Interested for more Bauhaus than ever? Follow the 100th year's manifestations on the dedicated site https://www.bauhaus100.de/programm/
Is Bauhaus an Anti-movement? The Against-Dominating Design makes it part of anarchy, revolution or just another aesthetic manipulation, only useful to contemporary academic institutions adopting the Collective educational model(?)
Here are the basic guidelines to undesrstand the Bauhaus principles - in design and in life.
1. Get outside the frame. Rules have to be broken in order to push the boundaries.
2. Do not over or underestimate. Everything has the potential to be useful and appreciated. Everything has a role to play.
3. Waste nothing of your materials, therefore your physical or intellectual capital.
4. Delay is not a handicap. Retardation is only a way to do things that goes against speed.
5. We are all equal but not the same.
6. Work in cycles or circles. Abolish hierarchies such as pyramid schemes.
7. Less is more, only when "more" is unimportant or/and unreasonable.
8. Bauhaus is not about architecture, but architecture gave Bauhaus a platform for the beginning.
9. Work constructively, don't just construct.
10. Work with others, think differently. Learn from others and other disciplines.
11. There are no good or bad students, there are good or bad schools.
12. Rythm and intensity are inseparable from design, they are mathematics. That is the reason they bring out the life of things, so they are essential in design.
13. Design is not only what it looks like, design is how it works.
14. Foundation courses (preliminary courses) define entry to the core program, not exams.
15. If something takes more than 2 gestures to understand, it is design-inadequate.
References to follow:
Bauhaus 1919-1933, Magdalena Droste, Taschen
Le Bauhaus, Xavier Girard, Éditions Assouline
Special thanks to:
Professor D.N.Karidis of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Foundation College, Athens (http://www.fcollege.gr)
Best 4 All🙋
Saturday, 2 March 2019
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Content makers, IT designers, promoters, activists, software designers, social media consultants, design innovators, AI-ers, web engineers, creative Money makers, digital strategists and app consumers: take a look at the backlist of 2018 hidden notes (including Web Summit 2018 top exhibitors and startups).
- Digital Peace Lab
- Web Foundation
- Be My Eyes
- Ascent Robotics
- Polish IT Promotion Program
- Olytico Social Wall
- ABDI- Agência Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Industrial
Salone del Mobile 2019 is on the way and as the first major design fair of the year and we could expect less than a full round of trendsetting events and exhibitions but also global manifestations of immense historical value such as the Fondazione Fiera Milano Archives show at the Triennale: a 98-year retrospective of the oldest and most comprehensive organization when it comes to European production and design. The fair is also supported by a series of parallel explorations of the design world, all equally important, progressing the Beyond-Design era. Keep your expectations quite high, we certainly cannot wait! In the mean time we could not resist the trend: check our Coral: Colour Of the Year 2019 board on our A4D-D4A Pinterest account! It is hand made and picked with love!
The Content Is 💗
Sunday, 30 December 2018
Moto above from: https://webempath.com
Social controversy, digital chimera or coding remedy for multiple problem solving, AI should be able to cure even schizophrenia? Will contemporary furniture carry apps? Are cities made to work like smartphones? Will fashion industry survive new climate change policies? Which are the next hot jewellery designers? Is (classical) architecture reaching a decline? How design education is changing in the coding era? Design and online cash: is there a clash? Which new fairs are coming up in the 2019 international design map? How visual merchandising affects exhibition design nowadays? Which are the new titles to absolutely go for? Which are the countries that design-dying for real?
That and so much more news and articles, await to meet up with YOUR expectations, again in 2019. Stay tuned, stay safe and enjoy a Happy New Year 2019!
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
In image above: civilians’ urban mobility on self-balancing, electric personal transporters by Sitway (photo courtesy of Daniel Pego, SitGo),in the exhibition Futuros de Lisboa/Futures of Lisbon, Museum of Lisbon, Portugal. Scientific curators: João Seixas, Manuel Graça Dias, Sofia Guedes Vaz.
The opportunity of exploring the future possibilities of digitalization in about everything at Web Summit 2018, opened up the spectrum of relevant-to-the -Future(s) thinking zones. Thus said, we talk about the Future allright - possible, transformative, dystopian, real, imaginative Or other - in places of massive human congregation. The Future inside the City (nevertheless the future of a coastal city like Lisbon) is far more than a group of predictions but a series of questions that create a multidimensional grid of issues, strongly involved in the evolution of the urban lifestyle from now on: a line of problems, conditions, situations, systems and solutions entirely interconnected and therefore inescapable.
