FOSSASIA Open Design Weeks Asia

FOSSASIA Open Design Weeks Asia

The FOSSASIA Open Design Weeks Asia took place in Hochi Minh City and Cantho (Vietnam) in 2011 and 2012.

The Open Design Weeks are all about sharing of graphic designs, Libre Graphics, Open Source software, open content and Free Culture practices, FashionTec and the maker community.

Open Design Weeks Asia - FOSSASIA

Events during the design weeks include workshops, design camps to share expertise in an unconference, company meet ups to establish international cooperations, presentations in Universities and training workshops.

FOSSASIA Open Design Asia - Hong Phuc Dang

Presentation of Fontforge at Open Design Weeks Asia in Ho Chi Minh City.

The intensive workshops with International designers and typographers focus on collaborative font design, mapping and publication.

The workshops were held at at the University of Arts and Design in Ho Chi Minh City and the CanTho Mekong Hotel Xoai.

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Dinner and Social Meetup during FOSSASIA Open Design Weeks in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

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Schedule

Open Design Week 1

April 2-9, 2012, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

The first week will give Vietnamese designers in Ho Chi Minh City the opportunity to get to know and learn from international designers from Europe. International visitors will meet up with companies and students in universities. Three introduction workshops will offer local designers the chance to dig into new design concepts and learn about new Open Source software tools used in todays European art and design scene. These workshops are a preparation for the second intensive work week. At the end of the week an exhibition dedicated to Open Design will be opened.

Audience

Designers, university lecturers, students, artists, local open source communities.

Goals

* introducing new design tools, software and practices at presentations across universities and companies in HCM
* gathering people who are interested in learning about design with Free and Open Source software tools
* offering Vietnamese to get to know European designers and learn about their design practices

Open Design Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, FOSSASIA

Dates

Time

Activity

Location

Admission

Friday

8am-22pm

International designers arrive in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

N.A.

Saturday

8 pm

Open Design Pre-Event Meet up
(Tell the waiters our key word "opendesign" to join us on the roof.)

Roof top @ Spotted Cow Bar, 111 Bui Vien, Dist. 1, HCMC

Welcome Drink sponsored by MBM

Sunday

9-12pm and

1.30-5pm

Open Design Camp Saigon

Workshop 1: Fonts

Workshop 2: Vector illustration

Workshop 3: Lay-out

University of Fine Arts, 05 Phan Dang Luu, Dist. Binh Thanh, HCMC hcmufa.edu.vn

Free

7 pm

Open Design Weeks - Welcome Dinner
(Call Hong Phuc for reservations: 0939871001)

Thanh Nien Restaurant 11 Nguyen Van Chiem, Dist 1, HCMC

Entrance Fee

Monday

8am-5pm

Visit of university in HCMC: Presentations and introduction of software tools for designers

University of Fine Arts, 05 Phan Dang Luu, Dist. Binh Thanh, HCMC hcmufa.edu.vn 

Free

Tuesday

8am-5pm

Workshop Sessions at TMA Solution in Quang Trung Software City

TMA Solutions, QTSC

Donations are welcome

Wednesday

8am-5pm

Workshop Sessions / Visit to Designer Labs and companies

FPT Arena, arena.edu.vn

Donations are welcome

Thursday

8am-5pm

Exhibition preparation

Lam Design Studio HCM

Free

Friday

10am-5pm

Set up of Open Design Exhibition with local partners

Trung Nguyen Cafe, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 1, HCMC

Free

8pm

Opening of Open Design Exhibition

Trung Nguyen Cafe, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 1, HCMC

Entrance Free

Saturday

10 am

Designers preparation for second week

N.A.

N.A.

