In recent decades, we have witnessed the booming trend of interdisciplinary approach, not only in academia, but also in the domain of design. Designers’ working field is no longer restricted to traditional workshop, and their concept of creation is liberated from the mindset of single profession.
In the project WorkScape Theatre, Studio Makkink & Bey (founded by Rianne Makkink & Jurgen Bey) intends to explore the possibility of future working landscape in a theatrical setting through collage. Adopting the traditional bamboo scaffolding techniques, Studio Makkink & Bey will create a temporary stage with three workspace, which represent different domestic environments. Master’s alumni of Design Academy Eindhoven will be invited to play with local materials and reconstruct a theatrical working scenery on the temporary stage.
Dan Adlešič (SLOVENIA), graduated from the department of Contextual Design, explores the aesthetics of interface components such as buttons, plugs, and cables. His works, including a range of playful apparatuses, usually create an environment that is between reality and fiction.
Echo Yang (TAIWAN), graduated from the department of Information Design, applies the approach of generative design to an analogue world. She uses obsolete machines like hand-powered alarm clock, walkman, and mechanical toys to make drawings, as a way to reveal the internal algorithms of these existent objects.
Fiona du Mesnildot (FRANCE) , graduated from the department of Social Design, compares the society to a theatre structure, and develops a design methodology on the basis of theatrical elements. She questions our social norms, and her works re-script, re-stage and re-act the spectacle of our everyday life in a disruptive way.
Architect Xian Zheng (CHINA) and Designer Hsiang-Ching Chuang (TAIWAN) will capture and reinterpret the dynamic happenings in this space with drawing.
With their inter-disciplinary creation and the Dust Furniture from Studio Makkink & Bey, it is hoped that designers can take advantage of their expertise to come up with ‘lively working play’ right in this occasion.