Columbia College Chicago

TotemCollective was at Columbia College Chicago from the 10th to 18th October 2009 that entire week conducting workshops and lectures in addition to discussions of design and copyright.

The two worlds of design and copyright have quite many surfaces of contact and rises some interesting questions regarding the world of ideas and their rightful owner, if such a one exists.


- Can you own an idea?

- Where lays the difference between inspiration and copying?

- Which position do we take as designers in a world where everything is being copied?

- How do we survive as designers in a copy-world?

- Are we basically pro or against copy?

- In which way can we make use of copies in our world?

- Can we create designs that people are able to copy without being criminalized?


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