Sobole, Poland


when 17 July 2023 - 22 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 333

The Design Summer School '23 theme FLOW is aimed to explore nature’s cycles, heighten our awareness and draw our attention to the tension between restriction and freedom, stagnation and activation, collapse and succession. During the three workshop weeks, the theme will be unpacked through an interdisciplinary teamwork method blending architecture, psychology, anthropology, technology, design, art, dance and performance.

The second FLOW workshop led by Lia and Jan, will be dedicated to METABOLISM with special attention to natural rhythms, recline and regrowth, comings and goings, day and night — ebb and flow. This week evolves around observation and immersion in nature thinking about moments of the day, recurring patterns, restoring balance and how we are all a part of a greater whole. Works by land artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, and writers will inspire our creative work, along with deep curiosity about nature itself.

Course leader

Lia Forslund & Jan Gronkiewicz

Target group

designers, artists, art & design students, creatives, architects

Course aim

Facing the challenges of the contemporary world, we need a shift in education towards a holistic outlook and interdisciplinary work, where creativity and well-being are fostered and integrated, while being empowered by cooperation. Design Summer School is all about interdisciplinary teamwork, stimulating conceptual and experimental design processes to conceive projects and build prototypes. So much creative fun in one week! Design Summer School gives you the unique opportunity of working hands-on supported by cutting-edge technology, immersed in the peaceful and inspiring nature of the DesignNature campus in Sobole. We invite you to join a wide scope of activities, enhancing the sense of community and allowing for an all-embracing personal development.

Fee info

EUR 333: All the selected participants will be eligible for the sponsored scholarship covering tuition and materials, which means you only pay for room and board: 333 euro / 1490 zł
The price includes: 5 day stay at the DesignNature campus / 3 vegetarian meals a day / unlimited access to nature