Think tank for visual strategies

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The Design Department of the Sandberg Instituut (Masters Rietveld Academie Amsterdam) is a think tank for visual strategies

Dialetheia

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Graduation Show Sandberg Instituut Design Department 2014

DISARMING DESIGN FROM PALESTINE 2013

Unusual collection of contemporary Palestinian useful products »

UNMAPPING THE WORLD

Exhibition on contemporary reactive map making practices at Tropical Research Institute, Lisbon »

Creation in times of turbulence

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Palestinian artist Khaled Hourani and Brussels-based designer Annelys de Vet started ‘Disarming Design’ in September 2012 with a design workshop at the International Academy of Arts Palestine. The duo invited artists, designers, and craftsmen to make contemporary products using existing production processes. A couple of vibrant, unpredictable, and very fruitful weeks followed in which two-dozen Palestinian cultural practitioners and three students from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam collaborated. They visited several workplaces, not only in Ramallah, but also in Nablus, Hebron, and Bethlehem, to investigate the production processes, learn about the small-scale factories, and run experiments with the craftsmen and their materials. What follows are edited extracts of de Vet’s observations as the project unfolded…

Underbelly

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Graduation Show Sandberg Instituut Design Department 2013

DISARMING DESIGN FROM PALESTINE 2012

Unusual collection of contemporary Palestinian useful products »

Who you gonna call?

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Graduation Show 2012 Design Department Sandberg Instituut

DE PERMANENTE REVOLUTIE / DE ONBEGONNEN REVOLUTIE

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Visual essay for literary magazine De Gids

27 Views On Terrorism Today

Publication with 27 students about the representation of terrorism »

New symbols for the Netherlands

Contribution to exhibition that reflects on the national longing for new symbols »

Comparing the city

Publication on cultural differences between Maastricht and the city's »