meds 2012 participation pack
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DESCRIPTIONMEDS – Meeting of design students – is an international association developed by and for design students from different European countries. It was founded in 2010 with an aim to bring together European students of architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, graphic design, etc. to work on the same project on an international level and explore practical world of designing.
WHAT IS MEDS? 3MEDS WORKSHOP 3MEDS HISTORY 4MENC HISTORY 4
MEDS 2012 THEME 5
MEDS 2012 SLOVENIA 6LJUBLJANA 7HOW TO GET TO LJUBLJANA? 8ACCOMMODATION 9
PARTICIPATION 10MEDS 2012 POSTER COMPETITION 11HOW TO SEND YOUR FILES? 12NATIONAL CONTACTS 13, 14
WHO IS A TUTOR AND HOW TO BECOME ONE? 15DEADLINES 16
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WHAT IS MEDS?MEDS Meeting of design students is an international association developed by and for design students from different European countries.It was founded in 2010 with an aim to bring together European students of architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, graphic design, etc. to work on the same project on an international level and explorepractical world of designing.
MEDS WORKSHOPWith this idea MEDS organizes an annual event, usually lasting ten days, which takes place each summer in a different European city.The main goal of MEDS event is to share international experiences, knowledge, to provide new and fresh ideas, to enrich the city in which workshop takes place and as a participant to become a part of something bigger, exciting and dynamic.
Event is co-ordinated by architectural academics and students and is based on activities, more or less related to design.Event is non-profit and funded by a combination of attendance fees, grants and sponsorships, all arranged by the organizing committee.
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MEDS HISTORY2010 Alanya, Turkey_Alice in Designland2011 Istanbul, Turkey_Relationship Between Europe & Asia2012 Ljubljana, Slovenia_sensABILITY2013 Lisbon, Portugal_REaction
MENC HISTORYMENC is an annual meeting of MEDS team and all MEDS National Contacts. It is organized each year in a differ-ent country to discuss about progress, events, workshops, future work, etc.All NCs should attend this meeting to represent their country. If NC for some reason cant participate, he should find his replacement to report about work and progress of his country. Aim of MENC is to improve MEDS as an organization and to share ideas for forthcoming events.
2010 Famagusta, Cyprus2011 Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia2012 Kortrijk, Belgium
MEDS 2012 THEME Every year organizers choose a theme of workshop that is related to the hosting city. Events workshop, exhibi-tion, lectures and social events are based on the theme, so the participants can understand the environment of their projects better.
This years theme is called sensABILITY.The five senses are fundamental to our everyday perceptions of the world. Designers strive to stimulate feelings and emotions based on peoples reactions to their senses in a particular environment.Unfortunately, in contemporary culture, we are sensually biased. We are unfairly driven by visual qualities.
sensABILITY aims to free the participant from this visually driven world. Workshops will strive to liberate our sense of touch, sound, smell and potentially even taste, to give us a richer understanding and appreciation of the designed world around us.
There's a lot of accesories that help and guide us through the city without our awareness of the space around us. Because of traffic lights, zebra crossings, pavements, it has almost become unnecessary for traffic partici-pants to observe each other. Let's change this and regenerate our senses!
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MEDS 2012 SLOVENIAState Democratic parliamentary republic since 25 June 1991Capital Ljubljana, 280 140 inhabitants (1 January 2011)Official language Slovene, in some nationally mixed border areas also Italian and HungarianCurrency EUR 1 = 100 cents
Size 20 273 km2Inhabitants 2 050 189 (year 2011)Population density 101 inhabitants per square kilometre
Urbanization Approximately one third of the population live in towns with more than 10 000 inhabitants, the rest live in nearby six thousand smaller towns and villages.
Landscape Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. Distances between places in Slovenia are short, which makes Ljubljana a perfect base for exploring the country's diverse beauty.
