curso sobre o tempo

curso sobre o tempo

curso sobre o tempo

curso sobre o tempo

curso sobre o tempo

curso sobre o tempo

curso sobre o tempo

“sobre o tempo” (a course on time itself) was a five-week workshop that took place in guaja in the year 2016. the 17 alumni deeply explored our perception and interpretation of time as human beings through a series of talks and interactive experiences.

the speakers themselves were sometimes highly esteemed professionals of given fields — such as astronomy and quantic physics, — but sometimes humble yet very skilled people at what they do, like a ceramics artisan and a recluse cook responsible for cooking the 1st place world-prized best farinha in the world. the experiences led the students through a unique experience, that had its rite of passage marked with mesa: an event designed to make a group achieve an objective with a limited timespan — the students had only two days, as opposed to the default 5!

how can one visually describe time?

the pieces created to promote the course had intercalating text lines, bleeding out titles and other experiments with negative space, as to give the idea of how important time (represented as white space) is important for us.

the doves type

the long lost typeface, sunk for 100 years in the thames river. over a century ago its cases were thrown to the river after the Doves Press’ founders had split their society. recovered in 2014 by robert green and his team of scuba divers, the typeface was digitally restored. the digital font is available online.

it doesn’t need much explanation: the doves type is the typeface that defines “Sobre o Tempo” — its 100 years spent sunk underwater and its late comeback made it the perfect match to describe the course.

white vinyl on marble staircase.

manifesto

a collective effort between the students & the team at mesa, 200 copies of a manifesto that kept the core idea behind the course was written, typeset and printed on the same day, to be given away in order to share the acquired knowledge.

leaflets were risograph printed at entrecampo.