EXD'11 now presents, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the outputs of the 12 projects selected by the jury among the entries from 22 Portuguese schools. The exhibition will engage viewers in a journey through the entire work process, which was develop throughout a 12-month mentoring programme assisted by the Action for Age coordinators. The opening is marked by the projection of the documentary directed by Rui Simões, which has followed closely the unfolding of the work process, preceded by a brief introductory conference. The goal is to assess the current status of the projects, where there future design professionals dealt with the many phases of project development, such as design, budgeting, management or monitoring of the implementation. An educational and formative approach to the design process, from the reflection around the original brief to the implementation stage, with all its inherent challenges.
Action for Age involves a total of 45 students from 5 teaching institutions (IPVC, UA, ESAD CR, FBAUL) that developed the work in five different locations: Viana do Castelo, Vale do Cávado, Aveiro, Caldas da Rainha, Lisbon. The exhibition of the outcomes also opens up new possibilities for other partners to join and support the continuity of these projects. A demonstration of design's potential as a driving force for social innovation, mediating efforts and strengthening ties between institutions, stakeholders and users on the ground.
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
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