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Joint workshop for Design students from HIT and Salzburg, Austria

 
The first day of the academic year had opened with a joint workshop for students from the Industrial Design department at HIT headed by Luka Or and students from the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. The Austrian students were accompanied by Prof. Mag.Dr. Gunther Grall (FH Vice Rector) and Mr. Michael Ebner from the Faculty of Design.
 
Design students from Salzburg with Prof. Yakubov and the  Kazakh Economic-commercial attaché in Israel
Design students from Salzburg with Prof. Yakubov and the Kazakh Economic-commercial attaché in Israel

39 students took part in the 5 day workshop :23 from Austria and 16 from Israel and it consisted of 2 separate workshops: a "Color" workshop headed by designer Na'ama Agassi, graduate of HIT and a "Skills" workshop headed by designer Tal Zur , also a graduate of HIT. The students were divided into several groups which included both Austrian and Israeli students.

At the end of the workshop the students have presented their final products, which were exhibited in the Vitrina gallery at HIT.
 
An exhibition at the Vitrina Gallery of the joint workshop's products
An exhibition at the Vitrina Gallery of the joint workshop's products

One of the interesting works deals with the transition from sketching to a 3D object, where the sketch itself was translated into a 3D object.
 
HIT's CEO presetting the certificates to the students
HIT's CEO and the Head of the Industrial Design Department present the certificates to the students

Another project dealt with the combination of visual memory and drawing, where the students were asked to draw from their memory objects that they have seen outside. Other project dealt with color and the creation of paint, where the students tried to create paints from various sources and used them on various materials such as textile or wax sticks.
 
Some of the products of the joint workshop
Some of the products of the joint workshop
 
Dr. Doris Walter CEO, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, said that it is very impressive to see the final outcome of the workshop and also the  development warm relationship between all students after such a short period of time together. She had expressed her hope to see HIT students in Salzburg and said that in light of the success of this workshop, another group will come again next year to HIT.
She also said that she is certain that this existing collaboration will expand even further.
 
Dr. Einav and the Students Dean's Office with the Salzburg University's CEO
Dr. Einav and the Students Dean's Office with the Salzburg University's CEO
 
During her visit Dr. Walter had met with HIT's Students Dean Office staff, headed by Dr. Yulia Einav Dean of Students, and heard about HIT's model for representing the diverse students' groups on campus, including minorities and students with special needs. Dr. Walter was impressed by the presentation said that she intends to offer the use of this model in her university.
 
Austrian National Day event at the Ambassador's residence
Austrian National Day event at the Ambassador's residence

A small ceremony was held after the completion of the workshop where all the participants were given certificates of attendance as well as a small souvenir from HIT.
In honor of Austria's National Day, which is today, the president and HIT's senior management as well as the students that took part in the workshop, were invited to a special event at the Austrian Ambassadors' private residence in Herzliya.
 
 
 
Published: 26.10.17