Christopher Schanck (US) + Peter Beaugard (US) + CMoG (US)

Bauhaus on Fire

July 7th – July 17th 2019

Christopher Schanck United States

Detroit-based designer Chris Schanck embraces contradiction in his work, finding a comfortable place between the distinctions of dilapidation and assemblage, individual and collective, industrial and handcraft, romanticism and cynicism. His efforts deviate from the mass-produced, instead reviving mundane materials by transforming them into unique objects of uncommon luxury. Schanck is perhaps best known for his “Alufoil” series, in which industrial and discarded materials are sculpted, covered in aluminum foil and then sealed with resin. Schanck received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Sculpture and an M.F.A in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2011, Schanck moved to Detroit and founded a burgeoning studio over a dozen artists, students and craftsmen.


Peter Beaugard United States

Peter Beaugard is the Head of Brand Strategy at Dooney & Bourke, the third largest handbag company in the US.  In his capacity at Dooney & Bourke, he manages brand strategy, marketing, and creative, Previously, he was an associate professor and department chair for the Art and Design Department at Lawrence Tech University in Detroit, MI.  In addition to teaching at Lawrence Tech, he has taught at the University of Michigan, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Bridgeport. Additionally, he worked for Fahrenheit 212, a leading innovation consulting firm in New York City, and led engagements with Fortune 500 and private equity clients on four continents. Selected clients include Hillshire Brands, Pepsi, Nestle, CitiBank, Pfizer, and Mars.  His writings and presentations on the role of design in contemporary society have been featured in Print Magazine, Salon, National Public Radio, and TedX. He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Bauhaus on Fire

July 7th – July 17th

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The Workshop

This workshop proposes speculative futures within contemporary industrial design. The mechanisms of industrial design are no longer limited to a select few gatekeepers within industry but are becoming available and accessible to almost everyone. As we move away from mass production towards mass customization, designed objects are becoming increasingly tailored to our own personal needs. In this workshop we will explore a future where we are all designers creating for our own idiosyncratic personal tastes and needs.

Working with traditional materials including clay and glass we will undergo a series of both foundational and experimental exercises to explore material specificity, craft, and the connection between designed objects and the human body. Additionally, we will explore user interaction design and the methods through which we encode and imbed meaning into designed objects. This workshop favors an iterative hands-on approach to generating new forms and design typologies with physical materials. From this acquired knowledge, we will create a series of specialized objects that relate to our own unique standards, narratives, rituals, and routines.

Upon completion of this workshop, students will have a portfolio of objects that reflect an understanding of the user-centered design process, demonstrate proficiencies in rapid prototyping in clay and glass, and have an understanding of the future of industrial design in contemporary society.

Featured Partners

The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years.

Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum, on the road, and at sea on Celebrity Cruises) bring the material to life. Daily Make Your Own Glass experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning, NY, includes a year-round glassmaking school, The Studio, and the Rakow Research Library, the world’s preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass.

In 2015, the Museum opened a 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer. The new wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.

Student: €1280 TTC

Normal: €1804 TTC


  • Accommodation & food are included
  • We can accommodate for special catering
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