June 15, 2012

Escola São Paulo: workshop with Li Edelkoort and call for applications April–July 2012

Escola São Paulo
Sabine Pigalle and Marie Taillefer, 2010.*

On July 4 and 5, Lectures with Li Edelkoort: an expert in trend research and founder of Trend Union, elected by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 most influential Design personalities, Li Edelkoort will be heading a workshop focused on the study of market trends and the creative process.

July 4
7pm: General Trend for Fashion Design – Fall/Winter 2013–14
Romanticism, a concept strongly explored by artists, poets, musicians, and thinkers, as an intellectual reference and the new trends that will characterize our future.

8:40pm: Well-Being Beauty – Material Nature
Concepts of well-being, lifestyle, and beauty, inspired by our planet’s natural resources and the reconnection between man and nature’s resources in an intuitive way.

July 5
7pm: Inspirations for Patterns and Motif – Fall/Winter 2013–14
The importance of patterns in fashion and decor. The central topic will be around romanticism, the importance of the contact with nature and lifestyle in the country, local economy, folk art, old fashion behavior, and authenticity.

8:40pm: Spatial Extension: new trends in architecture and design
The new directions on architectural thought and the use of spaces in the contemporaneity, and the social phenomena that guides architecture and design.

Call for applications
Escola São Paulo is currently accepting applications for August–December courses, 2012/2013. We invite you to become part of a global community of artists and thinkers noted for their diverse, provocative, and innovative work.

Intensive Course in Fashion: from development to management
August 6, 2012 to December 6, 2013
Monday–Friday, 8–11:20am or 7:20–10:40pm

1 Semester in Management of the Cultural and Creative Enterprise
August 13–December 10
Mondays, 7:30–10:30pm

1 Semester in Fashion Journalism
August 9–November 22
Thursdays, 7:30–10:30pm

1 Semester in Art Direction for Movies
September 10–December 12
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30–10:30pm

1 Semester in Documentary
August 4–December 8
Saturdays, 2:30–5:30pm

1 Semester in Documentary: Practice and Theory
March 2–July 29
Fridays, 7:30–10:30pm / Saturdays, 3–6pm

1 Semester in Fashion Journalism: Writing and Style
March 2–July 6
Fridays, 7:30–10:30pm

1 Semester in Photography: Theory and practice
March 12–July 2
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30–10:30pm

1 Semester of Trend Research and Cool-Hunting (Night course)
August 15–November 28
Wednesdays, 7:30–10:30pm

1 Semester of Trend Research and Cool-Hunting (Day course)
August 14–December 4
Tuesdays, 8–11am

1 Semester of Design: Actuality, foundation and historical examples
March 1–June 28
Tuesdays, 7:30–10:30pm

For application details, please visit
For additional information, please contact the School Director Isabella Prata [email protected].

About Escola São Paulo
Founded in 2006, Escola São Paulo is a multidisciplinary school with a continued education purpose, connected to the needs of the contemporary world. We have a great array of activities that focus on innovation and the proximity of content and the job market, offering courses, workshops, and lectures on: design, cinema, photography, visual arts, architecture, gastronomy, cultural/business management, literature, fashion, media, music, contemporary thought, cool-hunting/research, and entrepreneurship.

*Image above:
Photos by Sabine Pigalle and Marie Taillefer.


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