THE PUBLIC SCHOOL is a school with no curriculum. At the moment, it operates as follows: first, classes are proposed by the public (I want to learn this or I want to teach this); then, people have the opportunity to sign up for the classes (I also want to learn that); finally, when enough people have expressed interest, the school finds a teacher and offers the class to those who signed up.
The class structure would be roughly as follows:
- A brief introduction to the concept of Fictional Entrepreneurship, it’s relevance in today’s culture, and examples of fictional business.
- Concept / Ideation time (think tank). As a class, we will all work togetehr to come up with a loose premise for the company (i.e. a tea store!)
- Break into groups / mini teams. The teams are as follows:
- Business Plan Design Team: What does this company’s business plan look like? Is it a series of drawings? Is it a collage? Is it written?
- Brand Identity Team: What is the name of this company? How does it present itself to the world? Why does it do it that way?
- Products / Services Team: What does this company do / make?
- Marketing Team: How does this company differ from others? How does it get the word out?
- Reconvene as a class and make presentations.
- Return to small groups, revise, and finish.
- The result: a business: potentially critical, definitely wacky.
If you are interested in the class, please sign up, and if you are interested in this workshop being taught at your venue, contact me leaving a comment here or emailing me directly @ email@example.com.
In other news, this Saturday is the opening of MADE UP at the Art Center College of Design featuring a diverse group of artists and designers within the Design Fiction realm. The show should be fabulous, I know for a fact -