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Disarming Design from Palestine

15 June 2017

Last year six designers from the Netherlands headed to Ramallah to join forces with Palestinian designers and craftspeople to develop products that can be manufactured locally. Disarming Design from Palestine is a non-profit design label with a mission to disseminate an alternative narrative about modern-day Palestine. The label wants to contribute to a sustainable society and an economy in which people are the key concern.
Disarming Design from Palestine is an inclusive design label of unusual products from Palestine, designed by contemporary designers and artists in collaboration with local craftspeople. International designers and artists work with local manufacturers and artisans during workshops. This introduces participants to Palestinian craft techniques, experimentation and taking part in discussions.

cooperation
The label was created in 2012 as the result of a collaboration between Khaled Hourani from the International Academy of Art Palestine and designer Annelys de Vet. For the latter it is crucial to allow people to talk about their own products. ‘Western designers often go to, for example, Palestine with preconceived ideas and they’re fairly close-minded to the strengths of the Palestinians themselves. You mustn’t buy the products from our design collection because you think Palestinians are pitiable, but because you’re attracted by their quality, strengths and poetry.’ For her, art is not a sticking plaster on victimhood. ‘Art offers the strength to imagine a different future.’ And that is precisely what stirs young artists in Palestine: imagination to escape the repressive reality, as a means of exerting their freedom.
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Collective presentation at Hosh Qandah

follow-up
After the successful development of the initial products, in 2016 the foundation focused on further scaling-up and professionalization. The actual reason concrete for taking these steps was the invitation from Ramallah city council to establish a ‘create-shop’ where local craftspeople and designers from the Netherlands and Palestine can jointly develop products. This yielded 18 new prototypes for products that could potentially be developed into products that are manufactured locally. The results were shown last October during the Qalandiya International Art Biennale. Disarming Design has also been exhibited at BOZAR and MAD in Brussels.

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'Mendeel Um Muqawama' by Andre Karch (DE) Produced by: Mustafa Abu Jameel (Blacksmith), Sabah Zhour (Embroidery)

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Julie Lizotte – one of the participating designers – produced a short documentary about the ‘create-shop’ in Ramallah.

In 2013 the label’s start-up phase was supported via the Grant Programme for Design. The follow-up phase was supported via the Grant Programme for Internationalization.

Top image: 'Not Just A Bread' by Biyi Zhu (CN) Produced by: Kamel Salous, Stars Fashion

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Selected projects from the Open Call: New energy for the landscape

15 June 2017

The Dutch landscape is on the cusp of a visible transformation. Energy production from renewable sources must be scaled up considerably to achieve the European climate objectives, and this will have a visible impact on the landscape. Mobilizing the power of design and connecting the energy transition issue with cultural heritage structures provides a means of facilitating surprising new insights and trains of thought. In March 2017 the Fund called on multidisciplinary teams of designers, local governments, cultural historians, executive parties and engineers to submit concrete proposals. Four proposals were selected.
The Open Call: 'New energy for the landscape' (in Dutch only) focused on an integral approach to the question of energy transition in relation to the landscape and the sustainable development of existing cultural-historical structures in city and region. The involvement of an inquiring or commissioning party such as a municipal or provincial council, land developer or water board was a requirement.

This open call attracted 17 project proposals, a great response given the task’s complexity and the requisite involvement of an inquiring or commissioning party.

evaluation and selection
The submitted proposals were presented to three advisers: Sven Stremke (expert in energy transition, WUR), Riëtte Bosch (urban planner and landscape architect, RVB) and Marlijn Baarveld (VER programme director for Transformation of the Landscape at the RCE). They evaluated the proposals based on the formulation of the assignment, the action plan, the pool of expertise involved and overall coherence. After two rounds of evaluation, the panel arrived at a shortlist of four proposals that it preferred above the other submissions:

Military heritage in transition -- New Dutch Waterline, Fort Pannerden
H+N+S Landscape Architects, the Relocal cooperative and Ro&Ad architects
ENDELK (Groningen dialect for ‘finally’) - Middag-Humsterland case
Regional Cooperative of Westerkwartier, Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Zuidhoorn Municipal Council
Energetic Eerbeek
BRIGHT, Florian de Visser, Werkend Landschap and Brummen Municipal Council
Implementation of Wet Energy cultivation to conserve peat-meadow landscape
SMARTLAND, Bureau Lantschap, several water boards, Radboud University/B-ware, Veenweide Innovation Centre (VIC) and various farmers

All the selected proposals proceed from an area-specific approach to energy transition with consideration for natural beauty and cultural-historical qualities. They focus on various landscape typologies in the provinces of Groningen, Gelderland, North Holland and Utrecht. The spatial and strategic introduction of a diversity of renewable sources of energy is being investigated within these different contexts on the basis of actual cases: the adoption of solar and wind energy in the countryside, geothermal power in combination with energy-cascade landscapes, and the implementation of reed mace (a.k.a. bulrush) cultivation to combat oxidation and subsidence in peat-meadow areas and to produce energy from biomass to give some examples.

