The aim of the summer school is to draw the attention of the public and national and local authorities. For the past 10 years students and lecturers from the Department of Design of NBU, with participation of a number of European universities, have supported the cause of protecting one of the last wild beaches in Bulgaria, Coral, from redevelopment. During their practical workshop, they organized various creative events and art installations aimed at focusing public attention on the Coral case. The private interests of investors and legal loopholes established over the last 30 years aim to turn Coral into yet another concrete oasis, destroying the region’s unique flora and fauna in the process. Students will create installations using the techniques of Land art and Site specific and the tools of the Readymade and Redesign approaches. Most of the installations will be created using waste materials from the construction activities, which are found all around Coral.
The aim is to show different points of view and concepts about the place as a fundamental generator of the artistic process, as well as to present to the public the works of photographers, visual artists and designers who participated in the project “Let’s Save Coral”. The participants are students, PhD students and lecturers from different university programs such as Interior design, Anthropology, Fashion, and other social sciences, humanities and creative bachelor, master and doctoral educational fields.
Participation in the summer school and final presentations provides each student 18 credits.
The final part of the summer school is a presentation of the results in different forms – Land art, Site specific, Readymade, Redesign, as well as installations, articles, reports, presentations, creative projects, etc. depending on the study field and the university program of each student. Presentations will be in person with the option of online streaming.
Duration: 8 days