International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI)

The International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI) 2019 will comprise of the Individual Project and the Team Collaboration Project. The Individual Project is a source of personal pride to invitees which should result in varying national interpretations of the theme “Change” and a widely diverse range of projects. The Team Collaboration Project is an exercise in international collaboration, support and an opportunity for invitees to interact with peers and Team Leaders to shine. Team Austria, as the host country representative, will demonstrate the essence of Austrian craftsmanship and introduce a variety of local timber species from their project to the public. In addition, the involvement in the Stockmuehle Reconstruction Project and cross-program collaboration are going to be highlights of the IYAFMI and an extraordinary experience for all invitees.

 

To be eligible to participate, Invitees must have a Date of Birth after 21 March 1994.

Individual Project

The Individual project is a source of personal pride to Invitees which will result in varying national interpretations of the theme “Change” and a widely diverse range of projects. 16 first time invitees are supplied material to their own timber cutting list although the issued species may differ from Invitee to Invitee. Specifying and exchanging materials to accommodate colour contrasts is a possibility. Applications for Invitation require a paragraph on how the applicant interprets the theme “Change” in their design.

Teams Collaboration Project

The Teams Collaboration project is an exercise in international collaboration, support and an opportunity for Invitees to interact with peers and Team Leaders to shine. The 16 first time Invitees are divided into 4 teams and each team is assigned a Team Leader. Team Leaders are given the freedom to specify the material that their team will be using, ensuring that Team projects are noticeably different to the Individual projects. Emphasis on equal input from Leaders and Invitees will be increased. Team Leaders must supply a paragraph on their interpretation of the theme.
Collaborative teams will be selected and advised as quickly as possible and pre-event contact, discussion and collaboration will be via a Facebook page which will be established shortly.

Team Austria

In a World Wood Day first, a team of skilled and supportive past participants in IYAFMI will be selected to represent our host country. The team has benefitted from previous involvement and have risen to prominence on the world stage. “Team Austria” will be given a similar task to Teams Collaboration project.

Cross-program collaboration with woodcarvers and turners for projects is available. If at all possible, projects designed with the ability to easily stack, fold or de-mount is encouraged.

IYAFMI Program Timetable (subject to change):

  Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday
March 17th
Arrive in Graz, AUSTRIA
Monday
March 18th

Set-up
9 am – 12 pm
 
DAY 1
4 hours (2 pm – 6 pm)
 
Tuesday
March 19th

Museum Tour
9 am – 12 pm
 
DAY 2
4 hours (2 pm – 6 pm)
 
Wednesday
March 20th
DAY 3
8 hours (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Thursday
March 21st

World Wood Day &
Tree-Planting Ceremony

10 am – 12 pm
 
DAY 4
4 hours (2 pm – 6 pm)

Reception Dinner
6 pm - 8 pm
 
Friday
March 22nd
DAY 5
8 hours (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Saturday
March 23rd
DAY 6
8 hours (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Sunday
March 24th

Woodcraft Exhibition
9 am – 7 pm
 
  World Wood Day Concert
2 pm – 3 pm
Closing Ceremony
4 pm – 5 pm

World Wood Day Concert
5:30 pm – 7 pm
 
Monday
March 25th
 
Depart from Graz, AUSTRIA

* Application opens on 21st September 2018, and any application received after 21st December 2018 will not be considered.

 

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IYAFMI videos from previous events

 

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