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Launch of the book VORMAT

Book presentation  /  19 Jan 2012  -  19 Feb 2012
Published: 19.01.2012
St Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp
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(...) VORMAT aims to explore how the use of joining techniques and materials from unrelated domains can lead to new (and innovative) design. Working within the VORMAT guidelines, the bachelor and master students of the Jewellery Design | Silversmithing Department created a series of exceptional ornaments and objects which establish unexpected connections between similar and/or different materials. (...)
The academic bachelor-master course of theJewellery Design | Silversmithing department of St Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp has a long tradition in the fields of innovation and experimentation. In late 2007, the researchproject VORMATwas launched, which involved both students and teachers, as well as experts in the field. 

VORMAT aims to explore how the use of joining techniques and materials from unrelated domains can lead to new (and innovative) design. Working within the VORMAT guidelines, the bachelor and master students of the Jewellery Design | Silversmithing Department created a series of exceptional ornaments and objects which establish unexpected connections between similar and/or different materials. Subsequently, in December 2009, seven guest curators from the artistic and academic world were given a preview of the show. They were asked to choose two works from the VORMAT collection and to link them to a third object which was related to their own research field. In this way, the technical aspect of the “connections” topic was broadened to include the mental associations of different research fields.

The result of this research experiment is collected in the following volume "VORMAT, A concise account of connections through form and material.", which is the fruit of a collaboration between VORMAT and the publication platform Monitor Memex. 

This project was made possible with the support of St Lucas University College of Art & Design Antwerp and the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool.

Remarks

VORMAT, A concise account of connections through form and material.
© 2011 | St Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp and the authors
ISBN 978-90-79488-93-3 

13 Euro + shipping costs

Order publication on www.vormat.be  or www.monitor-memex.org
all the articles as well as a time-frame of our researchproject, can be found on www.vormat.be 
Cover of the book.
Cover of the book

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