Porto Design
Summer School

Next Edition
July 17–29 2023

Porto Design
Summer School

Next Edition
July 17–29 2023

Programme

Objectives
The course sets out a practical outcome for each participant in the form of an individual editorial project that develops personal interests. The aim is to expand technical and conceptual skills and thus move participants closer to finding a unique outlook and signature as a graphic designer. Overall, the course aims to establish an intensive, creative forum within which to discuss approaches to contemporary design practice, to share ideas and to celebrate collective interest and enthusiasm. The course aims for participants to produce a digitally or hand printed bound edition as a final product. These final projects will be presented in a special closing reception to a collective audience of tutors, guests and course participants.

Structure
The course begins with an opening reception on the evening of the opening Sunday, acting as a welcoming gathering and opportunity for participants and tutors to meet each other. The course programme is structured to achieve a balance between lectures, visits, crits, and individual project development time. Apart from the first day which is devoted to getting to know the city, lectures take place in the morning allowing the remaining day to be devoted to project research and development, individually and with tutors. The two weeks culminate with individual presentations of the projects in a collective review by fellow participants and tutors. A midweek party takes place on the evening of the first Friday. There is no course activity scheduled for the weekend allowing participants free time. Other evenings are for social interaction. The course terminates with a dinner on the evening of final Saturday.

Lectures
Lectures will be given by the four course tutors about their work and approaches to editorial design. Other invited speakers may also give informal presentations.

Full schedule 2023, 9th edition to be announced.
Arrival – Sunday 16th July, 2023
Departure – Sunday 23rd July, 2023