September 02 — September 15

02/09 — 15/09

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Initiated in 2014, the CAPTCHA Design Festival will be taking place for the 6th time this September in Mannheim. The festival is organized by students of the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim. There will be four different workshops and a symposium about this year’s topic NOISE. The idea of this subject might be a bit blurry, maybe you immediately think of sounds or white noise, which is known from television. But there is so much more about this matter to be explored. We are looking forward to explore the different Perspectives and Creative Designs.

We have some very interesting and reputable artists and designers from different countries which will hold workshops and take part at the symposium. The results of the participants of our workshops will be presented in a final one-week exhibition.

Symposium

Every beginning is in need of information! So get ready for many interesting lectures given on the first day of the festival. This year’s topic and central questions will be discussed there. Our lecturers will show their work of Design and Art and shed light on the theoretical components of the topic NOISE.

Anja Kaiser & Rebecca Stephany
FUTUR_03
Nadine Kolodziey
Raman Djafari
Vera van de Seyp
Charlotte Rohde

02 09, 10 — 18 h
zeitraumexit
Hafenstr. 68
68159 Mannheim

Workshops

The Workshops are intended for up to 80 design students and will take place in the facilities of the zeitraumexit from the 2nd until 6th of September 2019. Our four guest designers, who represent a broad variety of fields will realize the topic NOISE in different ways. In each Workshop the participants and the Workshop Leaders will develop their own projects and work together experimentally.

Nadine Kolodziey Installation
Raman Djafari Animation
Vera van de Seyp Creative Coding
Charlotte Rohde Typography

03 09 — 06 09
zeitraumexit
Hafenstr. 68
68159 Mannheim

Exhibition

After the four days of workshops all results will be shown and celebrated in a closing exhibition for one week. The exhibition takes place at the Kunstverein Mannheim from the 7nd to the 15th of September.

Opening
06 09, 19 h
Mannheimer Kunstverein
Augustaanlage 58
68165 Mannheim

Guests 2019

Symposium Speakers

Anja Kaiser & Rebecca Stephany

Anja Kaiser, born in 1986 and based in Leipzig is focused on type and editorial design. Starting with her master thesis in 2011 »Sexed Realities — To Whom Do I Owe My Body?«, one of her main topics is gender equality and its relevance in every day life. Other topics of her are technology, subculture and their effect on our every day life.

Teaching as a professor for communication design at HFG Karlsruhe, Rebecca Stephany is a designer, researcher and artist. In her commissioned and autonomous projects, Stephany investigates in consciously undisciplined research instruments and visual articulations, which are fired by feminist social criticism. She works and lives in Berlin.

FUTUR_03

The journey of a year from past to present time. Who is F_03, what are they doing and why is it that nothing really matters. It’s pleasure to welcome our homeboys from Futur_03 to the CAPTCHA Designfestival symposium. They just founded their studio for visual identity, 3D Renderings and focus on an honest, clear design approach. And they made their way from our design department to the real-time work life.

Workshop teachers

Nadine Kolodziey

We are very excited to present our first workshop teacher Nadine Kolodziey. Nadine is a Berlin and Frankfurt based versatile graphic designer and illustrator, who also takes her work with installations into three-dimensional spaces. She is part of the collective studio HORT Berlin and founder of the After School Club Offenbach. Her work is used by clients like Google, Die Zeit and Page Magazin. Since 2018 she is also part of the Adobe Residency Program.

Workshop description
In this workshop, called „Camping Noises“ the participants will form groups to create experimental installations inside and around tents. You will be creating visual light-effects and mechanical sounds with different materials like styrofoam, wood or paper.

Raman Djafari

With his surrealistic figures and animations Raman Djafari is one of the most interesting current illustrators in germany. His unique style of bold colours and vibrant forms tries to show how we as individuals collectively experience the world. Raman is based in Hamburg and has been studying at HAW where he also has been giving lectures. His work can been found at cultural projects like music videos from @fjaak or the maine theme of this years @habitatfrestival design.

Workshop description
In the workshop „An embrace of uncertainty, ambiguity and fragility“ Raman will talk with you about how we reflect and constantly reiterate on our reality through images of the world. He will show some of his projects and how their trajectories, the process and thinking behind each one of them, has led to their various narratives. The workshop should function as an open laboratory where you can form an open discourse and work in animation and illustration akin to a visual essay.

Vera van de Seyp

She is a designer and creative coder with great interest in typography, languages and artificial intelligence. Currently based between Amsterdam and Antwerp, she develops collaborative projects, participates in various creative coding networks, and writes her thesis for the Master’s program Media Technology at the Leiden University. She is interested in creating her own digital tools and exploring new technologies.

Workshop description
During the workshop „Type Noise“ the participants will create animated typography using different types of noise with programming languages like Processing and P5.js. Any level of coding experience is welcome: a little experience is very handy but not required. In the end, all created typefaces are gathered on a specimen website.

Charlotte Rohde

She is a german type designer currently based in Amsterdam. Her work reaches from generating & publishing her own typefaces to exhibition design, developing and curating the @type club düsseldorf. She is also researching on how type can be used for embodying and shaping discourses within our society. Also she’s been part of design workshops like Saturday Type Fever at HfG Karlsruhe, and Antwerp Poster Festival.

Workshop description
This Workshop „Form Follows Feeling“ is about emotional Typedesign: Written language spells words, but also speaks a visual language. And what is tone to speech, is equal to type design in writing something. So what does a typeface say beyond the words it spells? Let’s make type drafts that communicate an emotionality.

Contact

Hochschule Mannheim
Fakultät für Gestaltung

Denys Hsu,
Niklas Winterfeld

hello@captcha-mannheim.de

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