COLLABOR8: SUSTAINABLE GRAPHIC DESIGN ACROSS CULTURAL BOUNDARIES

30 April 2008
Sydney (Australia) - On 28 April, the latest edition of Creative Waves went live. COLLABOR8 is an online education non-profit initiative to establish a basis for collaborative online art and design projects between universities in Australia and China.
Sydney (Australia) - On 28 April, the latest edition of Creative Waves went live. COLLABOR8 is an eight-week long fully online education non-profit initiative that aims to establish a basis for collaborative online art and design projects between universities in Australia and China.

Design students from Australia and China will join forces for eight weeks, with project convenors, teachers and special guests worldwide, to work collaboratively within a fully online learning environment. Participants will form valuable connections with colleagues in Australia and China, receiving regular feedback and support from peers, teachers and established professionals, using the internet as their sole communication tool.

COLLABOR8 is about creating awareness about the importance of cross cultural design practice and sustainability in design. It will do this by challenging students to work together to design graphics for contemporary, environmentally friendly and sustainable ceramics, textiles, products and environments.

COLLABOR8 will consist of online lectures, discussions and forums for design students to discuss their ideas and produce design concepts and viable design solutions. The students will be placed in teams and their object will be to find new ways of working together online respecting each other’s cultural background and meeting the challenges of working in different geographic locations to create solutions to a design brief.

COLLABOR8 joins the Omnium Research Group to stage the third in a series of free, non-profit, international Creative Waves* projects for students and their teachers.

COLLABOR8 is produced, directed and funded by The Omnium Research Group at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (Australia). The project was conceived in collaboration with the School of Design East China Normal University, Shanghai (China).

To find out more about the project, visit the Creative Waves website.



For more information, please contact:

Mailing Address
The Omnium Project
College of Fine Arts (COFA)
The University of New South Wales
PO BOX 259
Paddington, NSW 2010
Australia

Office Address
GG14
College of Fine Arts (COFA)
Cnr. Oxford St. and Greens Rd.
Paddington
Sydney, NSW
Australia

T: +61 (0)2 9385 0644
T: +61 (0)2 9385 0631
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W: http://creativewaves.omnium.net.au