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Sunday, May 08, 2016
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€5,140
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Support us in our tour accross Europe, 4 months to discover architects and designer's creative processes!

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Learning From Europa

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Learning From Europa is a 4 months expedition, aiming to visit about thirty design and architectural firms throughout Europe. We will travel accross twenty plus countries to meet professionals and interview them on their working processes and how they approach the project. This experience will be widely shared in order to promote creation wealth and diversity encountered in the various European countries.

 

We will bring you up-close to the visits of those agencies, workshops or studios. Through them we will show you how their identity was forged, how they work and grasp the future.

 

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Philippe Rahm architects - Paris, 26/02/2016

 

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FREAKS Architects - Paris, 26/02/2016

 

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Jakob+MacFarlane - Paris, 21/01/2016

 

 

 

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The idea is to bring back a picture of European Design, destined for both students and professionals of those fields. The project also aims to provide to a wider audience what is behind a project, an architecture, a commercial space or a scenography... In short, how the projects are made and which are the new practices or creative techniques in the various European countries.

 

 

 

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We are Maïlys and Johan, two young spatial designers. We met at school, at La Martinière Diderot in Lyon, where we have adopted a taste for experimentation, and shared some all-night working sessions. A common vision of our profession and a deep commitment for Europe prompted us to undertake this exciting experience.

 

 

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The idea began in early 2015, we both wanted to travel accross Europe and see what is actually going on there. But we thought that putting that in perspective with our professional fields was the most interesting question.

 

In fact, some European countries seem to be rarely featured in design and architecture fields. And we wanted to discover and compare the working processes and the current practices in those different countries, because each country has its own cultural, historical, economic or geographical specificities. The project approach in Greece, struggling country in Europe, is probably different from the Danish method for example (or maybe not... but it is still worth going to learn).

 

We thought that the best way to figure it out, was to go and see by ourselves, meeting professionals, and earing their side of it, in order to draw up a kind of panorama of European architecture and design. Through this, we also want to share our view on our professions, the vision of two young designers on Europe and Creative fields.

 

 

 

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The interviews take place over one or two hours (or maybe more ...). We visit the studios and we question their founders in a grid of questions prepared before.

 

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We adapt our questions according to the agency visited, but we want to keep a central thread, connecting each interview, in order to develop a closer analysis and more precise comparisons after our trip. The conversations are recorded (pictures + microphone + video camera) so that we could restore them to you in the best quality.

 

 

 

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All along our travels, we will maintain a website to showcase the project, and where users can follow our adventures :  http://learningfromeuropa.fr/en/

 

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After each meeting, we will prepare for you a small overview of the studio, its identity and its way of making. It will be completed by our impressions, and details that caught our attention. These small episodes of our travel will take the form of spontaneous short reports ; with video, text and photos as immediate testimony, in order to transcribe the better the atmosphere of the meeting and visited studios.

 

Once back, we will first provide a series of presentations at art, design and architecture schools, public venues or events related to those professions, so that this experience will be of benefit to the majority.

 

We would also testify of it through an exhibition, to compare these views and add our vision of young designers on these practices. This exhibition is not included in our current budget because its contents is not defined yet, as it will depend on our discoveries. It will be the subject of further sources of funding.

 

In a longer term perspective, we would like to materialize this project in a book, to make this panorama of European creation accessible to all.

 

You can already follow the evolution of the project through our website but also on social networks as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

 

 

 

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The complete journey count about thirty steps spread over a 4 months trip. It will be conducted in two 2-months periods, because the firms are mostly closed in August.

 

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We will pass through major European capitals such as Rome, Berlin, Brussels and Athens, but we also want to emphasize the dynamism that can be found in smaller cities that have a growing cultural vitality as Krakow in Poland, or Timisoara in Romania and Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Map of the full itinerary :

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To ensure that we can carry out this project, we had to cut our trip in three different levels, adapting the itinerary depending on the campaign's success.

 

The final wealth an diversity of the project depends on you. Your support will give life to this adventure and make it the best and the most exciting as possible! All together we can make this experience a wonderful tool to inspire students, professionals and other curious!

 

 

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Allocation of funds

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Our personnal contributions and a grant obtained from the Rhône-Alpes Region allow us to fund the fixed expenses of the project, and about three weeks of traveling.

 

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# FIRST BEARING 5000 would allow us to make a 6-week course, 12 steps, including a number of countries in Eastern Europe, experiencing a real boom in design and architecture areas.

 

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    The challenge is even to exceed this initial goal, to make the project more complete and accurate, to cary out the tour as we designed it initially :

 

 

# FOR 6500 € : WINTER IS COMING!

 

We can add the Baltic countries to our courses, but also Helsinki and Stockholm >> 6 additional steps for 9 weeks of travel.

We better don't forget to put the down jackets in the luggage!

 

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# FOR 8000 € : FULL MONTY!

 

This is the amount to reach to complete the entire project!

The initialy planned route may be made, as we had designed it while imagining the project, with 31 steps spread over 4 months of travel. Which will allow us to meet nearly 40 studios and to accurately compare the design approaches in Europe.

 

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# If we exceed these levels, then let's party !!

 

We will not only cary out the most complete course, but we could also think of the following, to enrich the project and bring the adventure further:

 

- Go visiting studios in the most western European countries, too far from our course: Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland ...

- Mounting an exhibition that will confront the harvested practices.

- Bringing with us a better equipment for even better return of our discoveries!

 

 

 

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We have prepared a series of rewards to thank you, but also for you to share our experience with friends and family and promote the wealth of European design and architecture!

