MEDS - Meetings of Design StudentsBy
Aug. 7, 2011 - Aug. 19, 2011
MEDS – Meetings of Design Students - was founded in 2010 by students from different countries and different areas of design. It was created with the aim to join all design disciplines together, such as architecture, interior design, industrial design and graphic design.
Design is all around us and everything man-made was designed, MEDS focuses everything on design. Design makes ideas tangible, it takes abstract thoughts and inspirations and makes something concrete.
The idea behind MEDS is to share knowledge about design; to learn the design process, from small objects to large projects; to share experiences; to improve creativity, abilities and communication between students from many design disciplines. Different people, different cultures, different languages and different design disciplines will be joined in one place, to form new and fresh ideas.
MEDS is organised each year in different country, with the aim to spread this idea all over Europe. The team consist of students which want to represent their contry in a MEDS team. They send a proposal to the founder of the organization. Once the proposal is approved, they can start with organization of the event. The team decides about the subject, plocation of the workshop, program, conference, etc...
Each student can apply as an tutor. Tutor has to make a project based on selected theme and send it till specifed date. MEDS team will choose best ideas and announce them as winning projects. Tutor’s obligation is to make a presentation of his project and represent it at conference on the begining of workshop. Participant will be separated in groups, 15 students per project. Tutor is the leader of the group, but he has to be opened for other ideas and improvement. Main aim of the workshop is group working, improving, redisegning and developing the project.
At the end of the workshop each group has to make a short presentation about their project, from the principal idea to the final result. Presentations are public, with open debate afterwards. When the workshop is finished, the location for the next event will be announced.