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Newsletter #166


Newsletter #166

Months of second guessing are over - Vice Minister Halbe Zijlstra delivered his cultural funding proposals to parliament and design did better than expected.  We see one project from the Sandberg Institute presented recently at DMY Berlin, and around the corner at Design Miami/Basel we talk to CWG director Stephanie Gabriele about design vs. art and whether we should actually make this distinction. Also this week we congratulate Shelter on winning the Foto Kees Scherer Prize and discover how information can be converted into textile design with Annika Syrjämäki's Daily Pattern Project.


Shelter wins Foto Kees Scherer Prize

Shelter wins Foto Kees Scherer Prize

European immigrants are the subject of Henk Wildschut's award winning book named Shelter.

A question of design

A question of design

Work by five prominent Dutch autonomous designers from London’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery (CWG) is currently showing at Design Miami in Basel and will question for many the slender line drawn between art and...

Daily Pattern Project

Daily Pattern Project

Flowers or stripes just wouldn't cut it for textile designer Annika Syrjämäki, whose latest project processes information streams.


Sandberg Institute at DMY

Sandberg Institute at DMY

Autonomous glass designer Marc Barreda is injecting sentiment and nostalgia along a former patch of the very unsentimental Dutch coast.

Rutte Government Makes its Next Move

Rutte Government Makes its Next Move

Design fared better then expected last Friday as proposed funding cuts were delivered to parliament.  Hardest hit were the performing and visual arts.

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