Open Collab

Open_collab 2.0

Location: Melbourne

14.03.2020

Ref #: P5JS

Open_collab:
Global / Local

Introduction

Open_collab is an international collaborative workshop created by renowned designer Patrick Thomas (Berlin). It encourages experimentation and collaboration through design.

On March 14, 313RGB, Wayne Smith and Okay Kiosk will present the Australian edition of Open_Collab as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020. Participants and industry professionals will work together, responding to the theme of ‘Global/Local’. Participants will get a unique opportunity to learn from each other, utilising random image-making processes that provoke unexpected juxtapositions and chance encounters.

O_C Workshop  — Warsaw,  Poland

O_C Workshop  — London,  UK

Details

Saturday

14 March 2020

Workshop

10:00am—4:00pm

Opening

5:00pm—7:00pm

43 Derby Street

Collingwood

43 Derby Street
 Collingwood

Collaborative workshop
 & opening.

Share and Learn

Open_collab: Global/Local features a full day workshop lead by Industry Mentors, followed by a free opening showcasing artwork produced on the day. The whole event will be documented with a printed publication for sale after the day.

The workshop is aimed at students, educators and professionals at any stage of their careers. It will help participants to appreciate the importance of teamwork and allow you to view your own work from a new perspective, demonstrating what we are capable of achieving when we work together to reach a common goal. Purchasing tickets to this unique event connects you and Melbourne with the broader worldwide design community by taking part in Patrick Thomas’s Open_collab project.

O_C Workshop — AGI Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands

O_C Workshop — Hanoi , Vietnam

Open_collab Team

Open_collab: Global/Local brings together a broad mix of Design talent from Australia and beyond, to be industry mentors at the workshop.

Melbourne Design Week

Open_collab: Global/Local is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Co-Presented by:

Supported by:

About the Creator

Patrick Thomas

is a graphic artist, author and educator currently living and working in Berlin. Thomas utilises multidisciplinary techniques in his work including over-printing, processing and coding - making commentary on socio-political movements.

He is a professor at ABK - Stuttgart, member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, exhibited artist across five continents and published Protest Stencil Toolkit through Laurence King Publishing.

Follow on Instagram

@xpatrickthomas

About the Organisers

313RGB (Chris Norman)

is a multidisciplinary creative and Design Lecturer. As 313RGB he has produced large scale events and exhibitions including: Up Over Down Under™ — an exhibition of The Designers Republic™ with agIdeas International Design Week and Sound to Light in conjunction with MONA for Dark Mofo.

Wayne Smith

is a Designer and Design Educator working for various studios and cultural institutions across Australia and the UK. He predominantly works in music, the arts and social enterprises.

Okay Kiosk (Magda Ksiezak)

is a Polish born creative who combines design, photography and animation under the alias of Okay Kiosk. She runs workshops combining paper-craft and stop-motion animation at RMIT.

Worldwide Learning

Open_collab Workshops have taken place in countries across the globe including:

AGI Open

Rotterdam, Netherlands

ABK/Visual Relation Studios

Warsaw, Poland

Chelsea College Of Arts

London, England

Dortmund University

Dortmund, Germany

UNIRSM

San Marino, Italy

Cairo University

Cairo, Egypt

Fustic

Hanoi, Vietnam

Acknowledgement of Country

Open_collab: Global/Local acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.

Acknowledgement of Country

Open_collab: Global/Local acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.

Details

Buy Tickets

opencollab.eventbrite.com.au

Saturday

14 March 2020

Workshop

10:00am—4:00pm

Opening

5:00pm-7:00pm

43 Derby Street

Collingwood

37° 48' 25.308'' S  /  144° 59' 3.9084'' E

Melbourne Design Week

Open_collab: Global/Local is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Co-Presented by:

Supported by:

Worldwide Learning

Open_collab Workshops have taken place in countries across the globe including:

AGI Open

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Design Indaba

Capetwon, South Africa

ABK/Visual Relation Studios

Warsaw, Poland

Chelsea College Of Arts

London, England

Dortmund University

Dortmund, Germany

UNIRSM

San Marino, Italy

Cairo University

Cairo, Egypt

Fustic

Hanoi, Vietnam

About the Creator

Patrick Thomas

is a graphic artist, author and educator currently living and working in Berlin. Thomas utilises multidisciplinary techniques in his work including over-printing, processing and coding - making commentary on socio-political movements.

He is a professor at ABK - Stuttgart, member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, exhibited artist across five continents and published Protest Stencil Toolkit through Laurence King Publishing.

Follow on Instagram

@xpatrickthomas

About the Organisers

313RGB (Chris Norman)

is a multidisciplinary creative and Design Lecturer. As 313RGB he has produced large scale events and exhibitions including: Up Over Down Under™ — an exhibition of The Designers Republic™ with agIdeas International Design Week and Sound to Light in conjunction with MONA for Dark Mofo.

Wayne Smith

is a Designer and Design Educator working for various studios and cultural institutions across Australia and the UK. He predominantly works in music, the arts and social enterprises.

Okay Kiosk (Magda Ksiezak)

is a Polish born creative who combines design, photography and animation under the alias of Okay Kiosk. She runs workshops combining paper-craft and stop-motion animation at RMIT.

Acknowledgement of Country

Open_collab: Global/Local acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.