- 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014
- Graphic Design, Education & Schools
Reflecting developments in graphic design and visual culture for more than 50 years now, the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno is one of the oldest and most significant events of its kind.
The theme of the 26th edition of the Brno Biennial is education in the field of graphic design and visual communication.
This thematically focused biennial will – through a wide range of exhibitions, lectures and accompanying programs – investigate the educational models of contemporary graphic design as well as the methods and approaches of individual tutors and schools. It will also look at the diversity of specific schools, the influence of architecture on education, and the relationship between theory and practice.
Exceptionally, the International Exhibition, which is a traditional part of the Brno Biennial, will leave aside the work of professionals to focus instead on work created by students.
The accompanying exhibitions will map the theme of education in a range of aspects: in a variety of educational systems, school assignments and exercises; in the breadth of study materials; in an overview of historical development; and in a specific environment in which education takes place. A reader devoted to education in graphic design and visual communication will be published.
The work of educators will be represented by an exhibition project involving Brno Biennial Grand Prix winners Mevis & Van Deursen (2012), and an exhibition providing an overview of the work of Czech designer and educator Rostislav Vaněk.
The international symposium (20–22 June) will introduce important designers and design theoreticians connected with education.
A new accompaniment to this Brno Biennial will be the OFF program – an open space hosting a wide range of self-organized activities, workshops, interventions and presentations.
The 26th International Biennial of Graphic Design will be held from 19 June to 26 October 2014 in the Moravian Gallery in Brno.
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