Ghost Project – New value

As part of the Mikser Festival 2021, which this year, under the slogan Embrace, will take place from 26 to 28 May in the natural environment of the Zornić House complex, Mikser and the Scout Association of Serbia, with the support of the Faculty of Forestry, organize a design camp and invite young authors to apply for the three-day workshop Ghost Project: New value, for creating sustainable solutions for living in nature, using discarded secondary materials.

Mikser Festival encourages young designers to respond with their innovative solutions to the increased need to stay in nature and translate their experiences into projects that will reduce waste in our environment, giving it new use-value and contributing to raising awareness of the impact of consumerism and waste on the environment, on the importance of circular design for its preservation, after a year of great slowdown caused by the global pandemic.

The subject of the workshop is the design and implementation of functional prototypes of objects that have use-value for life in nature, with the use of discarded materials – spent wooden pallets as basic and waste collected in the vicinity of Zornić house as supplementary material, to use all their attributes to make objects that can be used outdoors.

During the workshop, the selected participants will be accommodated in the camp where their hosts and mentors will be members of the Scout Association of Serbia who will teach them the skills needed for camping in nature, and in addition to Marko Ivošević and Jelena Košarić from the Scout Association of Serbia Volker Albus, design critic and curator from Germany, Jelena Matić prof. at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Kristina Cvejanov, waste expert, doc. Madlena Dašić from Metropolitan University…

The New Value workshop is part of the Ghost Project, which is an international platform for talented individuals in the field of industrial design. The project was initiated in 2006, as a small local exhibition, to grow into one of the largest regional talents shows in the field of design in the following years, and then into a place of exchange of knowledge, skills, and ideas among young designers and creators of other creative disciplines.