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Neon Moiré Newsletter #256 — The Best Design and Creativity Events in July and August, 2023 ☀️

Your weekly design event guide.

Check out our recommended events.


🤩 This Week’s Picks

📅 Thursday, 6 to Friday, 7 July 2023
📍 Osea Island, UK
OffGrid is an ideas festival aimed at those working in the creative industries. It is 48 hours on an island, 300 people, 12 speakers, talks, workshops, discussions, food, music, fires and big skies.

📅 Sunday 9 July 2023
📍 New York, USA
This annual event showcases the best creative editorial projects, with speakers from across the magazine spectrum sharing their work.

Explore all upcoming events on neonmoire.com/events

🎆 July

Do Wales
📅 Tuesday, 11 to Friday, 14 July 2023
📍 Wales, United Kingdom
Three life-changing days. Register for 2024

letterspace #41 | Victor Brangolo
📅 Wednesday 12 July, 7-9pm CEST
📍 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Letterspace will end its season with a festive launch of the Oedipus Alphabet Universe. In the last year, Victor Brangolo – Head of Colors at Oedipus Brewing — has been digitizing his brush lettering into a variable font. With the assistance of Edgar Walthert, the letters have come to life and might even start mutating in a future state. Join letterspace for a hot summer evening with delicious craft beers, eclectic tunes by DJ Olaf and a colorful presentation.

Nice Work x Fiasco
📅 Wednesday 12 July, 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
📍 Online
In this edition of the Right Aligned masterclass series you will be joined by the team at Fiasco Design and exploring their recent brand identity for Eat Curious. As a business Eat Curious are on a mission to help everyone discover new ways to eat healthy and delicious plant-based food.

Integrating Sustainability in Product Design
📅 Thursday 13 July 2023
📍 Online and Free
The Fountain Institute presents on July 13 2023, Integrating Sustainability in Product Design. Gain Insights and tips for integrating sustainability into your design work. 

Porto Design Summer School
📅 Monday 17 to Saturday 29 July 2023
📍 Porto, Portugal
Porto Design Summer School is an international two-week editorial design course in Porto, PortugalParticipants from around the world, aged between 20 and 50, have gathered in Porto every year since 2013 to take part in a two-week course that focuses on editorial design. They bring with them different cultural perspectives, experiences, and skills. Some at the beginning of their design careers, want to expand their knowledge, while others, as professionals, want to break their routines and refresh. Whatever the reason, this coming together in new surroundings establishes a group dynamic in which each participant is able to extract relevance and meaning while being guided through a common set of course tasks by a team of established international designers.

Feral Drifting with Lonja Wetlands
📅 Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 July 2023
📍Jasenovac, Croatia
A workshop by the Open Forest Collective, organized as part of the discursive program of the Croatian Pavilion – Same as it Ever Was at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. 

Spotlight A.I.
📅 Thursday 27 July 2023
A full-day of talks on the implications and possibilities of A.I. for the digital creative industry.

🍉 August

FWB Fest
📅 Friday, 4 August to Sunday, 6 August 2023
📍 Idyllwild, USA
FWB FEST is an intimate and immersive festival where digital culture and nature harmonize to create a utopic community experience, for one weekend only.

Naive Yearly
📅 Friday, 11 August, 2023
📍Copenhagen, Denmark
Naive Yearly gathers people who expand what the web is and can be: artists, designers, educators, developers, writers and organizers who avoid nostalgia and technological utopias but use the internet and open protocols to invite us to see the world anew in the present tense.

Trojan Horse Summer Retreat
📅 Monday 14 to Monday 21 August 2023
📍 Bengtsår, Finland
In 2023 the Trojan Horse Summer event takes the form of a self sustained summer retreat. They hope to create a space where individuals can unwind, forge meaningful connections, and openly share 👋 their questions and challenges. The retreat allows space to 🦦relax, 🌦spend time together in an immersive week-long program that embraces experimentation and fosters a deep understanding of care, collectivism, and shared knowledge.

Summer School: Blow up/Blow out
📅 Tuesday 15 to Thursday 24 August 2023
📍 Breda, Netherlands
Looking forward for an inspiring and fun summer? During the third Graphic Matters Summer School you will develop (new) skills, make friends and meet design greats. You don’t want to miss this!

Berlin Commercial
📅 Monday, 21 to Friday, 25 August 2023
📍 Berlin, Germany
Operating in the tension between film and lifestyle, creative culture and mainstream: With the annual conference, networking events and year-round curation Berlin Commercial brings together the right people and companies from the commercial filmmaking industry and gives form to visions and careers.

Mutek Montreal
📅 Tuesday, 22 to Sunday, 27 August 2023
📍 Montreal, Canada
MUTEK is a Montreal-based festival dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. Its central platform is an annual five-day event in Montreal that takes place in late August. Alongside the Montreal edition, MUTEK also hosts international versions of its festival.

International Design Conference
📅 Wednesday, 23 to Friday, 25 August 2023
📍 New York City, USA 🇺🇸
A celebration of the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design

The Conference
📅 Tuesday, 29 to Wednesday, 30 August 2023
📍 Malmö, Sweden 🇸🇪
The Conference is a two-day conference where curious minds from all over the world meet to delve further into the promises and pitfalls of digital development and the human and machine relationship. Over two days we explore the complexity of systems. The micro and macro of it all. Societal changes. Niche trends. Human behavior. Art and culture. The future and the past. Stuff like that. The sessions are carefully curated to help you connect the dots between the widespread topics. They also run a parallel side event program with workshops, food, masterclasses and festivities from which you can customize your own experience.

👋 Too many links?! I created a calendar file with all upcoming events. Get it here

🍿 Watch Back 


Gene Kogan – Machine Learning for Creatives from The Conference 2017

"You can’t formally define creativity."

The scientific fields aren’t the only ones rapidly getting used to the thought of applying AI within their practices. Artist and Programmer Gene Kogan talks about how you as a professional within fields of technology, culture, and art, can apply machine learning in your work. Whether it is generating 3-d models, images, music, text, or video; machine learning and artificial intelligence can make it possible.

The Conference 2023 takes place August 29 and 30 in Malmö, Sweden.
Get your ticket today.

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