October 23 – 24, 2014 Cracow, Poland
Hosted by Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow
International Conference under the umbrella of Cumulus to celebrate the 50 years of the Faculty of Industrial Design.
When the Faculty of Industrial Design was set up in the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in 1964, it was the first place in Poland where design could be studied. Today, candidates for designers can choose from around 25 design schools operating in Polish academies of fine art, universities, technical universities, and higher schools of pedagogics, humanities and vocational subjects. Today’s students will shape the image of tomorrow’s world: in all the varied aspects which design covers with its scope. What has changed in the last 50 years, what is most important today, and what will be important tomorrow?
Contemporary design ever more often does not focus on designing products, joining the discussion of the further prospects for using natural resources, solving civic and social problems, and managing information and interpersonal communication. The traditional divisions into industrial design, visual communication, fashion, and interior design frequently blur, and the students embark on interdisciplinary subjects. We invite you to a discussion concerning the education of designers in Poland and abroad in the face of challenges of contemporary design.
The conference included:
– Presentations of conference papers by Polish and international speakers
– An exhibition of Polish industrial designers
– A student works exhibition
– A poster session
– A gala dinner