Researching across intersections of visual language, critical publishing, and digital media environments. Actively contributing to stanza – studio for critical graphic design & publishing (DK). Creatively co-directing fanfare – artistic research collective of interlinked communications (NL). Continuously learning – currently, as a research fellow at the London School of Film, Media and Design, UWL (UK).
- Unlearn, Display, ConnectTokyo Art Bookfair (JP)Curatiorial concept and artistic direction for country section
- Glitchy, Caring, TacticalA Relational Study Between Artistic Tactics and Minor TechPaper for APRJA
- Between Dog & WolfAmsterdam (NL), Copenhagen (DK), Milano (IT)Film and research of online conspirational climate imaginaries
- Overgaden identityOvergaden (DK)Visual identity and concept for contemporary art institution
- Wat nu, Koetsier?Museum of Communication (NL)Curatorial concept, creative direction and research of misused advertisement spaces
- Landscape with Bearde Appel Amsterdam (NL)Creative direction and visual identity for group exhibition
- Playground of the In-BetweenGraphic Days (IT)Concept, creative direction and visual identity for exhibition audioguide
- Parasite Dinerfanfare, When Site Lost the Plot (NL)Curatorial concept and artistic direction for dine-in duo shows
- fanfare inc. TransportationGraphic Design Biennial (FR)Research series on creative working conditions
- fanfare inc. ToolsManifesta 12 (IT), Its a Book (DE), Libros Mutantes (ES) , fanfare (NL)Research series on creative working conditions
- awɪ sɔː ðə saʊndGerrit Rietveld Academie (NL)Workshop on relations between space, sound, and design
- GlossyKrabbesholm (DK)Workshop on collective typography
- Designing DetourEindhoven Design Academy (NL)Workshop on mapping and neighbourhood encounters
- Nomadic B(oo)ksIED (ES)Workshop on space, books, and displays
- The Live ArchiveALT_CPH (DK)Sound experiement for instant archiving at art fair
- Art of Documenting Artfanfare (NL)Art direction and curation for research series on documentation
- From Elite to the StreetVan Gogh Museum (NL)Concept, curation, creative direction for exhibition intervention
- Making it workfanfare (NL)Conversation series on drives and struggles across creative collective practices
- fanfare displayTallinn (EE), Chaumont (FR), Leipzig (DE), Amsterdam (NL)Concept and construction of modular display system
- Flag dialogueCouncil of the European Union , Amsterdam (NL)Creative direction and writing for conversational flags
- Lunch BytesAmsterdam (NL), Zürich (CH), Washington, D. C. (US)Creative direction and visual identity
- Misplaced, disrupted, dysfunctionaltransmediale (DE), Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus University (DK), Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University (UK)Research presentation and writing contribution
How well do you know your local neighbourhoods? And what are the stories they could tell?
Designing Detour was a workshop conducted with the master students of Contextual Design at Eindhoven Design Academy. With inspiration from the essay Geographies of Ignorance (2017) by Marco D’Eramo, the focus was set on mapping and revisiting strange, unfamiliar settings in our nearby neighbourhood. Based on quantitative data, stories and personal encounters collected by the students, Designing Detour was designed and presented as a printed map and physical display installation.
Fixed tools, Merging links and Flowing experience
The way we behave, move, grasp, use, and form routines in our cities is constantly influenced by the technological tools we employ in our routines. Similarly, the likes, recommendations, and corporate bots in our digital devices might generate unconscious desires that direct us as we go about daily life. This interconnectedness inevitably has an effect on our perception of the world and the way we imagine it. When predetermined routes are guiding our way, taking a moment to consider the freedom to occasionally take a detour, might become increasingly valuable. This begs a few questions: how has our awareness of navigation changed? And, essentially, how has the emergence of digital extensions affected how maps and routes are made and perceived?
Taking a step back, the average digital map we navigate offers little diversity and few surprises; it reflects a routine-based path with little room for detours or meeting with local surroundings.
Teaching: Lotte van de Hoef, Freja Kir
D’Eramo, M. (2017). Geographies of Ignorance, New Left, 108, November 2017
Steyerl, H. (2011). In Free Fall, E-flux journal nr. 24
Bown, A. (2017). Algoritmic control, Roarmag
Design Academy Eindhoven, Master in Contextual Design is an educational programme for considering design as a way to make sense of the world, as a practice of cultural critique. Design is an intrinsic part of the cultural, social, ecological and technological reality. It creates new relations, transformations and ways of experiencing the world.