Get to know many exciting, local designers and their working methods during studio visits and experience the city intensively. Generate and design a subjective, collective „atlas” featuring your Berlin encounters and the places you find most intriguing. This will serve as a future resource — or be passed on to your friends.
We will organize short studio meetings in small groups. We will contact many studios in advance to set up meetings: Dinamo Typefaces, Yukiko, Pandan, Stahl R, Grilli Type, Bus Group, Stan Hema, etc. Discussing the working methods and environments of designers in a different cultural context will broaden your horizon and might be leading to a new perspective on your work prospects.
The way you will document and edit these meetings and the places you experience should be understood by you as an experiment. We will create a collective “atlas” of your encounters and findings.
Structure and contents
To start, we will discuss our approach. Get to know new people and places, formulate questions, discuss relevant topics and document the meetings and activities during this week. The result of this week can take the form of a jointly designed publication or a map—or can be interpreted by you in a completely unique way.
After graduating from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Serge Rompza founded the Berlin and Oslo-based design studio NODE together with Anders Hofgaard in 2003.
Since its inception, the studio has worked primarily in the cultural and academic fields. Key projects include collaborations with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Program for Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) at MIT, Cambridge.
Serge has taught at various art and design academies such as Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, University of the Arts Bremen, Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Estonian Academy of the Arts Tallinn (EKA), The Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT, Elisava Barcelona.