Mood for Wood are international workshops aimed for students of design degrees interested in actual project realisation. So far 7 international editions of the project have taken place, with participation of the joint number of 305 students from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. During the workshops, students, with the help of recognised architects and designers from all over world and experienced carpenters, will independently create urban furniture for selected locations and users.
Design teams will work on a specific location, meet with users of the space and get to know their needs in order tackle issues related to the particular place. The workshops are accompanied by additional events: debates, architecture walks, film screenings, and lectures. So far, architects and designers from all over Europe who shared their experience with the participants include Snohetta, TOPOTEK 1, Hello Wood, Zdenek Franek, artist Iza Rutkowska, Begona de Abajo Castrillo (RAW/De Abajo Garcia) or Hiroshi Kato.
This year we are planning not one but two editions of the Mood for wood workshops. Main edition will be held at the end of July in Poznań, students from Poland, Germany and Latvia will design and build furnitures for the picturesque Łęgi Dembińskie, under a common slogan of INTO THE WILD. The edition will focus on the wild nature of ponds in Dębno. Their undiscovered shores are a unique place to commune with nature, the intact tissue of which has a positive effect on the well-being of the inhabitants. Their unique nature – wild nature closed in the center of the metropolis, is also one of the most popular places for amateurs of fishing and ornithology. Projects created under the supervision of tutors will accompany nature monuments and will provide care and protection for the houses of plants and animals inhabiting the area, as well as for recreation and ecological education. The designed furniture will create a space for everyone to break out of everyday life INTO THE WILD.
Edition of the workshop in Poznań is possible thanks to financial support from the Polish-German youth cooperation, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and the City of Poznań.
Second edition of the workshop for students from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary in planned for the end of the August in Wrocław. More information about the Wrocław edition will be reveald at the beggining of May.