Design to connect was a two hours workshop dedicated to the master degree in communication. I conducted this session as a guest teacher by Fernando Oliveira. It took place at IADE, Lisbon in May 2016. My approach was to put different groups of graphic design students in contact with various kind of material as sugarcane, fabrics, threads, wool and jute. Their goal was to deal with a connection challenge and to create an original typography without glue or screws. The result was a multi dimensional and material approach among each groups who proposed their own composition of a letter to build a word.