Thursday 15 November 2012, 9am–1pm
1D09, Massey University
Student $30 General $50

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Astrid Stavro is an Italian graphic designer based in Barcelona. She started her own agency upon graduation with distinction from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (2000) and The Royal College of Art (2005). Since then she has worked for a plethora of different clients including the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and numerous publishing houses.

Astrid is speaking at the Wellington Semi-Permanent conference and is running a workshop through Massey University and the Blast festival. The workshop, entitled Ensaimad Art: Can a sticker have a positive effect on society? Explores how as artists and designers, we feel deeply involved not only in the making of objects, but also in how design interacts with society.

The workshop consists in designing a circular sticker (270mm). The stickers will be attached to the ensaimada's (a traditional spiral-shaped pastry from Majorca) iconic octagonal boxes. Your artwork could raise questions and make people think about what kind of social system we want to contribute to with our work. Can a sticker have a positive effect on society? Can design enable ideas to change the world?