Still from video, Testing and playing new games’ rules, a project developed by Gabriel Fontana

Still from video, Testing and playing new games’ rules, a project developed by Gabriel Fontana

Workshop at Design Academy Eindhoven, to 1st Year Master Students Social Design, 3-5 Janaury 2018. The next workshop will take place in the Symposium-Beyond Change: Questioning the role of design in times of global transformations, Basel, Switzerland,  8-10 March 2018. 

The workshop was developed together with Giuditta Vendrame and was made with her and with Gabriel Fontana.  Due to Increasing nationalism and stigmatization of status and communities Polarization the citizenship one owns, becomes a key element in one’s identity. Current sport structures, such as, the Olympic games and the world cup presents a unifying moment alongside a nationalistic one. This tension brings with it moments of tensed political rivalry with peaceful gestures. In this workshop we looked at the sport world as a playground to structure a “reality”. During the workshop we explored the relationship between sport and nationalism addressing movement and performance as a base to question current social systems and powers structures, while speculating and rehearsing possible alternatives.

 

 Still from video, Testing and playing new games’ rules, a project developed by Gabriel Fontana

Still from video, Testing and playing new games’ rules, a project developed by Gabriel Fontana

 Conversation with Thijs Slegers, Media Manager of PSV Eindhoven Learnign how media works in sports from an inside perspective

Conversation with Thijs Slegers, Media Manager of PSV Eindhoven
Learnign how media works in sports from an inside perspective

Workshop questions-What role does nationalism play in sport, What role does sport play in geopolitics? How can we tweak rules of a specific sport in order to speculate and offer alternatives to current social phenomena of polarization?

Aims of the workshop-Deconstruct existing narratives to build alternative realities, rethink our current social and power structures through speculation and fiction, use film as a presentation medium to translate and communicate concept and teamwork.

Outcomes of Social Design 1st year master students, Design Academy Eindhoven:

 Rethinking Tennis-Netnis, the crowd in the middle becomes the net

Rethinking Tennis-Netnis, the crowd in the middle becomes the net

 E-Games, resetting race, gender and nationality

E-Games, resetting race, gender and nationality

 Rethinking Chess, decision makings teams

Rethinking Chess, decision makings teams

 football, re contextualizing stadium choirs

football, re contextualizing stadium choirs

 Rethinking Soccer, swapping players

Rethinking Soccer, swapping players

We would like to thank Design Academy Eindhoven, The social Design master department and the Social Design master students.