Selection Open Call Working period Jan van Eyck Academy
In June, Creative Industries Fund NL and the Jan van Eyck Academie invited designers and creatives to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy and to submit proposals for the development of a new, investigative work.
In its final decision the Committee selected the following proposals:
Henrik van Leeuwen – Research Werner Mantz Lab
Alessandra Covini – Landscape of Furniture
Annee Grøte Viken – Table Tableaux or the Act of Letting a Person into Your Home
Anna Reutinger – How U survive This Life Everyday, Resourcefully
When assessing the proposals the advisors focused particularly on the substantive plan, the participation of one or more of the Van Eyck Academy’s Labs, the designer’s expertise and the correlation between these elements.
The Committee noted that there were many submissions from graphic designers and fewer from architects or product designers. The proposals focused both on extending the technical scope and on experiment and exploration of the boundaries of the medium itself. Several of the proposals interwove a variety of disciplines, an aspect that the Committee commended. In addition it responded positively to the deployment of the different lab functions and the research-based working method of the various designers. However, the Committee also noted that a number of makers failed to present a clear concept of how the labs were to be used for their project, with the result that the working period lacked relevance or was too summarily described.