Internship 2017 Feb-Jul:
Social & Furniture design

uit-de-buurtfabriek

Description

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), NIEUW/OUD (co-design project between young and old talents) and Agents of Change (mapping social initiatives in Eindhoven in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum). 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 2017 we have an internship position for “Social design and Furniture design”.

In general, for 2 days a week 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 co-design activities with diverse participants and stakeholders.

Alongside this the “social design and furniture design” position will work at Uit de Buurtfabriek for 2-3 days a week. During this period you will take part in Uit de Buurtfabriek activities, develop “social” furniture together with other designers as well as develop a new co-design process surrounding the new furniture for the volunteers.

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.
  • Furniture design: For the “social design and furniture design” position we are looking for a student who has experience with furniture design (research and concept development, 3D modeling, prototyping, production).

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.
  • Uit de Buurtfabriek: The “social design and furniture design” intern will be guided by Ron Krielen for all Uit de Buurtfabriek related activities, and will work closely together with him for the project’s furniture design and co-design.

Honorarium

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