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25kV

, 2000, Lloyd Pier, Rotterdam
art
together with:
Stout/Kramer
occasion:
opening 25kV building
item:
invitation, programm card, billboards, building board, location boards, routing system and several interior elements
content A total concept for the opening of the 25Kv, multi-media building on the Wilheminapier in Rotterdam. The virtual 'hostess' Jennifer welcomes guests on arrival. During the course of the evening she transforms from 'hostess', to a 'routing system', 'waitress' and 'barman'. test

Intracorp

, 1999,
art
together with:

occasion:

item:
invitation, title cards, routing cards, first aid toolkit and booklet
content An art and media exhibition inside the visiting day centre of a Rotterdam hospital. The positive and negative side-effects of limitless (self)medication and plastic surgery are investigated and exposed by seven artists. design Elements from the hospital are used for the publicity. The invitation is a 'ponskaartje' with a general appointment card. As title card for the exhibition pieces, an appointment card with a medical 'icon' per artist is designed. The appointment cards are collected from the information counter where the catalogue in the from of a 'first aid kit' can be bought. The catalogue consists of one item from each artist as memory of the exhibition. Use is made of the hospital routing system to ensure that all projects can easily be located. Alongside the publicity and the catalogue, 'Succeskoekje' and 'Intracorp Ltd.' are exhibited and published in the new work the 'Intracorp publication'.

INbetween

Omgevings architectuur prijs 2004, 2004,
urbanism
together with:
Duzan Doepel
occasion:

item:
exhibition design, series of maps, 1 x 3 m
content INbetween is an exhibition of the winning entry and the nominations for the 2004 Omgevings architectuur prijs (OAP), a Dutch award for the design of public space. This series of completed projects, ranging from bridges to squares and from landscapes to benches, paints a picture of the public realm as it is in 2004. The OAP Jury judged the entries on content and aesthetics, safety and maintenance, functionality, sustainability, user value and potential for future development. design In addition to the results of the OAP results, a series of maps, sketches and annotations produced in collaboration with experts from various fields is on display. This series of cartographic representations combines qualitative and quantitative information. The aim is to offer new insights into the complexity of the social, economic, cultural and environmental processes that collectively define the public realm. The maps were designed by graphic designer Minke Themans and architect Duzan Doepel in collaboration with others. The sketches are a selection from their ongoing investigation into alternative ways of charting the urban environment.

Water Cities

, 2005, Las Palmas, Rotterdam
urbanism
together with:
Roger Teeuwen
spatial design DaF-architects
occasion:
2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
item:
exhibition design elements: logo, info carpet; text panels, title tags and publication
content The Water Cities exhibition used over a hundred models of towns and cities built on water in the Netherlands and elsewhere to illustrate the history of water cities. For centuries, 'water cities' have been. Their history is an inspiration for those working to reconcile cities and water, now a pressing issue once more. The chronologically arranged scale models show how building with water yields an impressive wealth of different types of city. design For the exhibition an 'info-carpet' is designed, in which all the water cities on exhibition are grouped in clusters. The development of water cities through time is indicated by organising the cities chronologically in the length of the carpet. The cluster texts are placed on the benches, allowing for one to sit and take in the information in a relaxed manner. The models have an information strip along the side and 44 of them also have a 'sample-card' with extra information. The floor plan of the exhibition is printed on the carpet at the entrance, offering the visitor an overview of the exhibition. Light blue is used for international water cities, dark blue for national water cities and green symbolizes land.

Mare Nostrum

, 2005, Las Palmas, Rotterdam
urbanism
together with:
Roger Teeuwen
spatial design DaF-architects
occasion:
2nd International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
item:
exhibition design elements: logo; carpet; country panels; Datascape and leporello
content Mare Nostrum is a research project on the colonisation of coastlines by international tourism. Mare Nostrum is concerned with one of the most conspicuous trends in globalisation, namely the rise of mass tourism. Specifically it focuses on the coastlines of countries, in temperate and sub-tropical climates. Seventeen guest curators from seventeen different countries and regions of the world were invited to analyse the development of their coastlines and present alternative approaches. Their findings are shown in the Mare Nostrum exhibition. design For the seventeen participants, maps are designed which rather than depict the territory of a country, show the territorial water thereof. This offers another perspective on the country and it’s coastline. The core of the exhibition is a 38-meter long, backlit data wall, Mare Nostrum Datascape. In this Datascape background information regarding the development of tourism is visualised. All the beaches in the world are listed in the carpet on the floor.

