1. 21.6.201412:0021.6.201413:00Lecture

              Kurt Finsten (DK)

              A Utopian Idea

            2. Founded in 1885 Krabbesholm belongs to the heart of the Danish højskole tradition, a utopian educational system with no academic admission requirements and no exams. Krabbesholm's pedagogical approach is reflected in its cross-disciplinary curricula in art, photography, architecture, design and graphic design. The goal is to help students develop a personal perspective on the one hand and to explore relationships between people in general on the other. The lecture will focus on Krabbesholm's educational model, its history, the architecture and the environment, the activities and the relation of the school to other institutions – exemplified by a project on students writing poems and making posters.

            3. Kurt Finsten (DK)

              Art historian and architect. Engaged in graphic design, lighting design and painting. Since 1991 director of Krabbesholm Højskole, a Danish art college specialized in art, photography, architecture, design, and graphic design.
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          2. The Biennial will open on 20 June 2014 with three days of lectures and presentations by world-famous designers and design theoreticians.

            This symposium will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the leading figures in international graphic design, their work, and their opinions. There will also be space for personal discussion and critical debate. The official languages are Czech and English.

            Moderated by James Langdon (designer, GB)James Langdon is an independent designer. He is one of six directors of the artist-run gallery Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK; and founder of the itinerant School for Design Fiction. In 2012 he received the Inform International Award for Conceptual Design, presented by Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany. He has worked as a designer for numerous artists, and for institutions including Book Works, London; Sternberg Press, Berlin; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and OCA, Oslo. Curatorial initiatives include ‘Arefin & Arefin: The Graphic Design of Tony Arefin’, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2012); ‘Construction School’, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012); Norman Potter’s ‘In:quest of Icarus’, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012); and ‘Book Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (2010). He has lectured internationally at institutions including Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden; Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK; Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, Netherlands; HFG Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; and Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands.