Over the past 6 years of running TPP here in Näfels, we have had over 100 participants from a total of 22 different countries. And this also includes two years of COVID-19, that made the organisation and traveling especially difficult. So it is worth looking at the field of participants a bit more closely.
One of the motivations I had setting up this program was to create a schedule that can accommodate various levels of background. I strongly believe in the quality of mediating complex content and breaking it down to simple tasks and lessons. This allows for any entrance level. Depending on the level of experience, designers translate the exercises accordingly and grow. This general setting opens up for a very diverse field of participants.
Anybody, really is welcome—the more diverse the better. All we need is a motivated field of participants who are in love with typography and want to study intensely. An open mindset, inclusive behaviour, respect and the will to learn new approaches is expected from everybody.