Laurent Lacour Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main Germany – I Used to Be a Design Student

GERMAN

Laurent Lacour

STUDENT YEARS

6

A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT

Think big + Don’t think small

FAVOURITE FOOD THEN

Tafelspitz

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN

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YEAR OF PROJECT

2000

STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF

1: Development of art/design projects to establish an identity for Südraum, a region south of Leipzig (Germany). 2: Photographic (visual) and contextual research on the development (history and heritage) of Südraum with interviews, etc.

COLLEGE

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main (Germany)

TUTOR(S)

Prof. Ruedi Baur

COLLABORATOR(S)

Many people from the region: politicians, landscape architects, cultural organizations, etc.

TECHNOLOGY

Digital imaging, video, photography, graphic design, sound recordings, product design, modelling (mixed materials), etc.

TIME SPENT

1 year

TYPEFACE

Not relevant

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

The deep and thorough research we conducted into Südraum meant that the project was relevant to and was well received by the local population and official bodies. The aesthetic decisions we made on the project were also informed by the research we had carried out. The implementation of the project was based on a multidisciplinary communication design approach, and drew on other areas of expertise as well (see Collaborators).

OUTCOMES

Knowledge.

FEEDBACK

Very positive feedback and reactions, especially in the local press.

PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW

The interdisciplinary approach and the depth of research.