The main objective of the program is to generate tangible prototypes and solutions along the theme of "DESIGN H(ij)ACK - When Art & Design Meet Public Space". Cross-disciplinary collaboration is a necessity, combined with strong knowledge integration from research, concepts, design, to execution, “DESIGN H(ij)ACK” encourages all participants to think differently, design efficiently, and work economically, mostly important: collectively. May it be a discarded chair, an abandoned Hutong space, or public infrastructure that is no longer functioning or valid, through "DESIGN H(ij)ACK" interventions are expected to become innovative inventions. Collaborative initiatives within architecture and public art will be emphasized. We will address different areas of design that manifest in new media technologies, social spaces and public art.
此计划的主要目标是催生并孵化一系列以物体和装置为基础的设计艺术原型作品来解答 “DESIGN H(ji)ACK——当艺术和设计遇上公共空间”这个议题。从研究、概念、设计到执行，计划本身旨在结合各领域的知识汇融，强调跨学科合作的必要性。“DESIGN H(ij)ACK”鼓励所有参与者用独特的方式去思考，有效的方式去设计，最重要的是以集体协作的方式共同实现目标。无论是废弃的椅子、被遗弃的胡同中的公共空间，或是不再具有功用的公共基础设施，通过“DESIGN H(ji)ACK”的介入式設計，使其轉变成创新的設計发明。再者，本计划将强调建筑和公共艺术的合作。期间我们将涉及以新媒体、社交空间和公共艺术为代表的不同设计领域
The course will be held from July 10th to August 21st, 2019.
Application deadline June 25th.
In this second edition of BHi5 Residence Program students of art, architecture, industrial design, and computer science are invited to apply.
List of mentors:
//Lulu Li (Founder of Interaction Design Collective Moujiti, Beijing, CN)
//Allesandro Rolandi (Artist / Curator / Writer Beijing, CN)
//Brendan Warford (Artist / Designer Founder of BHI5, Brooklyn, NY)
Participants taking part in the program will be provided seminars in parametric design using Grasshopper (tbd) and programming with Arduino, as well as Chinese language lessons (tbd).
At the end of the 6-week program, participants will have the opportunity to present and exhibit their works. During the residency participants will be living, eating, working and wandering together in a unique social cultural environment. This provides an extraordinary setting and encourages an experimental teaching and learning experience.