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Newsletter #164


Newsletter #164

This week Design.nl brings you three reports from international conference What Design Can Do - which took place in Amsterdam last week. How design can make a change was a big theme during the conference, but when should designers be held responsible for their actions? We talk to Indian architect Rohan Shivkumar on slum development and take a look at designing for political parties. Also, we travel with Design Festival Breda participants GVD to Chaumont, where 43 manifesto representations are on show.


Ongoing in Chaumont

Ongoing in Chaumont

The exhibition Ongoing created by studio GVD for the Graphic Design Festival Breda showcases at the 22nd International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, France.

What Design Can Do Conference

What Design Can Do Conference

What Design Can Do is a big topic – the industry wants to believe it can do a lot, but the harsh reality is that it has done far too much damage. This conference explored how that might change and left many feeling...

Rohan Shivkumar on What Design Can Do

Rohan Shivkumar on What Design Can Do

Imagine a slum being saved by the financial crisis.  That's this architect's take on how the Dharavi slum escaped the impact of western investment.

When Design Gets Political

When Design Gets Political

Almost every speaker at the WDCD conference made references to how political design is.  But what if a designer is working for a political party?  Just how far can they remove themselves from responsibility?

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