Call for applications: Master in Design Space and Communication

Call for applications: Master in Design Space and Communication

Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)

Master Space and Communication student work. Courtesy Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD).

February 21, 2019
Call for applications: Master in Design Space and Communication

Application deadline: April 10, 2019
Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD)
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The Master Space and Communication draws from a variety of creative contexts with the ambition of establishing an expanded field of design free from traditional disciplinary restrictions, which allows for experimentation and interaction between space, performance, installation, film, media and communication. The work of our students epitomizes the programme’s mission to chart new territory in the practice of design.

The MA Space and Communication allows its students to develop their own distinctive design practices, whilst pushing against the boundaries of what design is or could be—the work of our students set out a challenge to the way in which design at large is framed. By employing design skills from across a spectrum of disciplines, our students are able to present alternative approaches to the received wisdom of traditional design disciplines or practices.

Our tutor team is comprised of professionals whose contributions have been instrumental in the definition of new territories for design and whose attitude towards practice has set them apart from the rest. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, what ultimately join them is their passion about their collaboration with students, understanding this collaboration as intrinsic to their personal creative practices. Our team of international professionals are: El Ultimo Grito, Metahaven, Matali Crasset, Tristan Kobler (Holzer Kobler Architekturen), Ruedi Baur, Alexandra Midal, Arno Mathies, Conny Freyer (Troika), Maarten Gielen (ROTOR), Alexandre Humbert, Noam Toran, Dominic Robson (Harmonic Kinetic), Yarza Twins, David Roux-Fouillet, Enrique Corrales, Oscar Lhermitte, Malak Mebkhout, Joseph Popper, Sebastien Quéquet, Damien Delille, Sonia de Puineuf, Pierre Vonnet, Nick Williamson, Mathias Zieba . 

During the two year course, students create a series of “Design Essays,” combinations of physical outputs and theoretical reflections which together are more powerful at addressing and communicating the issues investigated. Work completed in the first year of the course provides a grounding for the second, in which students work either individually or in groups in order to a design a 1:1 scale environment, which is produced and exhibited in a gallery open to the public. This sense of reality is essential to the course – students are encouraged to be ambitious and to execute projects on a scale that allows their ideas to take full flight.

Head of Course: Rosario Hurtado, Arno Mathies
Head of Theory: Alexandra Midal
Assistants: Oliver Graney, Emma Pflieger

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