GDA Summer Sessions 2018 X IS METHOD

Graphic design is shifting away from objectification, to a non-format, non-medium approach to design. Instead of focusing on the graphic design object, this approach is based on designing systems and methodologies that lead to design/design thinking. In this scenario, (graphic) design can be seen as a set of visual, linguistic, social, philosophical, and political tools implemented to a dataset.

The 2018 edition of Summer Sessions will be held at Graphic Design Arnhem’s own homebase in the iconic Rietveld building of the ArtEZ University of Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The Summer Sessions will be devoted to exploring different design methodologies with the goal of re-evaluating and developing of one's own personal methodology. X IS METHOD is not only the theme but also the format of this unique edition of the GDA Summer Sessions.


Catalogtree / Joris Maltha
Coralie Vogelaar
Danny van der Kleij
Donna Verheijden
Jeremy Jansen
Remco van Bladel
Team Thursday
Thomas Castro
More to be announced soon ...


  • The dates for the GDA Summer Sessions 2018 are: Friday 10—24 August 2017.
  • The fee for the GDA Summer Sessions 2018 is €1995 (for students of ArtEZ the fee is $1495)
  • Incl.: tuition, full accommodations at Townhouse 10 B&B in Arnhem, incl. breakfast, studio/equipment access, workshops, excursions, and studio visits.
  • The Summer Sessions is offered for 4 ECTS credits.
  • The application deadline is Friday, 15 June 2018.

 For more application information, and details about the GDA Summer Sessions, please visit the website:
We hope to see you this summer!