Dingeman Kuilman leaves Premsela
As per 1 September 2010, Dingeman Kuilman will leave his current position as Director of Premsela Dutch Platform for Fashion and Design. He has been appointed as the new chairman of the executive board of ArtEZ Academy of Art and Design.
Kuilman has been director of Premsela Dutch Platform for Fashion and Design since 2003. Under his leadership, Premsela as a sector institute, has been recognized with a place in the basic cultural infrastructure of The Netherlands. The role of Premsela is to improve the cultural climate for design in the Netherlands, striving to create opportunities for the growth of Dutch design from a cultural angle of approach.
Among other duties, Kuilman was responsible for the realisation of the first investigation into the scale and economic significance of the design sector in The Netherlands and Visies op vormgeving (Visions on design) the two-part historical documentation of Dutch design.
Under his leadership, Morf, design magazine for students and the international Dutch design news website Design.nl were founded. In 2004, he established the Amsterdam-based public design laboratory Platform 21.
Recently, Kuilman was initiator of the four-year strategic program Dutch Fashion Design Architecture (DutchDFA) where sector institutes and industry associations in design, fashion and architecture collaborate to strengthen the international position of The Netherlands as a design country.
Finally, Kuilman was involved in the setting up of the Premsela Department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam dedicated to the scientific study of the cultural aspects of design and fashion.
Premsela will soon begin the process of appointing a new director.
Design.nl wishes Dingeman Kuilman the best of success with his new position at ArtEZ.
Main image Photography: Jansje Klazinga
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