Workshops and lectures on working intuitively
Many people do workshops; I have participated in many. I hate it, there are too many people, too many opinions, and the thinking and sketching process is too long. My workshop is about acting intuitively and then selecting. I put myself and the participants under pressure to make suggestions without discussing them first; then the discussion can begin. A professor once said to me, "Oh, did you go and ruin another nice piece of paper!" I want to try to make the participants spend minutes, not days. I have to put them under pressure, force them to act on what they carry within. The thought/idea is finished the moment one gets the assignment ... Do it right away, tear it down later; that is the art ... selecting and then initiating the true design process. I would say five days, five shapes in a functional scale. I like to take a few seconds to think, put my feet up, take a puff on my cigar, but then it is time for action. We have more than enough ideas. My daughter says, "I have an idea" – she uses that all the time when she wants us to listen. We are in charge, as long as we act right away. Sensory training: In an atmosphere filled with drama and humour I teach the participants to know and use their sensory powers. I am convinced that we have many senses that are rarely used; let us bring them out, and we will be able to create more holistic solutions. I ask people to use their senses of smell, touch and hearing through small exercises. The point is that if we use our entire sensory capacity we command a stronger position, offer better arguments and create superior solutions. I provide tools that can be applied until the approach becomes second nature.
Lectures and workshops conducted so far
In spain Madrid for Universidad Europa de Madrid. Title: Designers 10 Commandments
Spain Barcelona at ADI-FAD Associació de Disseny Industrial del Foment de les ArtsDecoratives. About : Crisis econòmica versus crisis creative. Ara tenim la possibilitat de ser creatius I crea. Per tal dàjudar la creativitat Tobias Jacobsen ha ideat els 10 manaments del dissenyador.
Spain Bilbao for GLOBAL together with Marco Gil: Senses, inspiration and sensory training.
Spain In Santiago de Compostela for Fundación María Martínez Otero:
Inspiration method with a look to food, dance, childhood and design in a long sensuous lecture together with Marco Gil.
Spain in Santiago de Compostella Spain: About Bauhaus in Weimar.
Honduras San Pedro Sula,
About SUSTAINABLE DESIGN and FSC certified wood and the Cooperation with Peter Hallum from COOP (www.nepenthesprojekter.dk)
Among other things FSC certification means:
- Forests are managed in consultation with the local population with respect for their ecological, financial and religious precepts.
- Surrounding areas are left untouched so that the natural ecosystem of the forests is maintained.
- Exploitation of the forest is avoided.
- Threatened animal and plant species are spared,.
Japan Tokyo For the Danish Tourist Board in Tokyo, Japan: Sensory training
Germany In Weimar: About Bauhaus: About the first ideas starting in Weimar in the beginning with Anna Amalie Anna Amalia (1739-1807) I was invited to Weimar to make a lecture about Bauhaus as a feature in a fantastic workshop called
Anna Amalie in Weimar . On Carsten borchs site www.idekaptajnen.dk you can read more about theeducation of 24 new Anna Amalies.
Spain Santiago de Compostela Workshop: Dogma furniture: `freedom in design is uninterresting limited freedom is real design` Show/speech about dogmatic architecture and design which influenced me in my work. I took a view on Bauhaus manifest in Weimar and danich dogmatic and nomadic furniture 1960´ in Denmark and explained how those designs influenced me. I opened the workshop with this show.
I wanted to do some furniture with left over wood from the factory MO www.mozoo.es . Glue nails screws and paint was forbidden. We had saws, jigsaws and other tools. All the furniture were in 1:1 And illustrated what happens when you take freedom away from creative persons. "freedom in design is uninteresting limited freedom is real design." The reason to do such a workshop is to find new archetypes. And to make a dogma ( a frame) within you are free. To find new references is to create. And to take a look on the ecological aspect in a workshop like this. The workshop lasted 4 days.
Denmark Copenhagen In the Circus Building with Johannnes Møllehave about “The dream of the good life”
Denmark Copenhagen For Eventforce: The innovative universe
Denmark Copenhagen For Eventforce: A universe of possibilities
Denmark Copenhagen For Trapholt: The good work life
Denmark Copenhagen For LABCOM: Design discussions with Carsten Borch
Denmark Copenhagen at Statens Museum for kunst (Art): Impressionist traces in design
Denmark Copenhagen for the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark: Inspiration method
Denmark Copenhagen for Radisson SAS Royal Hotel: About my daily creative work and how I keep the inspiration.
Denmark in Røddinge Højskole: Inspiration method with a look to food, dance, childhood and design in a long sensuous lecture
Denmark Work shop: Nordic Tapas. Together with Marco Gil for www.vifu.net. To make Spanish tapas out of Danish ingredients found in DK in december and with a aesthetic point of view. We made food on the scene to the audience. See little film about this on my homepage.