Workshop and Creative Residency

Madrid (Spain), 16-20 November 2020

“Puppets & the New Domestic Narrative”


European Institute on Design (IED) of Madrid, partner of the european project “Puppets and Design”, organizes the Workshop and Creative Residency “Puppets & the New Domestic Narrative”.

The program consists of two parts: A Creative Residency with two inspirational talks and a Workshop where students must put into practice the knowledge acquire during the residency.
The Creative residency New Puppets Narrativity will be designed following a series of talks and meetings inviting experts from different areas:
  • New narrative in contemporary Design and scenography,
  • New narrative for puppeteering, culture, techniques and typologies,
  • Digital production -sound and Animation-.
The Workshop Puppets and the new domestic narrative will last five days and will be tutored by the Italian designer Luca Hugo Brucculeri, ephemeral designer based in Barcelona. During the workshop we will:
  • work on the hybridization between traditional design techniques and artisan creation – handmade – of puppets and marionettes, with the design of animated digital environments and sounds for the creation of a work of “Hybrid” scenery and characters.
  • investigate other ways of designing stories with common objects, how, by transforming them into puppets, we can bring them to life, and what would happen if all this happened in the “new normality”, with a new narrative. Thus, we will see the historical evolution of the puppets until the last examples that have emerged in the current pandemic.
  • learn to understand both the narrative function and the theatrical function of contemporary design objects.
  • go to work to create our little characters and their stories, ending in a hybrid show open to the public, without borders, thanks to the digital tools that have spread in our current scenario.

There will also be two Master Classes on design and narrative of puppets and marionettes, and on animation and applied sound, taught respectively by the Slovenian Visual and puppets Designer, Špela Trobec, and the Italian-Spanish independent film producer, Zampanò

The workshop and creative residency will take place at the IED Innovation Lab in Madrid (Spain), from 16 to 20 November 2020.
Eight students among the 4 disciplines:
  • Interiors
  • Fashion
  • Product
  • Visual.
IED Madrid, Palacio de Altamira Flor Alta 8 28004 Madrid;
+34 91 448 04 44

Take a look at the results produced by the Workshop

LOOKING FOR HANDS from IED Madrid on Vimeo.