Open Set is an International design event with the head-quarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It provides a high-quality program, including symposiums and workshops that identifies the latest developments in design, emphasizes its relations with the urgent social and political debates, and also promotes cooperation with other cultural disciplines and sectors.
seoul, south korea
Open Set was initiated 4 years ago and since then has been situated in the Netherlands. In 2016, with the gathered effort of international partners, the first edition of Open Set abroad will take place in Seoul, South Korea in the last two weeks of February. The theme of this edition is 'Memories of the Future'.
This program will be the first of the two events of 2016, continuing in summer with the already established edition in Rotterdam. Each of the programs introduces a unique set of tutors and speakers, while still remaining connected by the annual theme of research.
Click here to read more about the deadlines and application.
rotterdam, the netherlands
summer 2016, to be announced...
Open Set Dutch Design Summer School is a two weeks program, which consists of workshops, symposiums, film-screenings and studio visits. Since 2014 the program is hosted by the institutions forming Kunstblock (Showroom MAMA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, TENT, WORM, V2_Institute) in the cultural center of Rotterdam.
Open Set is addressed to international designers practicing in the broad range of creative industry sectors, and also to artists and researchers while remaining still open for non-designers, who are interested in the research subject and can contribute from the perspective of other professional sectors.
Open Set is an internationally recognized Dutch event which established an outstanding reputation in means of subjects of introspection, program and organization, and therefore attracts the involvement of leading designers and artists as well as young ambitious cultural activists.
Click here to read more about the past 2015 edition.