Everyday struggles with air pollution, heatwaves, and insufficient amount of greenery cause the few and far in between green spaces to become the last oasis for the urban wildlife. This year’s edition will focus on the wildlife of Poznan’s Dębina ponds. The unexplored ponds are unique places to immerse oneself in nature, and their unspoilt wildlife positively affects the well-being of residents. The unique character of wild nature enclosed in the centre of the metropolis encourages both walking and picnicking, but is also one of the favourite places for anglers and birders. The Into the Wild edition is organised with all users in mind. In order to enrich the space of the Dębina ponds, students from Poland, Germany and Latvia will design urban furniture which will bridge the gap between the wild world of nature and the urban culture. Created under the guidance of tutors, the projects will compliment the natural monuments and provide care and protection to the habitats of plants and animals found in the area, as well as serve the purpose of recreation and environmental education. The designed furniture will create a space for everyone to break out of the everyday city life and enter into the wild.
Between 22nd July and 1st August (first and last day are for transportation)
During eleven days you’ll be focused on group design work, interesting lectures, sightseeing and many more attractions! Your task will be to design and produce wooden city furniture under the supervision of five international groups of tutors for specific urban related localization in Poznań.
Students of Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design and more from Poland, Germany and Latvia.
How we do it:
Workshop fee: 150 euro / 650 złotych
The price of workshop includes:
-Accommodation in Poznań (22.07-01.08.2021)
-Full board (breakfast, lunch, supper)
-Transportation to and from Poznań (students from Poland- public transport from any location in the country, students from Germany- public transport from Berlin, Cottbus, Dresden, Hamburg, or Hannover, students from Latvia- public transport from Riga)
-Public transport in Poznań
-Health and Safety training – ending with a certificate
-Materials to use during workshops (paper, pens, wood, tools etc.)
-A set of gadgets with the Mood for Wood logo