Lower East

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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

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Explore the lower east lab

May 12, 2019

Explore, use, rent, visit, enjoy the Lower East Lab Berlin. Our lab, placed centrally in lovely Kreuzberg, works as a design studio, a workshop space, a meeting room, a pop-up gallery, a pop-up dinner space, a co-working space, a work-away-from-home space – you can have talks & gatherings – you can use it as a

glass & ceramics

Teaching & talking

February 18, 2018

We love to teach and talk about how to communicate! Last week the lower east core team went to the Danish island Bornholm to work with the students from the ceramics and glass programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. We met a group of dedicated students eager to learn – and exited to take new steps with

workshop time

Communicate your project

December 11, 2016

Last week we had a 4 days communication workshop with the students from KaosPilot Switzerland team 3 and team 5 in Bern. We had very fine, creative and fruitful days working on ’how to communicate your project – your new and fresh business idea’. The students were developing communication ideas at the same time as they

coaching corners

bring your best ideas

October 25, 2016

New Business is a module based mastery training program over a year for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of new businesses. The training is offered by changels and lower east – and done in collaboration with the KaosPilots Switzerland. Main trainers are Matti Straub-Fischer (head of changels and KaosPilots Switzerland) and Jørgen Smidstrup (communication designer

here & now

new business training

June 1, 2016

The New Business #2 is well up’n runnin’! New Business, where Jørgen Smidstrup from Lower East together with Matti Straub-Fischer from changels and KaosPilots Switzerland are the trainors, is a mastery program for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of new businesses. At the second module in May we were working very concentrated (just see the

new business

A mastery training program

March 27, 2016

Would you like to start your own business in a sustainable and inspiring way? Do you want to make a difference in your own life? Then New Business #2 could be your next step! New Business is a mastery training program of 9 x 3 days over a year. The training is offered by changels and

it’s gonna be fun

Communicating glass and ceramics

February 8, 2016

The rest of the week Lower East will be teaching the students from “The Craft – Glass and Ceramics programme on Bornholm“. We are very much looking forward to work with the students on “how to communicate your project“. The programme is a part of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture,

it’s fun

Working with the students

December 10, 2015

These days we are working with the students from KaosPilots Switzerland Team 4 on HOW TO COMMUNICATE YOUR (UNFINISHED) PROJECT. They create communication strategies, visual identities and other good communication stuff on four different projects; a big markethall with food & art, a big restaurant & community kitchen, a big co-working space combined with art

How to communicate your project

December 12, 2014

Lower East had this week the pleasure to work with the first year students from Team #3 at the KaosPilots Switzerland  – we had four creative, hectic and funny days, where we focused on ‘how do we communicate our project(s)’, ‘how to communicate your business’ and ‘how to communicate your unfinished business’. How do we get people on board in

Zentrum Paul Klee. Bern

September 18, 2012

Right now there are two exhibitions at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Lower East rushed through the museum/kulturhaus, we suddenly had that one extra hour to spend with Meister Paul Klee. The first exhibition, Master Klee! Teacher at the Bauhaus, “is organised in accordance with the 24 chapters of Klee’s teaching. For each chapter a selection

Next Step Bauhaus photo shoot

May 9, 2012

At the Bauhaus workshop at Borups Højskole Copenhagen the students were given an obstruction. They were put together in groups for about two hours and given a photo challenge. The task was to shoot their own interpretation of some of the famous photos of the Bauhaus students. Our students threw themselves into the challenge with

Next step Bauhaus

May 8, 2012

Last week Lower East facilitated a Bauhaus workshop at Borups Højskole Copenhagen in the Next Step class. The students were introduced to the Bauhaus movement by a presentation and a movie about the Bauhaus school. We followed in the footsteps of the famous Bauhaus designers and the Next Step students created amazing work inspired by

Careful Steps

April 16, 2012

Lower East are in Copenhagen these weeks, teaching at Borups Højskole (folk high school). The students at the Next Step, are working on application tasks for the design & architecht schools, for the Mediehøjskole in Copenhagen and for several other creative schools in Oslo, Bergen, Stockholm. Tough and demanding times for the ambitious students, some

Working with students

March 1, 2012

At the wonderful Borups Højskole, a folk high school in Copenhagen, Lower East teaches regularly. This spring at the ‘Next Step’, a pre-qualification class where the students can prepare for and maybe apply to educations such as design schools and architecture schools. In a late February week Jørgen worked with the students in the classic graphic design