theme was IMMERSION; being within the action of being fully submerged within a setting, specific experience, material or state of being. What methods, forms and explorations are needed to take something or someone towards a new state of mind?

We invited an experimental and professional team to facilitate a week of hands-on exploration. 

The workshops were supervised by: 

Dark Ride by Daniel de Bruin

Colour Matters by Laura Lynn Janssen

The Blue Team by Giene Steenman & Klaartje Martens

Wet Works by Sander Luske


Workshop, Winter session, 2017.

At the start of each semester, the students in years 1,2,3 and 4 work together within thematic workshops for one week. The new year of 2017 started with a workshop week during which ninety students were spread across five workgroups. An experimental guest team was invited to facilitate a week of exploration on the notion of the body. The body takes up an important place within Product Design, as this field pursues a correlation between material, spatial and philosophical definitions. The meaning of the word “body” relates not only to ourselves as human beings, but just as much to the physical matter that surrounds us. The Beyond the Body workshop was focused on stating and shaping new ideas around the body: the physical, the material, the mystery, the mass and the mental.


The workshops were led by Bart Hess, Klaartje Martens, Joris Suk, Hendrickje Schimmel, Rosanne Bergsma, Marcel van Kan, Jochem Faudet and Willem van der Sluis.