MaDe – Material Designers

Form/Design Center is one of nine partners in the international project MaDe who wants to highlight the innovative power of material-driven design. The project is run by the organizations Elisava, Ma-tt-er and Politecnico di Milano and is funded by Creative Europe.

MaDe is a competition, event series and platform devoted to realizing the positive impact material designers can have across all creative sectors.

Material Designers are agents of change. They can design, redesign, reform, reuse and redefine materials giving them an entirely new purpose. Increasing the potential of materials they can go on to research, advise, educate and communicate what materials are and can be in the immediate, near and far future. These actions have the ability to implement positive social, economical, political and environmental change across al sectors, towards a more responsibly designed future.

Throughout 2019 MaDe will be hosting six workshops in three major cities. Two in Milan, two in Barcelona and two in London, including a total of 120 participants. A shortlist of eighteen finalists will have the unique opportunity to be exhibited in some of the most world renowned design weeks and design festivals; Milan Design Week, Barcelona Design Week and London Design Festival in the year 2020. Three of the eighteen shortlisted participants will be awarded the opportunity to undertake a three month material design paid placement within the industry to kickstart their careers as agents of change; MaDe (Material Designers).

Within the framework of the project, Form/Design Center is a partner for a workshop that will be carried out at the London Design Museum 16–20 September 2019. 10 designers from the region will be able to participate in the workshop through an open call later this spring.

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