This year you have an opportunity to take part in a workshop by the University of the Arts London with the partnership of the British Council.
Since 2015, Modual has been engaging the University of the Arts London’s students and creating positive changes through their creative projects. This year the university is opening the workshop to anyone anywhere around the world.
Over two weeks in July 2020 participants will imagine, develop and pitch creative projects for positive change, focusing on the climate change and a post-COVID world. Final projects will be unveiled in a pitch event to academia, investors and the general public.
Modual aims to support creatives at the beginning of their careers, or those looking to develop their creative skills and is ready for new challenges. The workshop combines both taught elements and self-guided designing and making.
You will learn and put in practice key principles around design thinking, agile practice and a lean start-up methodology, do exercises that will help you to identify your creative passion and goal, find like-minded people to collaborate with. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to making, prototyping and testing ideas. You will work in cross-disciplinary team with mentorship from Studio Moross, Blast Theory, Extinction Rebellion, Design Manchester, Modual team, hear industry experts from The Glasgow School of Art and the British Council.
The workshop is taught in English and is free of charge. The places are limited. Attendance of all sessions is compulsory during working days (there are no sessions on weekends).
Modual welcomes students, graduates, and the curious minded, who are over 18 years old. You don’t need any qualifications to participate. The workshop is open to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, priority will be given to motivated applicants, who are able to commit to attending full time for the full duration of the two week workshop (Monday to Friday 12:00 - 19:00 (GMT+3)). Possession of a laptop or tablet and having a good internet connection are needed.
The application deadline is 1 July. Priority given to early applications – places will be confirmed once a fortnight.
The mandatory briefing event which will take place from 12:00 to 14:00 on 3 July 2020 (GMT+3) for the selected participants. During the event, they will be able to learn about the workshop’s online platforms and tools as well as ask any questions they might have about the workshop.