Homeport Terminal

Rotterdam, 2001, Las Palmas, Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam
art
together with:
spatial design Fokke Moerel and Alwin Reedijk.
occasion:
parallel art project to Rotterdam 2001
item:
several elements
content A virtual journey along six harbour towns: Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Cape Town. Local artists reflect on what it is like to live in their own cities. What is it like to live in a world that is getting smaller and smaller because of increasing globalisation? Cell embarked with these artists on a journey through dance, video and film, live performances, media and modern art. In 2001 each harbour city functioned as 'homeport'. 'Homeport Terminal Rotterdam' was situated in the Las Palmas building in the cultural precinct on the south bank of the Maas River. design Several elements were made for Rotterdam Homeport with the house style which was developed for this project. The spatial design for 'Homeport Terminal' was made by Fokke Moerel and Alwin Reedijk. 'Homeport EXIT', last port of call for Homeport 2001, was staged at Off_Corso, Rotterdam and during the evening, a special limited edition of Homeport papers were presented to the public.

Luna.nl

, 2000,
identity
together with:

occasion:

item:
publicity Luna Internet

series of logo's, letterheads, enveloppes, business cards, A4 map and website
content Luna.nl is a Rotterdam based internet service provider. design In the design, the business structure of Luna Internet is made visible through a stylised artificial satellite. The communication items of each department are identifiable by attributing a colour to them. The 24 hour economy is made visible by introducing 'day' and 'night' elements. This is most readable by the difference between the front and the back of the map. If one holds the letterhead to the light then the moon replaces the sun as visible element. The name of the company changed from Luna Internet into Luna.nl.

A Dog in the Backyard

, 2000,
art
together with:
Barbara Dijkhuis
occasion:

item:
identity for an art project

business cards, letterhead, invitaion, stampe, poster and Scetchbook
content In 2001 Rotterdam was the Cultural Capital of Europe. A lot happened along the 'cultural axis' running from the Central station to the Maas river along the Westersingel. It was evident that the planned culture along this axis was not derived from the inhabitants and users of the area. The local street culture was absent. But what lies behind the facades lining this axis? A dog in my backyard focuses on the backside of the axis in search for intimate places in the shadow of the ‘cultural axis’. design It is important that the disparate elements of the entire project, including the aspirations and starting points of the 32 artists, are communicated clearly. The project thereby gets a 'face' and the individual projects become connected points in the urban fabric. As logo, Peter Bastiaanssen designed a stray dog that is used to link all the projects connected to 'A dog in the backyard'. This functions as symbol for the inquisitive, brutal and disconnected manner in which the 32 artists went to work. For each artist a project specific dog is made, relating to the ideas and aspirations of the particular artist. Each artist received a personal business card as communication medium to inhabitants and other related parties. Letterheads, stickers fill-in posters and invitations were also designed and distributed. ‘A dog in the backyard’ is immediately identifiable due to this campaign. All findings and discoveries are bundled in a sketchbook. Intimate, hidden zones and meeting places in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Coolhaven, Oude Westen and the Scheepvaartkwatier are spread through the book in the form an image essay. In this manner, an overview of small paradises in the form of streets, paths, niches, gardens, parks and courtyards is given.

Homeport

Harbor city project, 2001,
identity
together with:

occasion:
parallel art project to Rotterdam 2001
item:
logo, letterhead, invitations, brochures, flyers, newspapers and several elements for Homeport Terminal Rotterdam.
content A virtual journey along six harbour towns: Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta and Cape Town. Local artists reflect on what it is like to live in their own cities. What is it like to live in a world that is getting smaller and smaller because of increasing globalisation? Cell embarked with these artists on a journey through dance, video and film, live performances, media and modern art. design For each 'Homeport' a specific graphic design pallet is made, consisting of colours, graphic elements and referential images. During the event a newspaper is published for every city, containing information relevant to Homeport projects in their town. 'Homeport Terminal Rotterdam' was situated in the Las Palmas building in the cultural precinct on the south bank of the Maas River.

CELL

- Initiators of Incidents -, 1999,
identity
together with:

occasion:

item:
House style for Cell - Initiators and Incidents

logo, letterhead, business cards, enveloppes and stickers
content CELL - Initiators of Incidents - is a Rotterdam-based organisation, operating on a local and international level. CELL initiates interdisciplinary projects within the fields of media, art and culture predominantly in public domains, in all kinds of locations, using all genres of mediums - words, imagery and sound translated from Rotterdam to Rio and from sidewalks to the World Wide Web. CELL refers to her projects as 'incidents', which can be short lived, prolonged or permanent experiences.

