As spring is gathering momentum, we thought the time was ripe for a new Urban Crafts co-creation weekend. The crafters assembled in Antwerp with a mission: creating crisp and fresh ideas in collab with Urban’s Crafts’ partner Hello bank! Belgium.

 

Jungles, captain Iglo-concepts, moving closets, an extraordinary vending machine, silent concerts and interactive floor windows. You name it, we had it. After two days of brainstorming, designing, sketching and selling, the crafters presented a considarable amount of crazy though achievable shop/vitrine/expo concepts for Hello bank!, Hello Crowd! and Urban Crafts.

 

The strenght of the co-creation weekends is the merging of the different crafts and skills. Crafters share their knowledge of graphic design, wood working, interactive installations, robotics, audio-art, etc. It makes for a very energizing atmosphere of passion, networking, fun and rock’n’roll.

 

By the end of the weekend, the teams had scribbled over a hundred post-its, they had sketched a brand new world of funny designs and they were ready to pitch one polished concepts to a unbiased jury. To top things of, CTRL copy organised a screen printing initiation in his workplace.

 

We didn’t get much sleep, but we’re all set for the next edition. See you there!