6 - 15 july 2018

Cosmos – extreme design


9th July, 10:00 - 17:00


20 places
Compulsory registration!


PSTP Gdynia, building IV
spot on the map no. 24

At the workshop, participants will learn, in a sense, the environment from scratch and get to know the human being - his needs and limitations. Questioning your own experience and context awareness is essential for a good project, whether in space or on Earth.

Designing for extremely unfriendly environments puts new challenges ahead of the designer. He have to stop using his own intuition and personal experience. Being used to the comfort of own desk, he must turn into the experience of a flood drama, frostbite his fingers in Antarctica, and maybe even take a journey into space. In a sense, one must learn the environment from scratch, get to know human more accurately - his needs and restrictions. Questioning your own experience and awareness of the context - physical and psychological conditions - are essential for a good project, whether in space or on Earth. In extreme conditions, the concept of designer's responsibility also has a new dimension. The consequences of the design mistake may be incomparable to the experience of discomfort of an uncomfortable chair or a contact with not ergonomic handle. Experience of extreme conditions and the ability to observe reality from a perspective other than our own, can become an invaluable tool for designers of the future world.

The workshop is part of  DESIG BLOCK.
*Workshop in Polish


  • Industrial designer, unfulfilled artist, lover of all animals. At the same time, she studied at the Faculty of Sculpture and the Faculty of Industrial Forms of Fine Arts in Krakow. Laureate of many design and artistic competitions. Her cosmic projects, being part of Mars_2030, were presented a.o. at Salone del Mobile Milano. Currently, she uses all her experience working as a Senior Designer at EXEON.

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  • Industrial designer, space exploration enthusiast, conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a.o. in the area of designing space suits. Currently, an assistant professor and associate dean at the Faculty of Industrial Forms at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where he leads, a.o. design studio for Extreme Environments. Co- founder and Design Manager at EXEON.

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