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Workshop in Helsinki, Sept 16: How to co-design an Open Design community

Pixelache workshop: How to co-design an Open Design community (Helsinki, Finland)

Massimo Menichinelli has been invited by Pixelache to host a workshop about how to organize an Open Design community with a collaborative process. The workshop will take place next September in Helsinki (Finland).

Pixelache Helsinki is a multi-disciplinary platform for developing and presenting experimental art, design and research projects. Amongst Pixelache's fields of interest are: experimental interaction and electronics; grassroot organising and networks; politics and economics of media/technology; VJ culture and audiovisual performances; media literacy and engaging environmental issues. You can read more about Pixelache here.
The workshop will be part of Pixelversity, the outreach & education programme of Pixelache Helsinki scene around the year.

The lectures and the workshop will cover these issues:

  • What is Open Design and how is it changing design?
  • How can we organize an Open Design community?
  • Which are the technologies (software and manufacturing) that enable Open Design?
  • Which are the markets and the business models for Open Design?

Date: Friday – Saturday 16-17 + 23-24.9.2011
Open Lectures (evening):

  1. 16.9.2011 Open (P2P) Design
  2. 23.9.2011 Business models for Open Design

17.9.2011 and 24.9.2011 (full day)

There is room for 20-30 participants, so please register before 1st of September 2011, and a notification of acceptance will be given on 7th of September 2011. Please send an e-mail to info@openp2pdesign.org with these information:

  • Name
  • Place
  • Short bio (200 words)
  • Motivations / proposal for projects and communities to study (300 words)
  • Operating System (you should bring your own laptop and we can help you with the software)

Materials: bring your own laptop!
Fee: Free for the Open Lectures, 50 € for the workshop
Where: Pixelache Office, Kaapelitehdas/Cable Factory
Map: Tallberginkatu 1 C 23 (4. Kerros/Floor), Helsinki. Address on Google Maps here.

For further details see here:

And there's also an event page in Facebook:

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