Workshop for teenagers «A different perspective»

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Programme leader of ArtsCool Digital Design Dan Smith will teach teenagers to look differenttly at the city at the workshop within Moscow Urban Forum 2017 Community Fest programme.

If you live anywhere long enough you get used to it and start taking it for granted. When you travel somewhere new you see all kinds of interesting and different things. I first noticed this after living in Moscow for a few years, on my return to London for a short break I started looking at buildings and urban spaces I had seen a thousand times before in a different way.

I always look at Moscow with a sense of curiosity as there are a lot of places I am still discovering. I want to look at techniques of seeing where you live in a different way, to look at it with fresh eyes. I want to show you how the mundane can become the outstanding. We will discuss introducing objects that look out of place into a composition, or just seeing patterns maybe others have missed.

Through the lens of a camera, video camera or mobile phone, your neighbourhood has never been more interesting and unusual. If you are brave enough to overcome the 5 minutes of embarrassment of lying in the middle of the pavement to get the perfect angle of a building, or standing on a park bench to get a higher view of a beautiful pavement pattern then you have taken your first step to seeing the world in a different way.

Whether you are a Vlogger, Instagrammer or smartphone photographer, we will discuss ways to see something amazing in the very normal. Start telling stories with your images with different angles and different perspectives.

It’s no good just scrolling through Instagram to see what type of images are popular and trying to recreate these. Stop following trends and start creating new never before seen images. It’s hard to do this but it is much more satisfying.

Dan Smith, 

ArtsCool Digital Design porgramme leader


The workshop will be conducted in English with translation. 

Although it is generally teenagers oriented, there are no age restrictions. The workshop requires participants to have a phone camera.


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Preliminary registration is needed


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