It is all about an exhibition concerning Lisbon-and every other large town or city near the sea or located further in the continent. The themes of ecology and sustainability, innovation and creativity, design and industry, cohesion and justice, finance and economy, education and learning, mobility and transport, freedom and security, humanity and cognition, health and well-being, community and municipality, ethnicity and citizenship, de-systematization and re-systemization, information and intelligence, society and robotics - emerge as topics of both literary but also scientific endeavors. The Future is definitely happening Now, it is impossible for us to ignore as it is more than certain that it is up to us to finally shape It. That is probably the main conclusion, out of the Futures of Lisbon exhibition.
“ What will remain of our conflicts, problems and controversies when the labels that gave them a name are already as forgotten as are those of the past?”…”Looking at the world today from a future time encourages a more open and, above all, more humble attitude when we assess our present, our disputes, our decisions. Looking from afar allows us to focus on the essential and on what we can truly understand about ourselves, the city and urban life.”
In photos bellow, from top to bottom: New Drone Technology by Instituto Superior Técnico. "Chico", a humanoid cognitive robot, designed and manufactured by the Institute for Systems and Robotics of Lisbon (video). Circular Economy Model graph. Future infrastructures & systems: ethical consumption, de-plastification, new business models, repair, performance economy, dematerialisation. Chelas district, Lisbon, a view from the future, (photography: Luísa Ferreira, digital imaging: Inês Lino, José Pedro Piteira).
Monday, 19 November 2018
In photo above: Carlos Lei Santos, CEO and Co-Founder of HypeLabs, introduces the Hype Open Protocol to the audience in the Centre stage of Altice Arena during Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Where the world of innovation is heading to? The message from this year’s Web Summit was somewhat clear. Digital entrepreneurs, architects, programmers and inventors are up for social change and they are doing the works for it. The planet is hit by environmental disaster, war, injustice, corruption, extreme poverty, mental/physical disease, economic depression, unemployment, electronic crime, fake data. Political administrations seem partially unwilling or strategically simple-minded to face current conundrums and provide sustainable solutions to the problems. The exhibiting stands of different apps, startups and devices at Web Summit 2018 stocked up with outer-space immersive technologies of indomitable power in order to supply new educational models to win over unemployment, soothe mental illness, solidify infotainment and democracy, help minorities and precarious social groups, provide growth environments inside work and finance, create zero-pollution zones and cities. A4D-D4A welcomes the following Talent List of the most interesting engineers, companies, products and digital initiatives in Web Summit 2018:
Apps, games, tools, associations, networks, engines, models - to check out for sure:
A radio dealing with all pivotal technology and society issues, with all sorts of deep tech specialists speaking out the truth? Tune in to this frequency online:
Road safety, traffic regulations "workout", driving behaviour educational model:
Risk management, market management, fintech, this app includes the three in order to provide secure statistics on your crupto-assets:
This self-help online program offers a relief treatment for all early symptoms of mental distabilisation, one may encounter in every day life:
Another exciting and freshly designed tool for CSAT ( customer satisfaction) analysis and indepth understanding:
The business game that will turn your preconception of game apps, upside down:
The Best transcriptional voice tool ever experienced and a support on the Web Summit 2018 DeepTech Pitch. Thank you Otter!
A great network uniting the key people in the Portuguese female tech industry, extremely socially active too:
Portuguese Women in Tech
Affordable, accessible and manageable AI solutions for real businesses should n't be the monopoly of some digital "Illuminati". Narrow AI can be 4 all- try this tool that thinks that too:
A foundation with multiple roles and most importantly, the protection of natural resources and the ecosystem, it distributed reusable bottles to the crowds at the Web Summit, under its #TurnTheTideOnPlastic campaign:
(The photos bellow from the Ecolounge area and the WS18 recycling bins with incorporated composter prove only one thing: ecology was far from just being digital in this year's event.)
Fenton & Co
Employers and trainers, feast your eyes on this app:
An incredible group of designers, makers, innovators providing contemporary solutions on mobility aids:
A great tool providing indepth analysis and testing on how a prototype is performing:
A new retailers' network online, liaising point of sales outside corporate schemes:
Another retail optimization tool, for high-end shopping experiences:
Coding tools for just about anything:
jetbrains.com including kotlinlang.org
Disruptive IT Services:
Blockchain technology, Bitcoin investments and apparel:
BEST Country representation:
LANDMARK> Social Innovation by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation:
hackforgood.pt including mynutriscan.com (nutrition) http://auroratechai.com/aurora/ (parent consultancy) and 8 others!
TOP Country representation:
Kocca/ Korea Content Startup including www.flitto.com (linguistic technology solutions) https://blueprint-lab.com (Facial Recognition & AI Solutions) www.livekshow.com (3D Contents/AR/VR) and 7 more!
