Eleven super talented students of HEAD Genève came together on the week from the 31st Oct to 3rd Nov 2016 to join a workshop organised by Yarza Twins.
The purpose of the workshop was to explore new forms of creation by developing lateral thinking, this aimed to help them get rid of all they knew in order to archive unexpected results.
As a result of this creative process the students were asked to conceive three keywords that would become the concepts from which to create an object, this could be a piece of art or furniture by using recycled materials. Some of the students were studying jewellery design, but ended up building a piece of furniture, others were graphic designers creating conceptual art… they forced themselves to explore new channels of creation in order to express their talent rather than the ones they already knew.
The process started by asking them to draw the picture of Yayoi Kusama’s “Give me Love” without looking at the paper, once they finished their drawings, they would have to write words inspired by what they saw in their drawing, these were childish and unbiased, and so, rose up many interesting keywords.
After this first phase, the students draw a piece of fashion design that “would raise questions” using some of their keywords as starting point. We later had a chat, and tried to remember what was their bigger passion when they were children, this could be jumping on leaves, playing with Kapla or throwing snowflakes.
The students then collected individually all the information created through the process and wrote three new keywords that would become their final ones, they started then developing sketches and ideas for their final objects and constructing them, the individual processes and outcomes can be seen through this blog.
The Semaine de Tous les Possibles is a week of workshops organised by HEAD Genève, one of the leading universities in Switzerland.
The students participating in this workshop (in no specific order) were: