“Know-How Show-How – An International Academy for Creative Thinking and Design Processes”, a project by the Know-How Foundation, explores the role of design and art as a means of cultural and social transformation. The project will take place in the summers of 2018 and 2019 and will place an emphasis on topical subjects that relate to the identity of locations and their resources.
From the Kyuchuk to Paris (2-7 July 2018)
This year’s edition will take place under the rubric “From the Kyuchuk to Paris”, a collaborative study in search of a more harmonious, social and ecological environment for the community. The main location will be the Trakia – Plovdiv – 2008 community centre, in Plovdiv's Kyuchuk Paris quarter.
On the programme’s agenda are on-site talks with producers and residents of Kyuchuk Paris. Data and stories will be collected relating to their skills and knowledge about the machines and materials they use. Attention will be directed to untapped residual materials from production processes. The collected information will be the starting point in the development of new design solutions – starting with a front door sign for the community centre crafted out of waste-material sourced from a nearby workshop, an information transmission device, flexible furniture, or a decorative wall.
The workshop will be led by the Dutch spatial designer and architect Elmo Vermjas and product designers from the Bulgarian Tuhla Studio: Rostislav Dimitrov, Vladimir Kirchev and Zahari Radev.