During our last week's workshop News Narrations, the students Graphic and Spatial Design of AKV St. Joost jointly designed 'The Newspaper of the Future'. During this program students were asked to develop a speculative newspaper and be journalist for one week.
Practically, we started by scaling up the well-known layout of a newspaper to the size of the classroom. On the first day of the workshop, as a group we set up the whole base grid on the floor with tape. Following, the students have been asked - based on journalistic and current themes - to search for revised and experimental ways to bring the news and fit this within one of the boxes of the grid.
Within the borders of the layout everything was possible, as long as it told the initial story and statement in a proper way. The diversity of final results of the students formed together a unique and spatial outcome. An impression of all works can be found via this website, developed by Manon van de Molengraft.
As part of the workshop, a team of news chefs has been appointed. Four energetic students took care of streamlining processes, organization of the grid and the documentation of its development. Here Immie Lagerweij, Manon van de Molengraft, Sofie Ommert and Merel Visser have made a great contribution.