overall impression
The advisers were enthusiastic about the subject of this open call and about the subsequent step which can be taken towards implementation via design-driven research. Moreover, they were generally positive about the quality and diversity of the submitted proposals. Plenty of scientific research has already conducted into sustainable and innovative forms of energy production and on the commissioning side there seems to be growing interest, judging by the many energy visions that are being developed across the country. It is also noteworthy that the questions are becoming increasingly focused and momentum seems to be growing. This was also expressed in the great commitment of inquiring and/or commissioning parties.

the next Open Call
A second open call within this theme will be issued in the autumn of 2017. Keep an eye on Creative Industries Fund NL’s website or subscribe to the newsletter.

Heritage and Spatial Planning Programme
In March 2017, Creative Industries Fund NL launched the new Heritage and Spatial Planning Programme, which it will be implementing over two years in association with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed or RCE) in the context of the Vision for Heritage and Spatial Planning (Visie Erfgoed en Ruimte or VER) (in Dutch only). This design programme interconnects urgent social issues and topical questions in the realm of heritage and space. Pivotal to this is a region-specific approach to heritage. Within this programme, two open calls were issued simultaneously. The Open Call: New energy for the landscape (in Dutch only) concentrated on the theme of energy transition in the landscape, while the Open Call: Urban planning for extremes (in Dutch only) focused on adapting to climate change in the city.
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Selected projects from the Open Call: Urban planning for extremes

15 June 2017

If nothing changes then cities will be faced with flooding several times a year because of extreme precipitation alternating with longer periods of extreme dryness and heat. Mobilizing the power of design and connecting the climate adaptation issue with cultural heritage structures provides a means of facilitating the development of surprising new insights and trains of thought. In March 2017 the Fund called on designers, local governments, cultural historians, executive parties and engineers to submit concrete proposals. Four proposals were selected.
With the Open Call: Urban planning for extremes (in Dutch only) the Fund invited the submission of concrete proposals for an integral approach to the climate issue in relation to the sustainable development of existing cultural heritage structures in urban contexts. The involvement of an inquiring or commissioning party such as a municipal or provincial council, land developer or water board was a requirement. This open call attracted 13 project proposals.

evaluation and selection
The submitted proposals were presented to three advisers for their expert advice: Daan Zandbelt (architect / urban planner, Government Adviser for the Physical Environment (CRa), partner in De Zwarte Hond, associated with Van Eesteren Chair for Regional Design at TU Delft), Hanneke Kijne (landscape architect, partner in bureau HOSPER, coordinator for Professional Experience Programme (PEP), member of the City of Utrecht’s Committee for Aesthetic Control and Monuments) and Ellen Vreenegoor (archaeologist, VER programme director for Water and Heritage at the RCE). They evaluated the proposals with regard to formulation of the assignment, action plan, the pool of expertise involved and overall coherence. After two rounds of evaluation the panel arrived at a shortlist of four proposals that it preferred above the other submissions:

Resilient Weert
Personal Architecture, NOHNIK, historian Lara Voerman and Weert Municipal Council
Cultural heritage as a vehicle for an attractive climate-adaptive city
Arconiko architects, Designlab 2902, Water Sensitive Rotterdam, historian Hilde Sennema, Vereniging RCD, the Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland district water control board and Rotterdam City Council
The Island of Dordrecht: transformation of regional water defences into an adaptation landscape
Felixx, UNESCO-IHE and Dordrecht City Council
The inner perimeter canal as a climate-adaptive vehicle for the historical city centre
OKRA, Alterra, WUR, Stichting in Arcadië, Climate KIC and Utrecht City Council

All four of the selected proposals proceed from an area-focused approach to heritage, with the underlying culture-historical structures, visible qualities and valuable local identities serving as the basis for developing relevant solutions for urban climate-adaptation tasks. They are aimed at diverse spatial typologies and scales. Weerbaar Weert (Resilient Weert) is an investigation into climate-adaptive interventions to give a qualitative impulse to the city centre, while Arconiko architects wants to devise a climate adaptation strategy for a metropolitan location in central Rotterdam based on pre-existing structural layers in conjunction with partners. The Island of Dordrecht is a proposal for a spatial development strategy for a newly enlivened adaptation landscape, which involves secondary regional water defences being imbued with fresh significance. Proceeding from a Utrecht case study, the fourth project focuses on the singel – the perimeter canal around the old city – as a climate-adaptive vehicle for historical city centres.

overall impression
The advisers thought that the formulated assignment in the triangle of heritage, climate and city was highly relevant and interesting, as public-sector commissioners devote relatively little attention to it. By and large they were positive about the quality and diversity of the submitted proposals. With cases in Limburg, Utrecht, North and South Holland these were very diverse in their set-up, and municipal and provincial councils, water boards and other stakeholders such as knowledge institutions were in general well-integrated or actually involved with the proposals as authors.

the next Open Call
A second open call within this theme will be issued in the autumn of 2017. Keep an eye on Creative Industries Fund NL’s website or subscribe to the newsletter.

