ABOUT POSSIBLE STUDIO
What & why
Possible Studio facilitates workshops and adventures joining environmental connection with designing & making. We grow creative confidence in the extraordinary setting of Green School in Bali, Indonesia. From classroom to boardroom to cabinet office, leading voices are calling for creative confidence and collaboration as what we need to meet complex challenges in a wobbly future. At Possible Studio we tap our natural ecosystem, our diverse community and all our talents to practice designing & making together.
Where is Possible Studio?
Possible Studio has the run of the campus of the pioneering Green School, an environment of iconic bamboo architecture in a rainforest setting by the Ayung river. This provides us a phenomenal natural studio without walls, in which we create wherever the adventure takes us. Our base camp is in Green Camp’s Yurt Village, where living in a truly sustainable way means we start each day with both feet planted outside the box.
Register or say hello
Possible Studio is open to senior high school, undergraduate and postgraduate groups, however please contact us to discuss how our programs might work for you. Possible Studio itineraries are shaped in collaboration with group leaders and faculties. A tailored and meaningful experience is a given! Register or say hello by emailing email@example.com
WORKSHOPS AND ADVENTURES
Design Think Camp
In this workshop participants step out of their comfort zone, into a game-changing space and local shoes to quickly create solutions to real-world challenges identified in the community. Though the focus is local the challenges connect to wider systemic issues such as transport, education, food and energy. The adventure leads along a design thinking roadmap through overlapping stages of discovery, modelling, defining, ideating, prototyping and evolving. Participants make use of a proprietary set of tools and methods for utilising their creative strengths to learn from the environment, get attuned to people and their needs, unpack complex challenges, and create collaboratively.
Design Think Camp includes a weekend occupation of the school’s most inspiring spaces and daily sessions adding to a collaborative weblog – check out the story told with participants from Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic in our pilot program.
Green Makers Workshop
Green School’s always-evolving architecture and holistic design hinges on a combination of visionaries, specialists and the tacit know-how of craftsmen. This workshop brings participants together with expert facilitators and some of Bali’s most gifted artisans to participate in design & build projects (including prototypes taken forward from Design Think Camp). Current provision is for students in engineering, architecture and spatial design, product design and communication design.
Bali has been a place of study and exploration for foreign proponents of sustainable design, not least Buckminster Fuller and Victor Papanek who lived on the island and drew inspiration from traditional building and craft tied to nature, human scale and spiritual life. Our longer programs can connect with their stories.
Social problem makers
This program is a collaboration between Possible Studio and Y HUB, a new centre of excellence for non-profits and social enterprises solving some of Bali’s toughest health and education problems. The journey will provide participants with an immersive experience in social changemaking and the opportunity to join non-profit leaders, their staff, volunteers and beneficiaries out in the field. Interspersed studio sessions for both participants and non-profit teams deliver training in media skills and deep enquiry methods to capture and reflect on the social problem being tackled.
Facilitators coach participants as they call on documentary, storytelling and visualisation techniques to creatively frame, construct and present their studied social problem to the non-profit team and to an international audience – reflecting and forwarding the organization’s mission. Participants emerge with an awareness of how they can contribute to communities at home or abroad through the mindset they bring.