The Azores Discussions: Basel School of Design WBK.
Professsor Wolfgang Weingart and seven alumni of the Basel School of Design’s former Advanced Class for (Weiterbildungsklasse für Grafik, WBK) congregated on the island of São Miguel for five days of reflection and discussion. Each participant was allotted a half-day session to present what they deemed be the integral parts of the Weiterbildung program, including the faculty, curriculum, student interaction and the daily ups and downs of studying in a foreign country.
Discussion topic: Isolation and Integration.
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Reflection compiled by Susan Knapp with statements from Mr. Weingart’s distinguished essay Where are the Visual Communication Departments Going? (published in Kurt: HGK Basel 03, Birkhäuser, 2004):