Heritage and Spatial Planning Programme
In March 2017, Creative Industries Fund NL launched the new Heritage and Spatial Planning Programme, which it will be implementing over two years in association with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed or RCE) in the context of the Vision for Heritage and Spatial Planning Erfgoed en Ruimte or VER) (in Dutch only). This design programme interconnects urgent social issues and topical questions in the realm of heritage and space. Pivotal to this is a region-specific approach to heritage. Within this programme, two open calls were issued simultaneously. The Open Call: New Energy for the Landscape (in Dutch only) concentrated on the theme of energy transition in the landscape, while the Open Call: Urban Planning for Extremes (in Dutch only) focused on adapting to climate change in the city.
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The importance of talent development #4 by Syb Groeneveld

14 June 2017

On the first day of June, the participants in the [email protected] masterclass unveiled their new media application within the theme of the masterclass: Radical Imagination. This year’s eight teams included designer Peter Bilak, architect Jan Willem Petersen, filmmaker Laura Hermanides, game developer Sherida Halatoe, web developer Hay Kranen and graphic designer Donna Verheijden.
This masterclass has been facilitating fundamental creativity for no fewer than 17 years, as it creates a free space for the participants within an organized context. This year saw the initiation of a collaboration between the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Sandberg Institute, Creative Industries Fund NL and the NPO, VPRO, BNN-VARA and NTR broadcasting networks.

The masterclass propagates new, original and inspiring crossovers between talent, technology and key social issues. It’s not uncommon for the realized projects, such as Taxodus (about tax havens), We Are Data (about the bounds of privacy) and The Atlas of Pentecostalism (about religious visual culture), to open up totally new lines of thinking for the public. Moreover, many participants redeploy their manner of working and thinking to domains far beyond their own disciplines. And that fits perfectly with the Fund’s objectives, which have for years included a comprehensive Talent Development Programme.

This month also sees the final round of the selection of the new generation of designers and makers who the Fund will be supporting with a grant over the coming year. The advisory committee chaired by Touria Meliani reduced 223 applications to a longlist of 50 creative talents (17 design, 9 digital culture, 8 architecture, 7 graphic design, 6 fashion and textile, 2 industrial design and 1 photography) who have graduated within the last four years. They all received a development grant of €1,000 to devise a plan for the year-long working period. In late June the committee will reduce the longlist to a maximum of 26 participants, whereupon the Fund decides whether they can actually realize their plans and professionalize their (international) practice with the year-long award. In recent years creative talents such as Liselore Frowijn (fashion), Sabine Marcelis (design), Olivier van Herpt (industrial design), Arna Mackic (architecture), Pauline van Dongen (fashion) and Ruben Pater (digital culture) have taken optimal advantage of this.

Over the coming years we will be showcasing the process, participants and outcomes of our Talent Development Programmes in many places around the country. Ahead of this, the talents selected by the Fund in 2016 will be collaborating with curator Jules van den Langenberg to present their work at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven during the forthcoming Dutch Design Week. In short, to be continued…

Syb Groeneveld
Executive Director

Top image: Opening exhibition In No Particular Order by Creative Industries Fund NL during Dutch Design Week 2015. Photo by Hanneke Wetzer
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Image: The Sandberg @ Mediapark masterclass guides (Juha van 't Zelfde and Anna Pedroli) present the program of the masterclass and introduce the guest speakers in Zaal 1 of het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid
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Open Call: Residency in Arita, Japan 2018

12 June 2017

In 2018, Creative Industries Fund NL and the Mondriaan Fund are once again jointly offering two residency periods in the Japanese ceramics region of Saga. The funds invite designers and artists to submit a proposal by 14 July at the latest.
The residency in Japan offers highly promising artists and designers the leeway to conduct artistic and technical research and to develop their personal work, which must also lead to intensive interaction with the relevant porcelain manufacturers in the region. An important guiding principle for this residency is to learn special techniques within Japan’s oldest ceramics industry and employ them in their own work.

The Dutch designer duo Scholten & Baijings and Japanese designer Teruhiro Yanagihara are involved with this celebration as artistic directors of the Arita 2016 project. They have established this residency in association with the Mondriaan Fund and Creative Industries Fund NL in order to stimulate crossovers and experimentation, as well as to initiate new collaborations between Dutch artists & designers and Japanese potteries.

Find more information about this Open Call here.

Image: Sarah Kueng working, by Anneke Hymmen
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