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hello designer tour

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HELLO DESIGNER TOUR is taking off!

whaaat?
a de-central design festival.
in our euregio.
made by all of us.
by accessories-, communications-, face-redesigners, fashion-, food-, graphic-, product-, jewelry-, furniture-, lighting-, interieur-, print-, shoe-, social-, web-, tattoo-, streetart-, web-, …. -designers…
for colleagues and normal people.
why?
to show the design that happens every day.
where we all work and design every day.
to form our regional identity.
to meet and make new friends in aachen, liège, maastricht, heerlen, eupen, hasselt, genk, sittard, herzogenrath, mönchengladbach, stolberg,… .

one month?
yes, from 1 to 31 october.
this way we all can plan and explore more freely.
for example: if i open my studio to the public for a design workshop on 12 & 13 october, i still have 29 days left to go to maastricht, liège, eupen, heerlen, genk … and check out all of those things that you guys are planning for october.

how does it work?
1 ///
plan an event. or two. or three. or a week. in october. alone or with a friend. or two. or three.
2 ///
go to facebook
enter your event(s) with date & address, in english (at least try it :-), add a nice headline teaser, and a short summary in english. also write about a few details: if you ask people to sign up for your event or want them to pay for material costs etc.
we will prepare photoshop-files and jpgs and all, so we can all easily integrate the sponsor logos and hello designer tour logo into our social media campaigns, facebook-events etc.
connect with www.facebook.com/HelloDesignerTour
3 ///
p ut it on our hellodesignertour.eu platform with calender & map
there will be an import-event-from-facebook-button inside your login-area soon. so it’s a good idea to create the fb-event first, and then import it into the hello designer tour platform.
we do the press work .
4 ///
spread your event(s) via your social media networks
#hellodesignertour
all our networks combined will be an avalanche ❤

a few event examples:
/// open your tattoo workshop for two hours. so people can come and watch your favorite tattoo model getting inked.
/// a glass of champagne & fashion on real models in your fashion design workplace.
/// social design: invite people to come with you and save food that supermarkets throw into the garbage, let people hop into your car with you for this unusual experience.
/// a designed dinner, where you do food design from saved food.
/// a designer networking dinner, where you cook together with your guests and colleagues.
/// throw a party in your workplace with a DJ-friend.
/// invite interior design students to your bathroom design store and have a round table discussion with them on how bathroom design and and working with real customers really works. let them prepare a few questions beforehand to get the discussion started, and then tell them stories from real life. the stuff that professors don’t teach them at university. they will be excited.
/// give a guided tour to your best graffitis.
/// transform your sweatshop into a weekend design camp. invite people to bring sleeping bags and develop a thingy to soothe dementia patients.
the hello designer tour team.
we’re a small gang of self-employed creatives: chantal (communications designer)
chantal.rexhausen@hellodesignertour.eu, fabian (product / social designer)
fabian.seibert@hellodesignertour.eu and jan (programmer) nerd@hellodesignertour.eu.
we’re all from the designmetropole aachen network.
so this thing is totally bottom-up ↥. with support from the province of north-rhine-westfalia ↧.
and with great support from the CHE embassies and CHE creative hub euregio, KAM3
agency, reciprocities design biennal liège, smart.be, walloniedesign, comptoir des
ressources creatives liège, fashionclash maastricht, the artist and the others & common
knowledge maastricht, designmetropole aachen, betawerk heerlen, continium & design cube
kerkrade, DG eupen, mode museum hasselt, WFMG mönchengladbach, etc.

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3D-printing night

3D-printing for everyone.
An open night in cooperation with us (designmetropole aachen) and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences’ Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics Department.
To make the idea of 3D-printing easily accessible to the general public, hands-on.

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new teaching assignment

at Rhein-Waal University. ‘Intervention design’ for multimedia engineering students. Product and sercive concept development, and secretly a language course ‘engineer – designer’.

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a speech at DMY berlin

‘from guerilla marketing to world domination’
designmetropole aachen speaking at DMY on the open stage 18:30h berlin tempelhof 

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SURFACE CLASH project 2nd edition

For FH Aachen’s engineering department and design academy maastricht’s jewelry design department.
Students of these two studies learn to speak two entirely different kinds of language. One searches for the single optimum technical solution while the other has to convince you why one very personal choice out of a million is indeed good.
3D-printing and rapid prototyping pose and excellent playground for both kinds of students be thrown into one-on-one teams.
The stepped surface of an object coming out of a maker bot is something engineers think should be eliminated in the future. Designers on the other hand might find this kind of sparkly flip-flop surface structure inspiring and that these ‘deficiencies’ can be used as a basis for a form, a surface or an object e.g. a piece of jewelry.
Working on the designs from both perspectives could hone the students’ ‘intercultural’ communication skills for working successfully and optimistically in interdisciplinary industry product development teams the sometime in their future after university.

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SURFACE CLASH PROJECT #1

I am developing a new project for FH Aachen’s engineering department and design academy maastricht’s jewelry design department.
Students of these two studies learn to speak two entirely different kinds of language. One searches for the single optimum technical solution while the other has to convince you why one very personal choice out of a million is indeed good.
3D-printing and rapid prototyping pose and excellent playground for both kinds of students be thrown into one-on-one teams.
The stepped surface of an object coming out of a maker bot is something engineers think should be eliminated in the future. Designers on the other hand might find this kind of sparkly flip-flop surface structure inspiring and that these ‘deficiencies’ can be used as a basis for a form, a surface or an object e.g. a piece of jewelry.
Working on the designs from both perspectives could hone the students’ ‘intercultural’ communication skills for working successfully and optimistically in interdisciplinary industry product development teams the sometime in their future after university.
The name for this project will be ‘SURFACE CLASH’ and it is starting now 🙂

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TEACHING AT FH AACHEN MASCHINENBAU

MARCH ARPIL MAY JUNE 2012.
Industrial Design. Me and Patricia Graf and Sascha Bogner give a bunch of engineering master students a series of lectures and workshops to enhance their interdispiplinary skills, give them the experience of the difficulties of designing and arguing an emotional solution. They rock!

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in one piece

Last night I was invited to participate in this cool networking event. Invitees are asked to present themselves with one piece, hence the name. I showed my SUICIDE BRACELET. Open to the interested public. A great evening. We decided to bring the event to Aachen soon!

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blind date 2, event for matching people

IT WORKS. Our second event to connect creatives with industrialists, researchers, politicians and people from public administration was a great success.
Here are some impressions of participants awaiting the event and the actual speed dating in pitch dark:

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blind date – an event concept for matching people

Lately me and Patricia of designmetropole aachen have been busy developing a concept for Gründerzentrum Kulturwirtschaft: A series of events to match creatives with industrials, researchers and public authorities.
In pitch dark.
No status symbols, no powerplay gestures. Just your voice. Direct. Personal. And listen well!
We believe in sympathetic interpersonal contacts. They last longer and are more profound than pure target oriented biz meets.

Tonight’s the night for blind date #1. Here’s a first impression:

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PECHA KUCHA Maastricht visits Aachen

Patricia Graf and me of designmetropole aachen are organizing the first PechaKucha Night ever here in Aachen. Together with PechaKucha Maastricht and Wirtschaftsförderung Aachen.
Me and Patricia will also be the show hosts.

20 slides x 20 seconds each.
20 JUNE 2011.
20:20h.
SPACE Ludwig Forum.
13 speakers. 13 projects and visions on culture and creativity.

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