Other notable projects in this round include:
Adaptable Auxetics – Fillip Studios
Fillip Studios researches and develops unique randomly generated 2D virtual auxetic structures by using 3D printing to physically make and deform them in a spatial installation. With the help of a starting grant, an exploratory feasibility study was carried out into the possibilities, design potential and technical feasibility of these structures, which do not shrink over the width when stretched lengthwise, but in fact also stretch in the width. The envisaged installation will be exhibited at various locations, combined with meetings with professionals in order to further develop the application possibilities of the technology.
Stitch Your Brain – Jap Sam Books
Publisher Jap Sam Books is working with designer/visual artist Monika Auch and graphic design studio Joost Grootens on an English-language publication resulting from the 'Stitch Your Brain Project', a long-term, international, empirical and visual research project at the interface of textile design and science. The project interweaves the workings of the brain with the workings of the hands and the craft of making. How does using digital tools instead of making by hand and having contact with materials affect our creativity, well-being, health and self-esteem?
The Miracle – Keplerfilm
The short animated film 'The Miracle' by Nina Deutz is about a woman with an unfulfilled desire for children. The film tells the story of Irma, a 40-year-old woman who spends her holiday at an all-inclusive resort that turns out to be aimed mainly at young families. Surrounded by pregnant women and couples with children, unexpected and double feelings about motherhood intrude. The Miracle is realized in the unique combination of 2D and stop-motion animation techniques used by Deutz.
Click here for all the projects selected in Design round 2 – 2021
Of the 69 subsidy applications taken into consideration, 29 are receiving grants. This brings the percentage of applications receiving grants to 42%. The deadline for the third Design round in 2021 is 11 August. The next deadline after that is 29 September 2021.
Please note: in the week commencing 26 July, the online application environment will not be available due to maintenance work.
MAISON the FAUX
Redrum Bureau B.V.
Play the City
Het Huis van Betekenis
Summum (photo above)
Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
Frits van Dongen architecten en planners
Gerjanne van Gink
Stichting Creative Coding Utrecht
Hozan Zangana studio
Studio Harris Blondman
Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken
Read more about the selected design agencies and research proposals here.
The selected proposals will be included in the second part of the Open Call Building Talent for starting designers. They can subscribe to one of the selected assignments from the design agencies until 31 August 2021. After selection and successful matching of the starting designers with the design agency's research proposal, both parties can begin the collaborative programme. A repeat of this open call for experienced design agencies will follow in August, and a research proposal can again be submitted for a three-month collaborative programme in the spring of 2022.