From October 1st-31th the International Triennial Design & Social Innovation in Liege, Belgium presented Reciprocity Design, a series of exhibitions, conferences and workshops curated by Teresa Sdralevich (IT/BE) in collaboration with Nawal Bakouri (FR).
Reciprocity is a concept which combines the notion of “reciprocity” and that of the “city”. This formula underlines some ethical values which define design: exchange, respect and generosity. Highlighting the link between design and society, it expresses an action which encourages to share, to exchange know-how and to create social processes of change together. Reprocity wished to promote collaboration opportunities, facilitate the exchanges and generate a proactive relationship between publics, designers, businessmen and institutions, by means of exhibitions, international conferences and meetings.
It gathered a great number of local, cross-border (Euregio Meuse-Rhine) and international people in order to generate a big debate on the role played today by design involving media, professionals and public audience.
Amongst the many activities of Reciprocity was Printed Commons. Realised in three parts (posters in town, workshops, exhibition), the project emphasises graphic design and visual communication as a channel of civic expression for social change, addressed from the perspective of an intervention in public space and a collaborative act that also shares tangible know-how. Invited guest designers will each run a workshop open to students and the public, where the language of graphic design is considered a dynamic tool in the city, and not as a pure technique. The invited designers for Printed Commons ere Malte Martin (DE/FR), Tom Henni (FR) and Homa Delvaray (IR). The scenography was created by Nawal Bakouri (FR) and Costanza Matteucci (IT)
To learn more about this amazing event visit the Reciprocity website.
Pictures Homa Delvaray