ISArC DIRECTOR VISITS OSLO ACADEMY

Filimone Meigos, director of ISArC and Stein Røkseth, dean of the Faculty of Design in Oslo standing with the informative banners about the cooperation. Photos of ISArC students in action. They are standing ‘off’ the red carpet that was put out for Sonja, queen of Norway. We have had a very productive week in Oslo, […]

December 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN, ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

ARTESAN MARKET IN MAPUTO

The fortress that is located close to Maputo old harbour There is regularly a market of crafts here in Maputo, every Saturday morning in a square here in town, but occasionally also in the old colonial fortress. The regular market is fine if one can manage the fairly pushy salesmen. Interestingly it is clear that […]

November 22, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN, FASHION  Comments Closed

ISArC FACES FROM STUDENT PROJECTS

Fun faces made by the students at ISArC, great fun exploration of the fusion of art and african traditions. Tweet This Post

November 5, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

ISArC FIRST BIENNALE ABOUT CULTURE

Canadian Guest (professor of pedagogy from British Columbia University). Director of the cultural management faculty Estevpo Filimpo and Mike van Graan, leader of the Arterial Network in Africa: http://arterialnetwork.org/ The first Biennale about culture and the arts in Mozambique is taking place these days (27th-30th October). It is very interesting to follow the dialogue and […]

October 30, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

ISArC student HENRIQUE CALISTO OPENS EXHIBITION

Henrique listening to good words about himself from the director of the cultural center and on the left the exhibition organizer Henrique Calisto is of the first group of students to attend ISArC and he is also a teacher in ENAV art school. Henrique has been painting for years and yesterday he opened a 10 […]

October 12, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

FIRST BIENNAL IN ISArC IN MAPUTO

ISArC was formally opened just over a year ago. Here is a little blog about that moment. Now the school is in full process, lots of activity on campus and the next milestone will be the first Biennial held by the school, named Bienal 2010, Campus de Outubro. This will become a milestone in the […]

October 7, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

VISUAL STUDY IN NUUK, GREENLAND

Conversation in the meeting room in the Nordic Institute. The group explaining the project. Katja Nyborg from Napa on the far left. Our project: VISUAL GREENLAND is one of a number of design strategic projects that I am participating in. It was a course run by our Cirrusnetwork, a network of the schools of design and […]

October 1, 2010  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN  Comments Closed

Jürg Nanni in the Blue Factory

Goddur sitting, Jurg on the left and Dori (action man) on the right. During the summer weeks in Seyðisfjörður (Iceland) many guest come to town. The small village is actually located in the fjord where the international ferry from Norway, Smyril Line, ports. But the majority of those that linger in town are in one way […]

September 20, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN, PONDERINGS  Comments Closed

End of semester presentation in ISArC

The students working the final touches on their group work before presentation. This is the fashion gang in front and the product designers in the distance. This week was the final week of the first formal semester in ISArC here in Maputo. Yes, ISArC is the name from now on. The leadership is developing vision […]

July 3, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN, ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

FORMAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT ISArC-KHiO

Filimone Meigos, director of ISAC and Cecilie Broch Knudsen, rector of KHiO, the two leaders that have signed the formal cooperation agreement on June 15th 2010. As those that have followed my work for a while know, I have been working in Mozambique supporting the establishment of the promising new and first National Academy of […]

June 15, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN, ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

MURALS, A PUBLIC INTERACTIVE ART/DESIGN

The Mural in DANSE’ARTES starting, the paint workshop on the beautiful African soil. Murals are really interesting activity since it involves so many actors in very different roles. The project here in Maputo has developed in interesting directions. I am writing reflections about the project. I have listed the main factors to reflect on: A […]

May 21, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN  Comments Closed

MURAL PROJECT IN ISAC

Photos from the first day activity, presentations and critique. The students made their proposals and had critique from the teachers and guests. The bottom photo shows the 4 gables on the blackboard that have been selected for painting. Gilles and Cecilie also gave a good presentation of their work and methods. Now we are well […]

May 16, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN, ISAC - KHiO  Comments Closed

ISAC STARTING TO LOOK LIKE ART SCHOOL

The new school has started to look like an art school with 3 dimensional model making in art and a very interesting production of modules in design. Lots of card and paper and glue. A normal first year activity. Now this week we start a mural project, something that the Mozambicans are very used to, […]

May 12, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN  Comments Closed

ISAC FACULTY OF ART AND DESIGN TIMETABLE

Like all schools ISAC has its timetable. It is the first proper one since this is the first year and the last semester we ran on a simpler basis. I like to post the timetable here for the record of how the first semester is run. The timetable in the latin countries (and ISAC adheres […]

April 22, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: ISAC - KHiO  No Comments

BOOKMAKING – A METHOD FOR DESIGN

Documentation, reflection, introspection, fun. The book to the left I made for my neighbours in Benand, with the cover out of a tourist dish-towel with an image from the village. The other images show the bookmaking in progress on the kitchen table The sketch book is the most important tool that the designer has. Yes, […]

April 15, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: DESIGN  No Comments