The Visual Communication Institute HGK, Basel offers workshops for students, educators and graphic designers. The workshops afford insight into topical themes in Visual Communication in a study program reflecting the rich tradition of the Basel School of Design. Practical exercises with a high level of professionalism form the core of the workshops focus. Reflection as well as contextual knowledge will be conveyed by way of input sessions, allowing participants’ work to be judged within a contemporary, future-oriented, context relevant to professional practice.
The trinational Rhine river valley is a unique cultural environment with easy access to France and Germany, and to sites such as the Vitra Design Museum (G), the Isenheimer Alter (F) or Ronchamp (F). In Basel the Fondation Beyeler, Tinguely Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Schaulager and the Museum of Contemporary Art are world renown. Besides its museums Basel offers a rich mixture of cultural events. During the four weeks, lectures and input sessions by the faculty and with designers from outside the university will accompany the workshops’ program, as well as field trips.
Summer Workshops 2015: June 23th – July 17th
Inquiry by Design 23.06. – 27.06. Prof. Michael Renner
Poster Design 29.06. – 03.07 Leander Eisenmann
Type Design 06.07. – 10.07. Prof. Philipp Stamm
Design in Time 13.07. – 17.07. Gregory Vines