 

Here's what we planned for you guys:

 

- Exclusive content specially prepared for our contributors, to follow the project as closely as possible; - Posters, totebags and other screen printing treats, thanks to the slick graphics of our adorable Johan Giraud; - Live exchanges with us live during and after the trip for all the anecdotes from across Europe!

 

And if you are part of a company or an organization, consider our special packs "SPONSOR!" and "LA CONF!", demonstrating the commitment of your organization in promoting innovation in design and architecture, and dynamism in Europe! Your contribution can also get a tax deduction.

 

Choose your reward

For €5

----------------Le pack MERCI!------------------ #Un énorme merci! #Ton nom inscrit sur le mur des contributeurs sur notre site internet! #Ton inscription immédiate à notre Newsletter pour nous suivre en temps réel! ----------------------------------------The THANK-YOU! pack -------------- #A massive Thank-you! #Your name written on our contributors wall on our website ! #Immediate subscription to our Newsletter to follow us in real time !
  • Backers: 6
  • Delivery May 2016

For €15

-----------Le pack VOYAGE VOYAGE!---------- #Le contenu du pack MERCI! #1 superbe carte postale envoyée depuis l'étape de ton choix sur notre parcours en Europe, et bien sûr rédigée par nos petites mains! ------------------------------------------------ The TRAVEL TRAVEL! pack----------- #The contents of the THANK-YOU! pack #1 amazing postcard sent from the step of your choice on our course in Europe, and of course written by our care!
  • Backers: 30
  • Delivery July 2016

For €30

-------------Le pack OH MY BAG!--------------- #Le contenu du pack VOYAGE VOYAGE! #LE Tote Bag sérigraphié Learning From Europa, motif créé par notre graphiste adoré Johan Giraud!---------------------------------------------------------------- The OH MY BAG! pack------------ #The contents of the TRAVEL TRAVEL! pack #THE screenprinted Learning From Europa Tote Bag, pattern created by our beloved graphic designer Johan Giraud!
  • Backers: 40
  • Delivery September 2016

For €50

--------------Le pack CARTON VIP!------------- #Le contenu du pack OH MY BAG! #Un tirage sérigraphié format A5 N&B, qu'on vous dédicacera! Pour mettre dans un petit cadre, sur ton bureau, ou à côté du portrait de Grand-mère! Design graphique signé Johan Giraud! #Un accès à des épisodes exclusifs et plus d'anecdotes sur notre voyage et nos découvertes!!---------------------------------------------------------The VIP CARD! pack---------------- #The contents of the OH MY BAG! pack #A silkscreen print A5 black and white, autographed by us! To put it in a small frame on your desk or beside Grandma's portrait ! Graphic design signed by Johan Giraud! #An access to exclusive episodes and anecdotes about our trip and our discoveries!!
  • Backers: 26
  • Delivery September 2016

For €100

---------------Le pack L'AFFICHE!--------------- #Le contenu du pack CARTON VIP! #Une affiche sérigraphiée format A3 en édition limitée, numérotée, pour mettre au mur au-dessus de ton lit, dans ton salon, ou même dans tes toilettes si tu veux! Design graphique signé Johan Giraud. #Un échange épistolaire privilégié tout au long de notre voyage, sous la forme de 5 cartes postales, avec AU MOINS un bisou sur chaque, t'en as de la chance !!-----------------------------------------------The POSTER! pack----------------- #The contents of the VIP CARD! pack #A limited edition colour silkscreen poster, A3, numbered, to display above your bed, in your living room or even in your bathroom if you want! Graphic design signed by Johan Giraud! #A special exchange of letters all along our journey, in the form of 5 cards, with AT LEAST a kiss on each, you're in luck!
  • Backers: 8
  • Availability: 42/50
  • Delivery September 2016

For €250

---------------Le pack RESTO!------------------- #Le contenu du pack L'AFFICHE! #Une soirée avec nous autour d'un repas préparé par Chef Jojo, avec les recettes de sa maman! Pour un compte-rendu complet de nos aventures en direct!------------------------------------------------------------------The DINNER! pack------------------- #The contents of the POSTER! pack #An evening with us over a meal prepared by Chef Jojo, with his mom's recipes!! For a full live account of our adventures!
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Delivery September 2016

For €400

---------------Le pack SPONSOR! -------------- Réservé aux entreprises ou organisations. #Le contenu du pack L'AFFICHE! #Le logo de votre organisation mis en avant sur nos différents supports de communication : Dossier de presse + Site internet + Votre nom mentionné sur les réseaux sociaux + Lors de nos conférences et expositions. ---------------------------------------------------------The SPONSOR! pack----------------- Reserved for companies or organizations. #The contents of the POSTER! pack #Your organization's logo will be highlighted on our different communication mediums: Press Kit + Website + Mention of your name on social networks + during exhibitions and presentations.
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery September 2016

For €1,200

-----------------Le pack LA CONF!--------------- Réservé aux entreprises ou organisations. #Le contenu du pack SPONSOR! #Un conférence donnée par les porteurs du projet dans le lieu de votre choix, sur notre analyse des approches du design et de l'architecture en Europe (prévoir défraiement si hors Paris ou Région Rhône-Alpes)---------------------------------------------------------------- The CONF! pack---------------- Reserved for companies or organizations. #The contents of the SPONSOR! pack #A presentation provided by the project holders in the place of your choice, on our analysis of architecture and design approaches through Europe (reimbursement of expenses should be provided if outside Paris and Rhône Alpes)
  • Delivery November 2016

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