The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, in cooperation with the Poster Museum in Wilanów, Warsaw as well as artistic and design schools from all over the world, would like to invite the lecturers of design subjects to lead their students in conducting a task to explain the contemporary meaning of the word independence.
100 × Independence – an international design workshops devoted to creation and public presentation of visual and multimedia communications to answer the question of how design students interpret the meaning of the word Independence.
The project will commence at the PJAIT in Warsaw in October with lectures and workshops led by an international group of lecturers. We would like to encourage similar activities at the academies of all continents. The English-language lectures given in Warsaw are available to watch, so that all lecturers are able to recommend them to their students.
Supervised by teachers engaged in the project, students will create visual outcomes a printed poster or an animated poster. Each institute will provide a “competition” of their own and send only 5 best works. They will be presented in form of an exhibition at the Poster Museum in Wilanów, an on-line presentation on the project’s website and in an exhibition's catalog.
2018 is a special year – Poland will celebrate the 100th anniversary of regaining independence. As 1918 was a breakthrough moment in the history of many countries.
Welcome art and design students, lecturers and art institutions to participate a common design exhibition at Wilanów poster museum, seminar and publication 100 × Independence!
exhibition is open from
30th March to 15th May 2018
full information here
participant schools and universities
Anabella Salem & Gabriel Mateu
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Ann Bessemans & Johann Vandebosch
Central Academy of Fine Arts CAFA, Beijing
Aalto University, Helsinki
La Factoría and Universidad de las Artes del Ecuador, Guayaquil
Anja Stoeffler & Julia Kühne
University of applied Arts, Mainz
Eleni Martini, Katerina Antonaki, Aspassia Voudouri,
Sofia Mytilinaiou, Ioanna Delfino
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Besalel Art University, Jerusalem
Osaka Art University, Osaka
Byoung Il Sung
Namseoul University, Soul
Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington
Higher Academic School of Design, Moscow
Stellenbosch University, Johannesburg
Geneva School of Art and Design, Geneve
Industrial Arts Institute, Kharkov
Elizabeth Resnick & Jan Kubasiewicz
Poster Museum in Wilanów
The Poster Museum at Wilanów is the oldest institution of that kind in the world. In June 1966, on the day of the opening of the 1st International Poster Biennale. But before the construction works started and before naming of Janina Fijałkowska the first curator of the Poster Museum, the collection of the future museum were housed for many years at the National Museum in Warsaw. A small collection of posters had been stored in the Engravings Department since before the 2nd World War; it took in Polish and foreign posters on equal standing with other graphic objects.
In 1953, around 500 posters that had survived the war were transferred from the Engravings Department to the Documentation Section, which just had been established.
In 1961 director of the National Museum in Warsaw, Prof. Stanisław Lorentz, brought to life (at Wilanów) the Poster Section of the Gallery of Contemporary Art. Probably by that time the first thoughts of the separate gallery, which would house poster exhibition were born.
The Poster Museum was ceremoniously opened on the day of the inauguration of the 2nd International Poster Biennial – on 4 June, 1968. It kicked off its activities with an exhibition of posters by then-recently deceased Wojciech Zamecznik, an outstanding Polish designer, and a display of works by the price-winners of the 1st International Poster Biennale.
At present the museum collection contains of some 36.000 titles in the Section of Polish Posters and nearly 25.000 titles in the Section of Foreign Posters.
The department of New Media Art of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies was launched in 2004. First as a ba, now, it also runs the MA level studies, as well as the English Program BA and since 2016 MA.
The program, unique in Poland, consolidates Polish art traditions and new technologies. Students are engaged in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary exploration in the digital arts. The curriculum enables students to investigate innovative approaches to contemporary theory and practice, and fosters both individual inquiry and high-level collaboration. Current research areas in the department include new forms of visual communication using sensor and physical interfaces, experimental games, augmented reality, motion graphics, hybrid architectural/media environments, digitally articulated sculpture and responsive environments. The primary objective of the program is to prepare creative critical thinkers to become leaders in new media design, not losing the long Polish tradition in art. PJAIT employs outstanding specialists, researchers and academic teachers from Poland and other countries as well. PJAIT is active on the international scene, cooperating with academic centers in Europe – within the framework of the Erasmus–Socrates program – and from other continents (North America, Asia, Australia). The students of PJAIT can participate in exchange programs and take courses at renowned foreign universities.
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