Mastertalk || The Future of Design Education
Erwin Slegers is a future education pioneer, course leader of Graphic Design, Image and Media Technology, leader of International Relations at the School of Media of HKU – University of the Arts Utrecht, and an independent film maker and designer. He has a full time job as a pioneer in future design education. Slegers recently received his Master of Arts degree and made a short documentary about the changing landscape of design and future of graphic design education, called ‘The New Design Landscape’.
In recent years, he organised various exhibitions, publications and symposia in collaboration with students and various clients, such as Bevrijdingspop Haarlem, UNESCO, Make a Forest, Graphic Happiness (Museum Hilversum), The One Minutes (Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam) and an annual exhibition at the Academy Gallery AG.
In 2013/2014, Slegers organized the exhibition ‘Graphic Happiness’ which toured in 5 cities in China. The exhibition was hosted by more than 40 Dutch designers in collaboration with Museum Hilversum. Slegers’ aim was to present and promote Dutch Design and Dutch Art Education as a source of inspiration for China.
Regarding The One Minutes, he released several City One Minutes portraits, representing 24 hours in 24 minutes of New Delhi and Singapore. Both portraits were exhibited during the World Expo Shanghai 2010 and Noorderlicht 2011 in Groningen.
Professor Slegers will discuss the trajectory and future of graphic design and the prospects of arts and design education in Netherlands and India.
Master Talk highlights include
– Dutch Design history, growth and meaning
– How Art and Design Education are connected
– Creating a future plan for education and a new design language
– Development of new art educational strategies
Whether you are a design professional, educator, student or enthusiast, this workshop is surely a must!