Type of Place - Urban Residency Art & Design Collective

Type of Place: Taking Inspiration from Milan’s Neighborhoods

2 July - 14 July, 2018

Milan, Italy

Program fee
€2,350
+ Paypal fee €80
Included in program fee

12-day Artists Residency

Accommodation at the Hotel Sempione Milano (double room occupancy). 
Wi-Fi and breakfast included

Three Dinners

Studio Space with Wi-Fi

Final Exhibition at Linati Gallery in Milan Center

Three Museum Visits

City Ground Transportation (metro pass)

Not included in program fee

Airfare to and from Italy, ground transportation to and from airport in Italy, lunches, some dinners, and art supplies.

Check-in

Milan, Italy
Monday, at 3PM, July 2, 2018

Check-out

Millan, Italy
Saturday, by 10AM, July 14, 2018

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Who Should Apply

Open to all creative disciplines. Especially relevant to Graphic Design graduates as the focus of this residency is how typography reflects the culture of each city neighborhood and its inhabitants. Graphic design, typography + lettering, cultural studies, photography and interdisciplinary design interests are welcomed.

Description

Become part of the global research project, “Type of Place” and boost your portfolio with a customized alphabet under the tutelage of Meta Newhouse, who has spent years preserving vintage Italian letterform design through the act of contemporary poster work. (Meta is the winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award for this series of work in the HOW International Design Annual 2014). “Type of Place”, began seven years ago as a research experiment at the ATypi conference in Reykjavik, and has extended to multiple locations around the world. The nature of the project asks participants to “mine” the city for typography in the vernacular — to see if perhaps the city’s personality and culture are evident in the typography alone. Fashion and architecture are considered culture indicators, and the project seeks to find if typography is as well. 

This research intends to be an extension of anthropological theory, which originated in an appreciation of — and interest in — the tension between the local (particular cultures) and the global (a universal human nature, or the web of connections between people in distinct places/circumstances). The project is sincerely curious if there is such as thing as “typography of place” and how that can be defined in today’s more globalized world. After doing some mining of their own in different neighborhoods in Milan, participants will create their own alphabet design which can later be converted to a digital typeface. At the end of the residency, participants will exhibit a custom alphabet as part of a large-scale specimen poster.

Requirements

Digital camera (or smartphone with digital camera capabilities); laptop computer with Adobe Illustrator CC and Acrobat; portable flash drive(s); sketchpads; drawing utensils.

Suggested Extras

Selfie-stick (for taking images of signage).

Meta Newhouse
Founding Director, The Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning (DSEL) and Professor of Graphic Design, Montana State University

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Who Should Apply

Open to all creative disciplines. Especially relevant to Graphic Design graduates as the focus of this residency is how typography reflects the culture of each city neighborhood and its inhabitants. Graphic design, typography + lettering, cultural studies, photography and interdisciplinary design interests are welcomed.

Description

Become part of the global research project, “Type of Place” and boost your portfolio with a customized alphabet under the tutelage of Meta Newhouse, who has spent years preserving vintage Italian letterform design through the act of contemporary poster work. (Meta is the winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award for this series of work in the HOW International Design Annual 2014). “Type of Place”, began seven years ago as a research experiment at the ATypi conference in Reykjavik, and has extended to multiple locations around the world. The nature of the project asks participants to “mine” the city for typography in the vernacular — to see if perhaps the city’s personality and culture are evident in the typography alone. Fashion and architecture are considered culture indicators, and the project seeks to find if typography is as well. 

This research intends to be an extension of anthropological theory, which originated in an appreciation of — and interest in — the tension between the local (particular cultures) and the global (a universal human nature, or the web of connections between people in distinct places/circumstances). The project is sincerely curious if there is such as thing as “typography of place” and how that can be defined in today’s more globalized world. After doing some mining of their own in different neighborhoods in Milan, participants will create their own alphabet design which can later be converted to a digital typeface. At the end of the residency, participants will exhibit a custom alphabet as part of a large-scale specimen poster.

Requirements

Digital camera (or smartphone with digital camera capabilities); laptop computer with Adobe Illustrator CC and Acrobat; portable flash drive(s); sketchpads; drawing utensils.

Suggested Extras

Selfie-stick (for taking images of signage).