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Sensorial Porcelain
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Open Call

Sensorial Porcelain

Tijmen Smeulders, 2016

€8.000
Product designer Tijmen Smeulders creates objects from a diversity of materials, often raising questions about the combination of the object’s function and the use of the material. During the residency in Arita, Smeulders wants to experiment with the sensorial aspects of porcelain. He also wants to explore new properties or a new experience of the material using existing techniques, working in collaboration with the local artisans. In this regard Smeulders wants to combine the traditional qualities of Arita porcelain with contemporary forms and new applications of the material.

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SXSW: AstroPlant – a new generation of space farmers

2018

€3.000
Thieme Hennis has received a voucher in relation to the workshop he is organizing together with Angelo Vermeulen (BE) and Beth Healy (UK), with the title ‘AstroPlant – a new generation of space farmers’. AstroPlant is a ‘citizen science’ project by Border Labs and the European Space Agency (ESA) to spark the interest of young creatives for space exploration and topics such as controlled plant growth, food in space, circular systems and electronics. Using an open source kit, in the workshop the ‘citizen scientists’ will generate relevant data about plant growth for research into regenerative ecosystems for Earth as well as Mars.
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Grant Programme for Internationalization Open Call

SXSW: The Living Museum

2018

€32.000
The Fund is supporting The Living Museum, an exhibition/performance programme curated by Chafik Benhmidouch, in which the focus is crossovers between music and fashion, art and technology. The programme is being staged in the New Dutch Wave House, where Dutch participants are presenting their work. The Living Museum is part of the SXSW / UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition. Lisette Ros, Cata.Pirata and Chagall are among the Dutch creatives who are presenting work within this ground-breaking programme.
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Bangkok Design Week 2018 'The New-ist Vibes' - Here and There

Bora Hong, 2017

€60.600
The Bangkok Design Week (BKKDW) takes place in February 2018. As part of this large-scale event designer and curator Bora Hong is organizing a programme centred round Dutch designers, including Lucas Maassen, Marije Vogelzang and Studio Makkink & Bey. The programme will be a follow-up to a similar one that she organized for the Chiang Mai Design Week in 2016. The BKKDW programme takes tourism as its overarching theme and Hong has invited the designers to develop projects in Thailand based on this theme. The results are to be showcased in exhibitions, installations, lectures and workshops during the BKKDW. In addition, the programme provides networking opportunities where the Dutch delegation can get together with Thai designers and potential Thai commissioning bodies. Hong’s collaborative partners for this project are Thailand Creative & Design Center (the organizers of BKKDW) and Wallpaper* Thailand.
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Make City - Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives 2018

Make Shift, 2017

€35.640
In 2018 Berlin hosts the second edition of the international festival ‘Make City’, subtitled ‘Berlin Remixing’. The festival brings together different perspectives from architecture, urban planning, the maker culture, civic participation and politics, as a way of reflecting on present day issues in the field of urban development. For a period of 17 days, visitors can attend conferences, studio talks, guided tours and urban hubs. One of the urban hubs - dubbed ‘Stadtwerken’ (Cityworks) - is dominated by the innovative Dutch design practice. Following on from a visit to the Netherlands supported by Het Nieuwe Instituut, several Dutch participants were selected whose work closely reflects themes addressed by the festival: Design and Circular Economy, Reuse and Urban Renewal, Civic Participation and Urban Governance. The senate of Berlin is the main partner of the project, which involves more than 90 other partners for the financing and fleshing-out of the festival.
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Face Value - Transmediale 2018

Kulturprojekte Berlin, 2017

€8.000
Transmediale is an annual media festival that marks its 31st anniversary in Berlin in January 2018. The theme of this edition is Face Value. The organizers maintain that issues in political discourse are currently mainly valued for what they (appear) to be on the surface, instead of what they could be or what lies behind the immediately visible. The festival will put this contemporary attitude under the microscope. Transmediale festival will explore what lies behind the face value of things by means of lectures, debates, panel discussions, film screenings and exhibitions, which address media art in all its different manifestations. As part of the exploration the value of the represented participants’ work will be scrutinized. The organizers are specifically applying for a grant for the participation in the festival of Dutch and Netherlands-based researchers and (media) artists. These include Nana Adusei-Poku (panel discussion), Florian Cramer (unmoderated dialogue), Femke Herregraven (exhibition and panel discussion), Zachary Formwalt (film screening), Johan van der Keuken (film screening) and Belit Sağ (film screening and Q&A).
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