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MEDS Silesia – Revival 2020 – Call for Tutors

Meeting of Design Students (MEDS) Network is calling for tutor applications for MEDS Silesia – Revival 2020 – the 11th edition of its annual design workshops for students and young professionals from all over the world.

This annual tutor call searches for designers, architects and artists to propose, organize and execute projects together with the participants.

The 11th edition of MEDS Workshop will be held in the industrial region of Poland – Silesia. Based mainly in Tychy it will take advantage of the Upper Silesian Urban Area’s diversity challenging the participants to face different projects in different cities such as Katowice and Dąbrowa Górnicza.

The theme of the edition “Revival” explores the urban and architectural context of Silesia as a space of mines, forges and factories that contributes to a specific regional identity. Both of those paradigms – industrial context and the identity – are an opportunity to reflect upon the issue of transformation. The challenge of the workshop is not only to create interesting projects that have visual representations but also an attempt to conduct a revitalization of a social mentality. “Revival” aims to revive what is already defined.

If you feel like you have an idea how to combine the theme of revival with the atmosphere of former steel/coal environments – apply as a tutor. The annual tutor call searches for designers, architects and artists to propose, organize and execute projects together with the participants and with the use of given tools and locations.

A total of 15 projects will be selected in February 2020, by a jury of members of the Association of Polish Architects, Polish designers and MEDS partners.

The scope of MEDS Silesia Revival – Workshop 2020 is going beyond the idea of sharing skills and being united in order to create something extraordinary, it’s an actual chance to revive, to bring the places that are covered with the smokestack dust back to life.

The 2020 Workshop will take place between 26th July 2020 and 8th August 2020. It will start with an opening ceremony, during which the participants will decide on the project they want to work on and end with a closing ceremony, covered by national media, blogs, magazines, etc.

MEDS workshop “Meetings of Design Students” is an international workshop organised yearly in a different country. Every summer it gathers around 200 participants associated with different fields of art, design and architecture to create and build group projects in a span of two weeks. It’s a perfect chance not only for exchange of knowledge and skills but also to meet new cultures and people. The practical, educational and cultural aspects of the workshops are combined in projects with an international perspective that aim to be impactful and meaningful when it comes to the current issues as well as the importance of traditions and localism.

Past workshops have taken place in: Turkey, Slovenia, Portugal, Ireland, Serbia, Romania, Belgium, Lebanon and Greece

MEDS Silesia – Revival 2020 – Fees

There is no cost for submitting an application.

Selected tutors are required to pay a 100 Euro participation fee, covering the costs of their accommodation and food during MEDS workshop.