Talent Acquisition/HR solutions:
TOP APP/ Emotion AI (in photo bellow):
We would like to express our warm regards to all Web Summit 2018 organizers, factors and partners for their great hospitality and ethics. Special thanks to the WS2018 Press team for providing full support to all Media representatives the last 5 months and throughout the actual days of the event.
NEXT: IN & OUT WEB SUMMIT 2018 AND LISBON’ FUTURAMA!
Keep Up the Code Work 😄
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
In picture above: Magna-fashion designer and CEO of homonymous brand, Alexander Wang and CEO of innovative online wholesale platform ORDRE Simon Lock, exchange ideas on Creativity and Storytelling, a masterclass at the Content Makers pitch, Web Summit 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
Key terms: abundance of genomic information, neo-illiberalism, DeepFake, i-trust, manipulation detection, disinformation age, over-regulation, digital fallacies/ hyperboles, collaborative robots, compostable packaging, product defortment, modding , product dropping, heritage brand, brand repositioning, fidelity investments, virtual runway, meaningful interaction, agnostic market places, Co2Co (Community2Community).
Overall insights and contemplations around the speakers'presentations. Remember:
#Disrupt or Enrich?
What seem to be the future of visual research? How existing platforms ex. Pinterest reflect on the new challenges in social networks? In times when Big Data become even Bigger, companies like Pinterest chose to adopt a more “aestheticized “ approach, hoping to combine the happy and unguilty recreational activity of an image collector with business. The future of search is definitely a visual one but instead of objective disruptive technologies, companies like Pinterest opt for a much more laidback cultural content that enables sophistication. The U-turn of the company announcement, aiming eventually at becoming an independent, public company shows more than just a premonition for future evolutions and shift of different powers in the social networks landscape.
Where the outwear industry will be in 10 years from now? Will new material science scrape from the map traditional fashion houses and high street boutiques, so to signal the End of Outwear? What will be the cultural and economic impact of those technologies, like the amazing clothing material developed by Oros -already working with NASA, with the commercialization of the specific product planned around 2022? (in video bellow Co-founder and CEO at Oros, Michael Markesbery in his live demonstration).
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#Person VS Brand
“The customer/viewer/subscriber should be able to create his/her own perspective” , declared U.S. “enfant terrible” - iconic fashion designer Alexander Wang in a conversation about Creative Content with ORDRE chairman Simon Lock. “Fashion campaigns have become irrelevant because magazines have become irrelevant” stated A. Wang, who already maximized his online presence and changed entirely the marketing strategy in his shows to a more client-centric environment.
#Technology enhances great storytelling
The survival struggle of a chimpanzee named David in a nature documentary staged like Sophocles’ Antigone? How can you replicate similar moments in an unscripted story and
engage tremendously huge audiences? A glimpse at Planet Earth (BBC Studios) secrets of Content, explained by award-winning creative director Mike Gunton (in picture bellow with Shalini Sharma) proves that none of this could be possible without the help of powerful, high-speed cameras.
#Analyze Culture #AI VS Cancer #DeepTech Money
“The Anti-ageing term is replenished inside Vogue magazine. In contemporary culture we don’t antagonize Ageing, we (need to) embrace it”, Karthic Bala, Condé Nast (in picture bellow).”AI will be the technology to cure Cancer in the future”, Brad Smith, Microsoft. ”The opportunity for financial returns in the 21st century becomes even, since billions of people will have the same experience and the same rewards. Blockchain is the perfect example of decentralized technology, the first mass-technology to be developed outside Silicon Valley”, Jalak Jobanputra, Future Perfect Ventures. “You can get your country out of Bitcoin but you cannot get Bitcoin outside your country”, Franklyn Richards, Litecoin Foundation.
Speed, innovation, digitalization. The 2020 retail business model seems to be a temple-like structure where sustainability has to be implemented in every stage of the process- claims Daniel Grieder, CEO at Tommy Hilfiger and PVH Europe, trusting the huge financial success of his gianormous business to the continuous investments of the company in virtual technology and digital support inside the points of sale and the brand’s headquarters. The sky is the limit and the company’s target is heading to a 10 billion global sales by 2020.
#Citizens VS Consumers #The Death of Clothing #Virtual Fashion
Clothing brands still get away with sweatshops and modern slavery, although legal framework is becoming much stricter i.e. Bangladesh refuses to raise country’s minimum wage, because the state is afraid of losing business. It is certainly the Death of Clothing (Not!) but the beginning of a new Age- not without repercussions though. Cutting costs by creating virtual platforms and new digital “touch and feel” experiences in the world of garments, definitely predicts the loss of traditional jobs in fashion retail and fashion design. In a cashless era, are we ready to move from store of value to actual transactions, within fashion retail also (and beyond that)?
