Internship: 2018 mid Feb – July

BronvanDoen@UitdeBuurtfabriek

Bron van Doen is a multidisciplinary studio in Eindhoven developing creative projects that embody social, cultural and economic values. Currently we have a strong portfolio of socially engaged design projects, such as Uit de Buurtfabriek (social furniture making workspace), Agents of Change (networking social initiatives in Eindhoven in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum) and VREEDMLAND (co-design project with refugees in Eindhoven). We are looking for enthusiastic and talented students who are interested in co-design, project development and using their design skills to address societal challenges together.

Activities

During the first half of 2018 we have an internship position for “co-design and/or textile design”.

All interns at Bron van Doen are introduced to co-design and project development and expected to take part in diverse projects. This entails being involved in the planning and organization of current projects as well as taking part in the development of new projects. Interns are also expected to play a role in our co-design activities together with diverse participants and stakeholders.

During the period of this internship our studio will be developing a social project with textile design, as well as work on a co-design project on social project development.

Skills

  • Co-design: Since most of our work involves working with participatory processes we are looking for students who have experience with co-design or at least have an affinity for working together with diverse people.
  • Communication skill: Students must have at least one distinctive communication skill such as visual design, audio-video production, presentation skills or analytical writing.
  • Product design: Students with proficient product design skills (research and concept development, 3D modeling, prototyping, production) will have preference.
  • Textile design: Specifically for our social project with textile design, we are looking for students who are interested in working with second hand textile and has experience with textile design.
  • Dutch language skills: Since many of our projects involve working closely together with people living in Eindhoven, students with Dutch skills will have preference.

Guidance

  • General guidance: For general direction and learning goals, students will be guided by Minsung Wang throughout their internship. Minsung will also provide guidance in co-design and project development.
  • Project guidance: Students will be guided by Ron Krielen for project related assignments and activities, and will work closely together with him on diverse projects at different locations.

Honorarium

  • Bron van Doen offers interns a honorarium of 200 euros per month.