Design Transforms

Instituto Campana + Central Saint Martins, UAL + WantedDesign + Industry City

Uniting Brazil’s most revered design duo with London’s most famous arts university with New York’s best design fair in a shared mission for civic engagement with Industry City and Sunset Park residents.

Design Transforms is an opportunity to co-create a live making space to transform participants’ experience of design, production and connections to place.

Design Transforms features an open factory of making and collaboration led by Humberto Campana and specialists from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, to co-produce objects and a permanent installation at Industry City in Brooklyn.

This unique collaboration marks the 35th anniversary of the Campana Brothers’ design studio and the 10th anniversary of the Instituto Campana, highlighting the brothers’ outstanding work using design as a means of social transformation. In tribute, Central Saint Martins’ Product, Ceramic & Industrial Design Programme is producing an open factory of making along with Humberto Campana for visitors to WantedDesign NYC, Brooklyn 16th – 20th May 2019.

Design Transforms at WantedDesign NYC, will be accompanied by talks, workshops and celebrations.
Humberto Campana is the IC Design Festival by WantedDesign 2019 Honoree Guest.

Thursday 16th May, 6:00 – 7:30 

Panel Discussion: Design Transforms: Humberto Campana and 10 years of Instituto Campana, moderated by Nick Rhodes, Central Saint Martins, UAL

Humberto Campana will present Instituto Campana, sharing 10 years of Instituto Campana initiatives and exploring design and public engagement. Followed by a panel session on the lessons can we learn about design’s capacity to transform people, places and things.

Panellists: Humberto Campana, Christina De León, Carolina Rubio-MacWright and Central Saint Martins’ Duncan Hooson. Christina De León is the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s Associate Curator of Latino Design and Carolina is an artist and immigration lawyer activist fighting for immigrant and humanitarian rights, who uses ceramic making as a means of mixing unlikely communities together. Duncan Hooson is co-director of Clayground Collective, an arts educational organisation committed to public engagement and skills sharing around ceramics.

Building 2 – Landing Annex

Thursday 16th May 2:00-4:00pm
Friday 17th May 2:00-4:00pm

Transform Design with Humberto Campana
Come and join a live ceramics making workshop led by Instituto Campana’s Humberto Campana

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