Award winning education project working with and supporting graduates

onedotzero's cascade programme aims to promote collaboration and convergence amongst young people, students and graduates from different creative disciplines to test and respond to the creative opportunities offered by cross-disciplinary working and new technologies. Cascade is a scalable, flexible model of creative experiential education.

Education Partnerships
Delivered in partnership with highly respected practitioners from across the cultural and creative industries including architecture, interiors, moving image, graphic design, interactive design and illustration, the cascade programme offers inspiration and insight, practical advice and first-hand experience of multi-disciplinary project development in an intensive 5-7 day workshops, creating a unique and diverse network for young creative's for their own future collaboration.

onedotzero_cascade aims to develop a new model for innovation creative learning across diverse disciplines to foster personal and professional development. It challenges traditional models, processes and formats, and encourages innovation, exploration, open participation, and cooperative and the development of new and exciting ways of creative thinking and working.

onedotzero_cascade d+ad academy 2011
onedotzero joined d+ad for their creative bootcamp 2011, as part of the graduate academy - a unique and intense programme of personal and professional development for 100 recent graduates. onedotzero produced a condensed version of cascade for the creative bootcamp, which took place at the rochelle school, london. the camp provided a space for testing career aspirations and learning about the practicalities of making it in the industry. graduates of various creative disciplines were brought together to work on challenging tasks and briefs. there were also presentations from creative innovators, screening events and onedotzero presentations. at the end of an energetic week, 50 finalists went on to gain a paid placement in industry, with the other attendees connected to opportunity through the d+ad talent section of the website.

onedotzero_cascade beijing 2011
december 2011 saw the launch of the millennium monument museum of digital arts [cmoda] in beijing - china’s first comprehensive art center specialized in digital arts. to open with maximum impact, cmod  invited onedotzero to present a scintillating selection of installations, screening programmes, live audiovisual performance and an education programme. onedotzero siezed the opportunity to collaborate with cmoda and tailor the onedotzero_cascade programme for 60 of beijing’s top young creatives. working with local universities and companies, participants included design students, young creatives and industry practitioners. onedotzero teamed up with kin design to lead three days of workshops exploring the idea of collaboration. working in small multidisciplinary teams, the emphasis was on drawing inspiration, gaining new perspectives and learning new skills and design languages to successfully form and champion one single and strong idea. international artists lab212, field and antivj who featured in the av@ar exhibition also delivered inspiring presentations, showcasing their practice and working with the student groups to develop their ideas.

onedotzero_cascade london 2011  
onedotzero teamed up with Red Gallery to host the fourth annual onedotzero_cascade. 40 of the most promising UK and international graduates from 16 creative disciplines participated in the five-day workshop. the graduates were introduced to some of onedotzero’s most innovative partners, creators and featured artists from its annual onedotzero_adventures in motion festival including industry experts from kin design, mother london, guardian digital and spring project. after working in small multi-disciplinary teams to tackle a brief set by onedotzero’s director Shane Walter, the outcomes were presented in front of the festival audience at the BFI Southbank. the two winning ideas were awarded £1,000 each by cascade partner ideas tap to enable the teams to continue to work on the development and creation of their idea together. the presentations were followed by the onedotzero_cascade symposium which focused on equipping young creatives to start up on their own, get a job, and understand industry expectations of them, examining alternative paths to those of education or agency life. design activist wayne hemingway set the agenda in his keynote speech and the issues were debated by an eminent panel comprising forward-thinking tutors, seasoned practitioners and newer collectives. chaired by lynda relph-knight, design writer and consultant, panelists included: james hilton, co-founder of akqa, will hudson, director of it’s nice that, olwen moseley of cardiff university + director of the cardiff design festival, mark bailey, multidisciplinary design innovator and max frommeld, product designer.

onedotzero_cascade empac usa 2010
onedotzero ran the first stateside installment of cascade during the onedotzero_adventures in motion festival with venue partners experimental media + performing arts center [empac] . situated on the campus of rensselaer polytechnic institute [rpi], empac is dedicated to providing a space where the arts,sciences, and technology interact with and influence each other by using the same facilities. the cascade format was tailored for rpi students from new media theory, animation and typography classes. a series of educational artist exchanges with local artists benton-c bainbridge, jeff crouse and reid farrington encouraged the students to develop projects as part of their coursework. the resulting projects were presented in a cascade educational presentation. the presentations were critiqued by a specially selected panel including: joanie lermercier [antivj], kathleen forde [curator, empac], blair neal [rpi graduate] and shane walter [director, onedotzero]. a professional and confident group of students presented their concepts, problems and successes which prompted energetic audience participation. 

onedotzero_cascade 2009
in 2009, 40 graduates from 17 different disciplines took part in the second onedotzero_cascade at squint opera’s doodlebar in battersea. over 6 days, the students were joined by 9 professional practitioners from leading digital organisations such as greyworld, squint opera, moving brands and arduino.

they presented inspirational talks in the morning and worked with the groups in the afternoon to develop their concepts. each group documented the whole process through blogs. the project concluded with a presentation day of debate and discussion at the onedotzero_ adventures in motion festival at the bfi southbank, london in september 2009. 

to watch footage from onedotzero_cascade 2009 visit our vimeo channel.

onedotzero_cascade london 2008
in 2008 over 8 days, students from a variety of creative disciplines, different universities, colleges, schools and ages took part in the first onedotzero_cascade. the brief asked the participants to be inspired and to respond to the work of onedotzero and jason bruges studio.

teams were formed to collaborate and create a concept which rethinks our city and the environment we inhabit, and how it could be positively affected by their proposed work. the result: 8 days, 80 students, 10 disciplines, 11 professional practitioners, 2 film crews and lots of mucky plaster concluding with a day of activity, debate and discussions at the bfi southbank, london in november 2008.

to watch footage from onedotzero_cascade 2008 visit our vimeo channel.