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OPEN DESIGN 03

Event type: Workshop, presentations, lectures, exhibition
Place: Youth center-CK13 city : Novi Sad, Serbia
Date: 04/05/2009


OPEN DESIGN STUDIO 03

topic : VISUAL DE/CONTAMINATION
event type : workshop, presentations, lectures, exhibition
date : May 4–8/July 1-7, 2009
location : Youth center-CK13
city : Novi Sad, Serbia


PARTNERS:

Academy of Fine Arts, University of Novi Sad; Academy of Arts and Design, Bratislava; Institute for Flexible Cultures and Technologies, NAPON.

FUNDING:

The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, The City of Novi Sad

SUPPORT:

GlobeNet Belgrade; LUGoNS GNU/Linux operating system user group from Novi Sad; Youth Centre – CK13


PROJECT THEME

 

Visual Contamination of Novi Sad

 

Unavailability of adequate spaces for marketing billboards and posters, the logic behind instant capitalism and general pollution of the urban environment by means of applying propaganda materials at inappropriate places (trees, buildings, poles) are just some of the topics of interest for the project theme. Mentioned issues by no doubts constitute an evolving process of spamming executed on the streets of Novi Sad by the careless workers and their ignorant employers who provide them with low wages and poor instructions. The aim of the project is not to clean the city, it aims to give attention on this specific cultural and visual phenomenon.


WORKSHOP

topic : Visual De-contamination
participants : students of the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Department of New Art Media and Graphic Communication
datum : May 4–8, 2009


During the workshop, participants assembled together a visual campaign against visual contamination of the city, which will deliver a message of warning to the public community and the city government.


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WORKSHOP

 

Participants / Students of AUNS:

Dimitrije Pajtić, Jelena Ristić, Velimir Andrejević, Dušan Zaklan, Bojana Knježević, Marko Brkić, Marko Ubović, Dušan Bračič, Ana Stefanović, Anton Bereš, Tamara Čordaš, Tamara Maksimović, Tomislava Sekulić, Verica Veljkov, Jovana Ilić, Marina Milanović


Workshop guests:

Slavimir Stojanović (SRB)
Zek Crew (SLO)


PRESENTATIONS

public presentations of the project theme
location > CK13, Novi Sad
date > May 5, 2009

NENAD BARANOVSKI (SRB)
Omladina Kulske opštine – OKO
SLAVIMIR STOJANOVIĆ (SRB)
FUTRO Creative Agency
OLIVIA SOLIS VILLAVERDE (CUB)
graphic designer
ZEK CREW (SLO)
visual intervention group

SNEŽANA REPAC (SRB)
director, City Community Services, special guest of the evening

 

OPEN YOUR EYES! OPEN DESKTOP!

event type : design show
location : CK13, Novi Sad
date : May 8, 2009


Open Your Eyes!

Public presentation of workshop results, including proposals for the visual campaign against visual contamination of the city.


Open Desktop!

Public presentation of graphic designers and their desktops over the internet, observation of their creative workflow while performing tasks related to the project theme. Accent is on the interaction during the creative process.

 

performers: VESNA PEŠIĆ (SRB), ONDREJ GAVALDA (SVK),ZEK CREW (SLO)

 

EXHIBITION

event : exhibition of workshop results
location : city centre, Novi Sad
date : July 1-7, 2009


During the day each group of students applied their projects on certain locations throughout the city. In evening, opening was held on one of the streets, in front of the fence with posters. Visitors were handed flyers with further informations on whole project. Map with all “decontaminated” spots was included. Visitors could either go to see the exhibition on their own, or join guided tour with organizors following the map route. They stopped on each location, talked it over and were handed further materials (some groups had additional materials).