On May 28th at 18:00 a meeting with German designer Benedikt Groß will be held in Gallery OкNo, where he will share on his projects, on computational and speculative design, as well as on why modern designers need programming.
Benedikt Groß is a German designer and programmer, Professor at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, and Director of Design at moovel lab.
The next day, May 29th at 10.00 Benedikt Groß will hold a master class at SUSU called Generative Design Workshop with Pen and Paper, at which the attendees all together and literally with their own hands will be creating works on pieces of paper using design algorithms, and will also develop their own algorithms.
As Benedikt claims on his web-site, he is “an antidisciplinary designer, working at the intersection of people, their data, technology and environments somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle of data, speculative and computational design.”
The Aerial Bold: the Alphabet from the Sky Project was created by Benedikt Groß and Joey Lee in 2016.
Aerial Bold is a typeface, the letters of which are shaped by buildings, rivers, roads, trees, and lakes taken from the Earth’s satellite images, using a special program — an automatic classifier of letters’ images. The project uses letters found in the images to stress the increasing role of artists and designers as active data producers. The authors call their project “a culmination in the interaction between artists, designers and scientists illuminating the process of comparing things which are in plain sight but invisible to us”.
More information on the lecture, workshop and other events in the social networks below.
The exhibition will be open for visitors May 24th through June 2nd of 2018.
Entry — Pay What You Want
Open hours: Monday — Friday, 15:00–19:00; Saturday, 14:00–18:00.
Gallery address: 79А Sony Krivoy St. (entrance through The Mannequin Theatre Studio) – Bus Station SUSU