Mood for Wood are international workshops aimed for students of design degrees interested in actual project realisation. So far 11 international editions of the project have taken place, with participation of the joint number of over 600 students from Poland, Germany, Latvia, Czech Republic, Hungary, France and Slovakia. During the workshops, students, with the help of recognised architects and designers from all over world and experienced carpenters, will independently create urban furniture for selected locations and users.
Design teams will work on a specific location, meet with users of the space and get to know their needs in order tackle issues related to the particular place. The workshops are accompanied by additional events: debates, architecture walks, film screenings, and lectures. So far, architects and designers from all over Europe who shared their experience with the participants include Snohetta, TOPOTEK 1, Hello Wood, Zdenek Franek, artist Iza Rutkowska, Begona de Abajo Castrillo (RAW/De Abajo Garcia) or Hiroshi Kato.
12th edititon of the workshop for students from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary is planned in June (18-29.06.2023) in Poznań (Poland).
Edition of the workshop in Poznań (june edition) is possible thanks to financial support from the International Visegrad Fund (https://www.visegradfund.org/) and City of Poznań (www.poznan.pl) . In partnership with : SARP Poznań, Architecture Department of Brno Univeristy of Technology, CAN architects and Faculty of Architecture and Design of Slovak University of Technology.
The Workshops are part of the Builder method project – a strategic partnership network supported by Erasmus+ containing 6 institutions from 4 European countries: SARP Poznań ( Poland); Groupe Ecole Supérieure du Bois, and Martial Marquet Studio (FR); Széchenyi István University (HU); Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania (RU). The three years long research activity (2020-2023) is coordinated by Hello Wood (HU).