Featured Designers

Pierre Marchand

Scribus

Pierre refuses labels: he is not a programmer, nor cartographer or artist. Or maybe he is all at once? In the last few years, Pierre contributed to the development of major Free Software projects such as the Scribus desktop publishing software. He is projectleader of FontMatrix, a font management system initiated in 2007. He works on the duo Fonzie-Nancy, a scan-to-font application that allows a font based on several "drawings" by nature and recently LiteralDraw, an application that allows the exploration of the relation between drawing and code.

Alexandre Leray

Open Source Publishing

The Unix(-like) operating system standard streams, allowing commands to be chained together to produce original programs. It shows our interest for programming, for the GNU/Linux operating system and Free software in general. But moreover it reflects our interest for language, and how the latter is a tension between existing standards and new meanings. We've been trained as classical graphic designers in the Valence school of Fine ArtsFR from 2004 to 2006, where we developed a strong interest in media and writing theory. In 2009, we graduated from the MA Media Design course of the Piet Zwart Institute in RotterdamNL. We strengthen our research and theory practice along developing our programming skills to apply them to graphic design.

Stéphanie Vilayphiou

Open Source Publishing

Unix(-like) operating system standard streams, allowing commands to be chained together to produce original programs. It shows our interest for programming, for the GNU/Linux operating system and Free software in general. But moreover it reflects our interest for language, and how the latter is a tension between existing standards and new meanings. We've been trained as classical graphic designers in the Valence school of Fine ArtsFR from 2004 to 2006, where we developed a strong interest in media and writing theory. In 2009, we graduated from the MA Media Design course of the Piet Zwart Institute in RotterdamNL. We strengthen our research and theory practice along developing our programming skills to apply them to graphic design.

Pierre Huyghebaert

Head of Digital Technology at Vietnam Press Holdings

Pierre Huyghebaert studied visual communication, typography and animation. In twenty years, he developed several practices around graphic design: co-founder of the type design label Hammerfonts, free-lancer and art director in various studios, co-founder of the studio Mind The Gap in Beirut (Lebanon) in 1993 with Karl Bassil, working in duo with the illustrator/photographer/cartoon publisher Vincent Fortemps mainly for the Belgian cultural world. After founding Normal, a non-profit association, he currently drives his own studio Speculoos alongside with the book designer Alexia de Visscher. They share Speculoos as a way to express their common conceptual processes and their interest for the ready- made. They see it as a structure dedicated to the development of specialized but eclectic projects in such fields as web interface, cartography, typographical creation, schematic illustration, software development management and book design. Since 2003, Pierre also teaches book design and complex visualization projects at the Digital Arts section of La Cambre art school in Brussels. He collaborates with visual artists, including Honoré d’O, Patrick Corillon, Vincent Meessen.

OpenDesignWeeks, April, 2-10, Ho Chi Minh City

  • Monday, April 2 Visit of universities in HCMC

    Meeting students and giving presentations and introduction of software tools for designers

  • Tuesday, April 3 Workshops with students and designer labs visits

    Workshop sessions and visits to designer labs and companies in HCMC

  • Wednesday, April 4 Workshops with students and designer labs visits

    Workshop sessions / Visit to designer labs and companies in HCMC

  • Thursday, April 5 Workshops with students and designer labs visits

    Workshop sessions / Visit to designer labs and companies in HCMC

  • Friday, April 6 Workshops with students and designer labs visits

    Workshop sessions / Visit to designer labs and companies in HCMC

  • Saturday, April 7 Workshops with students and designer labs visits

    Workshop sessions / Visit to designer labs and companies in HCMC

  • Sunday, April 8 Workshops with students and trip to Mekong Delta and Can Tho City

    Workshop sessions / Visit to designer labs and companies in HCMC

Open Design Weeks, April 9-15, 2012, Can Tho City

  • Monday, April 9 Opening with VIP guests

    1:00 PM Opening

  • Tuesday, April 10 Workshops and discussions

    9:00AM-5:00PM Libre Graphics and Open Source Design Workshops and Sessions

  • Wednesday, April 11 Workshops and discussions

    9:00AM-5:00PM Libre Graphics and Open Source Design Workshops and Sessions

  • Thursday, April 12 Workshops and discussions

    9:00AM-5:00PM Libre Graphics and Open Source Design Workshops and Sessions

  • Friday, April 13 Workshops and discussions

    9:00AM-5:00PM Libre Graphics and Open Source Design Workshops and Sessions

  • Saturday, April 14 Workshops and discussions

    9:00AM-5:00PM Libre Graphics and Open Source Design Workshops and Sessions

  • Sunday, April 15 Workshops and discussions

    9:00AM-5:00PM Libre Graphics and Open Source Design Workshops and Sessions

Mekong Open Design Maker Camps & Exhibition

  • Friday, April 6, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Maker Camp Saigon

    Public presentations of design work, ideas and software used in todays Free Culture community and ideas for sharing. Location: University of Fine Arts, Đại học Mỹ thuật Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, 05 Phan Dang Luu, Dist. Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City, Web: www.hcmufa.edu.vn

  • Friday, April 13, 9:00AM-5:00PM Maker Camp Mekong

    Public presentations of design work, ideas and software produced during the Open Design Weeks 2012 Vietnam. Location: MBM Workspace, 93 Mau Than, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu Dist, Can Tho City

  • Friday, April 6, 8:00PM Exhibition Opening

    Opening of the Open Design Exhibition featuring free artworks from designers across the globe. Libre Graphics Artworks including Free Fonts, Posters, Comics and Books on display at district 1 in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Open Source Design Paintings, Inkscape Art, Map art and Libre Art books at FOSSASIA Open Design Exhibition in Saigon. Location: Trung Nguyen Cafe, 19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist. 1, HCMC, Web: www.trungnguyen.com.vn

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  • Meet Artists and Designers at the Exhibition

    The Open Design Weeks Exhibition takes place at the Saigon Art Cafe in Ho Chi Minh city. Afterwards the exhibition will be moved to Hotel Xoai in Can Tho permanently.

  • Open Source Publishing

    OSP (Open Source Publishing) is an interdisciplinary and international collective based in Brussels, Belgium that uses only Free, Libre and Open Source Software (F/LOSS). Since 2006, OSP tests the possibilities and realities of doing design, illustration, cartography and typography using a wide range of F/LOSS tools. We realise that modifying and expanding the tools we are working with, while engaging deeper with the communities that develop them, change both our practice and the designs we are creating.

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A little more about the Open Design Weeks

The Open Design Weeks were organized by FOSSASIA in Vietnam as part of our efforts to promote Free/Libre design practices and share tools and best practices with designers in Asia. An Open Design track is also taking place at the annual FOSSASIA Summit.

Organizers

Hong Phuc Dang

FOSSASIA Founder

Mario Behling

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Events are taking place in the Mekong-Delta Vietnam.