DesignMashup 2019 - 10-day immersive Italian Design Experience

Architects, Designers and Makers worldwide are invited to attend DesignMashup 2019, a 2-part,10-day immersive Italian design experience and workshop to energize and transform their creative work.

DesignMashup 2019 starts in Milan with a 3-day immersion in modern design and Italian design progression and builds to a 7-day immersive design workshop at the Civita Institute in Italy’s most beautiful hill town, Civita di Bagnoregio. Each segment of the experience will be led by a team of noted designers and guided by experts in Italian design and craft, history, architecture and culture to inspire personal transformation and redefine the personal design poetics of each participant. immersion in modern design and Italian design progression

During the 3-day Milan design immersion experience participants will absorb Milan’s vibrant creative energy with visits to its edgy design museums, galleries, showrooms, historic design districts, and iconic modern architecture.

The second part of this powerfully transformative experience is a 7-day workshop at the Civita Institute in stunning Civita di Bagnoregio with a mix of instruction, structured discussions, creative exploration, and hands-on development of each participant’s DesignMashup project. Surprise excursions during the week provide a break from workshop activity and spark deeper design-thinking.

The pinnacle of the experience is Presentation Day. Each participant will discover their personal design poetics as they share their research, inspiration and prototype in the Civita Institute garden and celebrate their transformative week at DesignMashup 2019.

This Italian design workshop is an incredible value. DesignMashup 2019 is offered at a 20% discount Early Registration price of $1,400 until July 31. Price includes: tuition, 7-nights shared lodging at the Civita Institute, Milan’s museum/showroom/gallery passes, train travel from Milan to Civita di Bagnoregio, workshop materials, daily breakfast, many lunch & dinner events, special excursions and a 1-year Civita Institute membership. (Excluded expenses: Transportation to/from Milan, visas, 4-nights lodging in Milan, meals/beverages not already included, taxis, and onward travel from Orvieto train station on October 17, 2019.)

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About DesignMashup

DesignMashup Workshops are innovative 2-part, 10-day immersive travel+create experiences for Architects, Designers and Makers. Our mission is to elevate design and promote creative freedom through inspirational cultural, historical and creative exchange. Workshops are held twice annually and are limited to a group of 12 participants.

About The Civita Institute

The Civita Institute was established in by NIAUSI and co-founders Astra Zarina and Tony Costa Heywood in the ancient Italian hilltown of Civita di Bagnoregio to provide arts-focused lodging, studio, teaching and conference spaces for individuals and groups. Its mission is to enhance awareness of Italian hill towns and their relevance to contemporary life and also to preserve design, local heritage and architecture and promote environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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