New trend: souvenirs are the new outlet for designers. It dawned on me when I attended a talk by Scottish curator Stacey Hunter at the exhibition design Language during the Milan Designweek about her project Local Heroes in Edinburgh last year. She invited nine designers to create souvenirs that went beyond the heritage clichés. It reminded me of a Dutch project by designer Elmo Vermijs, 100% Terschelling, which is in the running for one of this year’s Dutch Design Awards.
For the newspaper NRC I visited China and Hong Kong. I interviewed Aric Chen about the new M+ museum and Ole Bouman about Design society.
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01/05/2017 – John Adams: Trump’s First 100 Days
16/05/2017 – John Adams: moderator at Lauren Greenfield
24/05/2017 – Speaker at Water ZomerExpo
01/06/2017 – Moderator at AgriFood & Tech
16/06/2017 – Main speaker at Hanzecongress
26/08/2017 – Speaker at Summerschool of Academie of Architecture
In this weeks vlog: This week I went to the Chanel store with it’s spectacular glass bricks, I spoke with Clayde Menso and Alison Sant, prepared a meeting for Funda en celebrated the sun and St. Jordi, a traditional feast in Barcelona.
4 November, I was awarded the Maaskantprijs 2016 by mayor Aboutaleb. This is a biennial prize for a person that stimulates the debate on architecture, landscape and urban design by publications, teaching or commissioning. That day I also launched the multimedia project ‘Tracy in Nederland‘ (Tracy in the Netherlands) that I developed with multimediaproducer Submarine, artist Jan Rothuizen and podcastmakers De Kostgangers. Part of the project is the essay ‘Vlucht naar Voren‘ (A Flight Forward), designed by Hamid Sallali.