The Self Design Academy

The Self Design Academy

From self-malleability and self-realisation to selfcare and self-reliance, a good life seems to begin and end with a well-functioning self. A flourishing self-help industry is more than happy to assist us with books, workshops, courses and inspirational quotes. At the same time, our existence is determined by hyperrealities like climate change, mass migration, big data, and now a pandemic, that we as individuals can’t comprehend, leave alone influence. But can we at least try to understand our self? Can we start at a small level, with the I?

Self Design turns design practice inwards and takes a…

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From self-malleability and self-realisation to selfcare and self-reliance, a good life seems to begin and end with a well-functioning self. A flourishing self-help industry is more than happy to assist us with books, workshops, courses and inspirational quotes. At the same time, our existence is determined by hyperrealities like climate change, mass migration, big data, and now a pandemic, that we as individuals can’t comprehend, leave alone influence. But can we at least try to understand our self? Can we start at a small level, with the I?

Self Design turns design practice inwards and takes a look at the self beyond the selfie culture. How can/shall/should we re-design our selves in view of the inescapable and drastically changing realities we live in. How can design processes help to develop alternative ways of being, in relation to the other(s)?

The Self Design Academy will explore these questions in a close collaborations between artists, designers and the audience. To integrate the real and virtual self as closely as possible, each work will be presented in real life in the Self Design Academy Space at MU and online at the Self Design Academy Site. Closely linked to the off- and online Academy, we will develop a Self Design Academy Share programme of webinars, workshops and talks, which can be followed at MU and on the site as well.

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Contact

Address:
MU Hybrid Art House
Torenallee 40 -06
5617 BD Eindhoven
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Location

When

  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until November 22nd, 2020from 10:00 to 18:00
  • every Saturday until November 22nd, 2020from 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Sunday until November 22nd, 2020from 13:00 to 17:00