Sunday

7am-7pm

Mekong Excursion and gathering material "Between Folk Art and Industrial Production". Arrival in Cantho in evening

Mekong Delta

 

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Open Design Week 2

Can Tho City, 11-16 April, 2012

The second week is set up around two intensive design workshops in Cantho City addressing themes and methods linked to interdisciplinary work with new software tools including content publication, mapping and professional font design. Tools taught include Inkscape, Gimp, OpenStreetMap, Fontforge, GIT/SVN, FontMatrix, Fonzy/Nancy and ConTeXT. Each workshop runs for two days. Participants of the workshops will contribute as active collaborators and learn by hands on experience from the five European designers. The outcome of workshops will be presented during the Design Camp Cantho at the end of the week.

Audience

Students, amateurs and professionals with a design/art background or in computer science/software development. Participants are willing to engage in interdisciplinary experimentation and creative production. Each workshop has max. 20 participants. Scholarships are available.

Goals

* learning together with others about new design tools and ideas
* enabling participants to do design projects with free software tools
* creating an opportunity for indepth exchange between participants from two continents
* engaging in collaborative work across disciplinary, cultural and language borders
* documenting the process in a way that it can be used in future projects

FOSSASIA OpenDesign.Asia Weeks in Saigon

Open Design Weeks Asia Vietnam - FOSSASIA

Dates

Time

Activity

Place

Admission

 

Monday

9.00

Official Opening Second Design Week Cantho

3D Cafe, 11/39B Mau Than

N.A.

9.10am-12pm and 1.30-5pm

Workshop (Day 1): Font Design

3D Cafe, 11/39B Mau Than

N.A.

8pm

Cantho Night/Evening Life Excursion photograph collections for material collection

Cantho

N.A.

Tuesday

9am-12pm and 1.30-5pm

Workshop (Day 2): Font Design

3D Cafe, 11/39B Mau Than

(see above)

Wednesday

6am-10am

Mekong Floating Market Boat tour, visit to Crocodile Island followed by visit to the Cantho museum

Mekong River

Boat fee

11am-6pm

OSP gathers and co-works with local designers, preparations for second workshop

Cantho, MBM

Free

Thursday

9am-12pm and 1.30-5pm

Workshop (Day 1): Collaborative Publication

3D Cafe, 11/39B Mau Than

Please enquire for details: Phuc Hau at 07103833636

Friday

9am-12pm and 1.30-5pm

Workshop (Day 2): Collaborative Publication

3D Cafe, 11/39B Mau Than

Saturday

9am-4pm

Design Camp Cantho: Public presentations of design work, ideas and software

Cantho, MBM

Free

7pm

Open Design Dinner “Good Bye Mekong Delta”

Cantho, Restaurant

Cover Fee

Sunday

8am

OSP travels back to Europe

HCM (Saigon)

N.A.

Workshops

Week 1/Introductory Workshops

3/4/5 April, Ho Chi Minh City

The first week gives Vietnamese designers in Ho Chi Minh City the opportunity to get to know and learn from international designers from Europe. Introductory workshops will offer local designers the chance to dig into new design concepts and learn about new Open Source software tools used in todays European art and design scene. These workshops are a preparation for the second intensive work week. At the end of the week an exhibition dedicated to Open Design will be opened.

Maker Workshops at Open Design Weeks Asia - FOSSASIA

Designers

Open Source Publishing Group at Open Design Weeks FOSSASIA SaigonDesigners training participants at the Open Design Weeks come from the Open Source Publishing Group in Brussels.

OSP

OSP (Open Source Publishing) is an interdisciplinary and international collective based in Brussels, Belgium that uses only Free, Libre and Open Source Software (F/LOSS).

Since 2006, OSP tests the possibilities and realities of doing design, illustration, cartography and typography using a wide range of F/LOSS tools.

We realise that modifying and expanding the tools we are working with, while engaging deeper with the communities that develop them, change both our practice and the designs we are creating.

Open Design Exhibition

On Friday 7 April: Opening of the Open Design Exhibition featuring free artworks from designers across the globe.

Open Design Asia - Exhibition Saigon FOSSASIA

Libre Graphics Artworks including Free Fonts, Posters, Comics and Books on display at district 1 in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

 

Open Design Exhibtion FOSSASIA

Inkscape Art, Map art and Libre Art books at FOSSASIA Open Design Exhibition in Saigon

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