Key People: The spokespersons who turned heads in the year’s WS18 with their statements, actions, profile, presence, knowledge, true wit and predominantly, their extraordinary outspokenness. Look out for these people in the following categories, the list of A4D-D4A absolute faves at Web Summit 2018:
Politician/Public figure: Ann Mettler, Head of Political Strategy Centre, European Commission.
Activist: Livia Firth, Founder and Creative at Eco-Age. Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge.
Entrepreneur: Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and President at Aquafil.
FinTech Investor: Yoni Assia, Founder, eToro.
Fashion Designer/Entrepreneur: Jill Layfield, Co-Founder and CEO at Tamara Mellon.
Strategist: Barry Wacksman, EVP, Global Strategy Office at R/GA.
Outstanding Journalism/Editing/Broadcasting: Isabel Hilton, Founder and Editor, Chinadialogue.net - Lauren Goode, Senior Writer, Wired - Alice-Azania Jarvis, Acting Deputy Editor, Elle UK - Susana Chaves, Journalist, Beauty Editor, www.beautyairlines.com
GET READY FOR THE LIST (OF STARTUPS, APPS, COMPANIES AND VENTURES), WE CHOSE FOR YOU, DIRECTLY FROM WEB SUMMIT 2018 EXHIBITION AREAS!!!A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM THE NEXT POST AND THE LIST!!!
STAY TUNED-STAY WELL💙
Monday, 22 October 2018
Design Mortals - Design Morals: The Restorative forces of Post-factual Architecture + Salone Satellite Moscow 2018 Winners.
Image above: an international competition entry, the 3-D model of a municipal Kindergarten Unit/ Multiplex construction, situated in Athens nothern suburbia, by award-winning architects Loopo Studio.
"Don't be sorry, just be happy". This could be the altered moto - according to the old Marvin Gaye song - of the New Architecture. The tactics of the 21st century urban planning seem to focus on the following principals: 1. Defend and protect 2. Restore and refurbish 3. Heal and amend. The hundreds of questions rising in the contemporary Post-disaster cityscape though, give away their fair share for some intense reflection over current issues, urgently seeking for long-term solutions:
1. When potential tsunamis will reach big coastal cities, what will be our "architectural reaction"?
2. Where parents could leave toddlers, when at work - where toddlers can leave parents for recreational activities between work hours?
3. Is there some space left for actual cemeteries or cremation is the only sustainable and affordable solution in the over-populated metropolises?
4. The Architecture of the Unexpected: should an optician's shop look and BE (like) a launderette?
5. Are the existing standards of eco-friendly residences truly adequate in Post-Factual urban circumstances?
6. Is Re-designing large-scale buildings for organizations, foundations, public services, factories, stadiums, museums and institutions really necessary? in a time where digital data and deep-learning data can be accessible in no (big) space-needing compartments?
7. Old buidings, wharfs and warehouses should be renovated, transformed or demolished? Is arhitectural Catharsis on the go?
8. Is Capsule Architecture relevant anymore?
9. Is current Exhibition design relevant anymore?
10. The enormous appetite for the Supreme and Ideal independant Residence, as opposed to the living model in the big capitals of the world today- can be really an attainable objective or it remains just an "architectural fancy" reserved for international competition proposals?
11. The 10% of the global population control the 85% of global wealth. How " to architect" in conditions of extreme poverty or serious income decline?
12. Architecture for the Platform: shall architecture in the Post-factual era build - not constructions- but Code?
(Photo bellow: Development of former cemetery by KAAF Studio Architects).
Salone Satellite Moscow Winners!!! Note down those names bellow:
The SaloneSatellite Moscow Award prizes have been awarded. All the
three winners will be invited at the upcoming SaloneSatellite to be
held in conjunction with Salone del Mobile.Milano, April 9th to 14th 2019.
ANNA STRUPINSKAIA, Russia
HAKO LIGHTING Light. Hako Lighting unites nature and technology.
They harmonize with each other creating a powerful object.
DINA AKKUBEKOVA, Russia
DNA Hanger. DNA is an homage to some iconic pieces while interpreting
them in a contemporary way.
IVAN BASOV, Russia
FLOWER Collection of Tables. Inspired by the petals of flowers these tables
play on visual integrity both within a single object and as a group.
ANDREY BUDKO, Russia
CARPET LIKE A RUSSIAN. A tribute to memory and childhood and an
invitation to solve the contradictions between new technologies and