The next MEDS event will be held between 5th and 17th of August in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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LJUBLJANAContrary to Istanbul, one of the largest and most incredible cities in the world, Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere whileproviding all the facilities of a modern capital. It is a very unique city dotted with pleasant picturesque places where you can expect all kinds of nice little surprises.
Ljubljana is characterised by a unique combination of two very different but complementary features: on the one hand the city is famed for its historical heritage and tradition, but on the other it is a relatively young city with a modern lifestyle whose residents' average age is only slightly above 30.
As a MEDS participant you will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the city characterized by its unique historical heritage, cultural creativity, friendliness and relaxed atmosphere.
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HOW TO GET TO LJUBLJANA?Nearest airports with the distances from Ljubljana city center:
Airport Joe Punik Ljubljana (former airport Brnik) = 25 kmAirport Klagenfurt (A) = 82 kmAirport Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (I) = 121 kmAirport Marco Polo Venezia (I) = 245 kmAirport Zagreb (CRO) = 137 km
Travelling by train
Ljubljana is the hub of Slovenia's rail system. Local trains run throughout the country - no place in Slovenia is more than 3 hours away.Direct international connections include Zagreb (2 hours), Rijeka (3 hours), Graz (3 hours), Salzburg (4 hours), Pula (4 hours), Venice (5 hours), Vienna (6 hours), Munich (6 hours), Budapest (9 hours), Belgrade (9 hours), Frankfurt (10 hours), Zrich (11 hours).
The Ljubljana bus and train stations are located just north of the city center and a short walk from mostattractions.
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airport Joe Punik Ljubljana
ACCOMMODATION IN LJUBLJANADIC Hostel is located 10 minutes of walking from the old city center and has a potential to host up to 600 people in two buildings just a few meters apart.Our rooms will be for three persons; communal shower and toilet facilities are separate from the rooms.
DIC hostel has classrooms with chalkboards and TVs, other bigger conference halls are in the neighbourhood. We will be able to use the DIC hostel club Kreatorij with all necessary equipment, loudspeakers, videoprojectors and lightshows.
They also provide breakfasts and dinners.
Ljubljana - DIC HostelPoljanska cesta 261001 LjubljanaSlovenia Tel. +386 147 48 600 Fax. +386 143 20 369 firstname.lastname@example.org
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PARTICIPATIONMEDS workshop is available for all students of design across Europe and beyond. MEDS 2012 in Ljubljana is limited to 7 students per country; they will be chosen based on a poster competition before the workshop.
The capacity of MEDS 2012 workshop will be increased to 250 students from 30 European countries. Students will be accommodated in the center of Ljubljana, where workshop will be held.
The cost of the workshop is 200 and it includes:
- accommodation- breakfast and dinner- construction materials- lectures- trips, entrance fees...
Participants will need to pay the registration fee of 50 by June 15th 2012. The rest of the fee has to be paid before the beginning of the workshop.If for some reason the participant decides not to collaborate on a workshop, registration fee will not be returned!
All information about the process of payment will be announced after the results of poster competition, that is after May 21st 2012.
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MEDS 2012 POSTER COMPETITION
If you would like to participate in MEDS 2012 in Ljubljana as a participant representing your country, or as a tutor, we ask you to submit an image reflecting upon the theme of sensABILITY.Through the making of this image you will grasp the essence of MEDS 2012 and become even more excited and impatient about the moment when you will find yourself in Ljubljana, surrounded by hundreds of students of a similar thinking, all itching to begin their workshops and explore new ideas and concepts with you, a fellow participant.
Now, to cover the details. We ask you to create an A3 PDF image, no larger than 5MB.To accompany the submission you have to include your name and faculty (if any).MEDS will collate a small publication of the best competition entries which will be revealed as part of the event, in August.
MEDS operates in countries all over Europe with a help of National Contacts. They are the ones, who are respon-sible for every years selection of participants. You will send all required files to the National Contact of the country where you study.National Contacts will also help you with all the information about MEDS workshop that could be useful to you.
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HOW TO SEND YOUR FILES?
For participating in competition you have to send to your NC a poster, an application form and your