OFFF Festival

3. November 2022

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‘Fake it ’till you make it’, some say. ‘Pretend and invent’, ‘copy and paste’. The idea: By dressing like, speaking like or acting like others, we will ultimately find the confidence to do our own thing. The problem: If we imitate for too long, if we copy too much, we run the risk of losing our own identity. That’s why every Instagram account looks exactly the same. But with an ongoing war in Europe and with millions under attack, the strategy fulfills another purpose altogether: Protection. Taken from the animal world, camouflage is often the best way to survive in extreme circumstances.

But what does great design have to do with any of this? Well, the best designers find the right balance between imitation and origination. They do their own thing, while not being afraid to draw on what others have already created. And they know that sometimes, imitation can literally save lives. At the OFFF DACH 2022—“Camouflage”, we will bring together the best designers from East and West to discuss what we can learn while imitating and copying. And we will ask them why it’s sometimes necessary to hide – even if it’s in plain sight.

Join us on November 3, 2022 live on offf.media!

OFFF SPEAKERS 2021

Mucho

DESIGN STUDIO

Supero

GRAPHIC DESIGN AGENCY

Rachel Denti

GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR

Tina Touli

COMMUNICATION DESIGNER

Usted

DESIGN STUDIO

Craig Black

INDEPENDANT DESIGNER

KR8 bureau

CREATIVE AGENCY

Hyperfocus

DESIGN STUDIO

Studio Elastik & Katalin Hanappi

VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDIO

Responsive Spaces

STUDIO FOR DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Carolin Wanitzek

INSTALLATION ARTIST

Bildwerk

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIO

OFFF Daily

Studio Elastik & Katalin Hanappi

OFFF TALK Vienna VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDIO

Studio Elastik’s founder Constantin Demner and filmmaker Katalin Hanappi have created a nomadic working lifestyle, spending half of the year travelling and working abroad. Now they embark on yet another mission – working from a tiny sailboat, just big enough to shelter the two. Constantin Demner established Studio Elastik as a nomadic design studio long before dislocated work became a thing. Besides running the studio with an international client list, Constantin lectures at the Digital Arts Department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna — die Angewandte. Katalin Hanappi is a documentary film director and photographer in the fields of science, adventure and nature. Her work has taken her across Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Europe. She is accustomed to filming in the most far flung of locations, with wild animals and ambitious set-ups.

Studio Elastik & Katalin Hanappi

Website Studio Elastik

Webseite Katalin Hanappi