Are you interested in a creative career?
Lockdown life has meant living in a completely different way for many people across the globe. Lockdown boredom might have acted as a catalyst for the most significant period of creativity in our history. We have seen the rise of upcycling in lockdown from using old clothes to form new facemasks to people creating works of art with their newfound time. Maybe silence is a catalyst for creativity.
Creatives often craft their career from their desire to create, to invent and to design. The real designer is the one who draws inspiration from everything around them. So, we must learn to look at everyday objects differently. Is a pillow just a pillow? How can I turn an old pair of jeans into something new? Is it possible for two unrelated objects to become one? Posing such questions leads to a limitless pool of answers.
In this programme, students will find
Content relevant for a career in the creative industries and three events led by IED – a world-renowned institute.
Event 1 – The world of Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), its network, and potential – 60 minutes
IED operates across the world of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual arts and communication offering students the chance to study a range of short courses, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in an international environment. IED has campuses across the world including Milan, Barcelona, Cagliari, Florence, Madrid, Rio De Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo, Turin, Venice, and Accademia A. Galli Como.
Monday 6th July 4pm – 5pm
Event 2 – Impossible Objects: Open your mind to what is possible
A 90-minute interactive workshop focused on developing creativity and functionality through the redesign of everyday objects.
This workshop is led by Professor Giovanni Ottonello who is the Art Director at IED. Some of his collaborations include Accademia Della Scala, Confindustria Macerata, Italian Cultural Institutes in Moscow, Bogotà, Saint Petersburg and Munich, Dante Alighieri Association in Nuremberg, Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi (Georgia), FAD School in Pune (India), Ural Federal University of Architecture in Ekaterinburg (Russia). He is an established expert in the field of creativity; international speaking is second nature to Giovanni.
“This workshop has opened my mind to what is creativity and the thinking behind creativity and design” – Student in November 2019
A workshop not to be missed!
Thursday 9th July 4pm – 5:30pm
Event 3 – How to prepare your portfolio
For students interested in applying to IED we are holding a bespoke workshop on how to prepare a portfolio for Istituto Europeo di Design led by Professor Giovanni Ottonello.
Wednesday 15th July 4pm
This is a free programme of events and activities for students aged 16 and above who are interested in a career in the creative industries led by The Istituto Europeo di Design and qualified Careers Adviser Antony Adams.