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Prototypa X Beckmans College of Design

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This summer, Beckmans College of Design in Sweden invited current and former Product Design students to workshop the idea of remote, off-site, prototyping. Building on the thesis of products benefiting from the proximity between designers and manufacturers, the students explored what it meant to prototype outside of your own environment as ‘designer away from home’, traveling to manufacturers, factories or suppliers.

On Friday the 22nd of September, students from the session will share their ideas, delivered as ‘prototyping kits’—tools and materials built in, mobile, compartments. The results pose interesting questions of the future relationship between designers and industry, instigating a ‘constantly traveling’ device. Do not miss a chance to hear the thoughts behind instant prototyping, compact multi-tools and a desk-less design future.

About Beckmans College of Design

Beckmans College of Design with its 123 students and a staff of 30 is a leading design school and a meeting point for creative and artistic progress with significant relevance to society and its development. A venue devoted to promoting the knowledge that is associated with praxis-based design on an artistic foundation by practice, research and questioning. Curiosity, empathy and aesthetics are combined by means of focused teaching and collaboration. Students seek to understand how contemporary messages and formulations of what design may embrace and how design as a cultural manifestation in dialogue can influence society as a whole.

About Prototypa

Prototypa is an articulation of where design is heading, a prototyping forum. Seven days, seven exhibitions, and seven talks with leading industry practitioners curated and hosted by Swedish design studio Form Us With Love and moderated by Lia Forslund, in collaboration with Swedish Design Moves, The Grand Award of Design, Formex Nova, Visit Sweden, and The Swedish Embassy.

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