Europa im Fluss

, 2001,
identity
together with:
Barbara Dijkhuis
occasion:
part of Rotterdam 2001
item:
logo, brochure and poster(scetch)
content A 160m long float, consisting of 2001 tree trunks, travels for 50 days from Straßburg down the Rijn river. During the trip, the float functions as a podium for music performances. After spending a few days in Rotterdam, it is reconfigured into the form of the European star in the city Rozenburg. design For the design a database is made consisting of images of the docking point in Rotterdam, the performances and the journey. Due to financial constraints only the flyer was executed.

Musea Rotterdam

, 2003,
identity
together with:

occasion:

item:
logo, letterhead, brochure with map, several festival Items, newsletter and webelements
content Musea Rotterdam is a campaign by Rotterdam based museums with the goal of increasing the accessibility of museums for a broader public. design A house style and logo for the Rotterdam Museum collective. The logo is designed with the possibility to "shrink" and "grow". Depending on the item being publicised, the logo can be more or less prominent. The collective can present itself to the outside world as a strong entity using the largest logo. Museums can communicate that they are part of the collective without losing their own identity by using the smaller logo.

WiMBY!

International Building exhibition Hoogvliet - Rotterdam, 2002,
identity
together with:
Floor Houben
occasion:

item:
basic icon pallet, letterhead, several logoÂ’s, invitations, brochures, flyers, posters and web elements
content WiMBY! is a project that seeks to bring added value, in the form of a series of projects, to the urban renewal of Hoogvliet. WiMBY! unites inhabitants, entrepreneurs, municipal officials, researchers and designers to allow Hoogvliet to discover her own future. design For WiMBY!, a 'basic icon pallet' is designed, made up of existing pictograms. All the ingredients that WiMBY! has to deal with during the urban renewal of Hoogvliet, have a position in the pallet. The basic pallet is used differently, depending on the item, to communicate with the different players.

Proeffabriek

, 2002,
architecture
together with:
Floor Houben
occasion:

item:
logo and booklet
content Because the number of people working for Shell is diminishing, the terrain can now be used differently. Modernisation and digitalisation make it a high-tech school campus with research and experimental possibilities feasible. This brochure features sketches for such a hypermodern education-machine. design In the booklet, the focus is laid on the diversity of connections between the city Hoogvliet and the Rotterdam harbour with industry complex. Definitions are explained utilising the [i]‘basic WIMBY! pallet’ [/i] and the future transformation of the industry is illustrated. The use of colour and form refer to the industry, as does the design for the Proeffabriek logo.

Graduation Catalogue 1996

Academy of Visual Arts, Rotterdam, 1996,
art
together with:
Fred Inklaar
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
196 x 3450 / 196 x 175 mm
176 pages
[Eindexamen catalogus 1996] content In this publication all graduate students from the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam are documented for the year 1995 - 1996. design The point of departure was to visualise the process of learning that students undergo. Through experimentation, discussion with mentors, professional practice and student exchange they develop into (applied)artists. This process is made visible by making the design as a large 'fax roll'. The pages of the book must be unfolded in order to read the continuous stream of image and text. A selection of pages is shown.

Rotterdam

Graduation Catalogue, 1997,
art
together with:
Lonne Wennekendonk
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
210 x 303 mm
190 pages
[Rotterdam, Eindexamen catalogus 1997] content In this publication all graduate students from the Academy of Visual Arts in Rotterdam are documented for the year 1996 - 1997. A cd-rom is included in the catalogue. In both the catalogue and the cd-rom the work of the students is central. design The book consists of two parts. In the first part, some of the student art works are used in collages, superimposed on background photographs. This is intended as a satirical sneer at the process artists have to undergo in order to realise art in public space. In the second part the students work is shown in the form of a traditional catalogue. A selection of pages is shown.

The sea level and the polder

, 2001,
art
together with:
Barbara Dijkhuis
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
200 x 180 mm
32 pages
[De zeespiegel en de polder, aanknopingspunten voor beeldende kunst] content In this publication, possible connections and positions for art in the public domain of Nesselande are identified. The relationship between the newly built houses and the ecological zone is accentuated in relation to the cultural heritage of the area. design The pages on the right-hand-side are reserved for outlining the art commission. On the left-hand-side, relevant information collected during the research and design of the book, is displayed in the form of an encyclopaedia. This information pertaining to soil types, fauna and flora and the history of the area to name a few, can function as inspiration for the artists whilst formulating their proposals. All pages are shown.

Scetchbook

A Dog in the Backyard, 2001,
art
together with:
Barbara Dijkhuis
occasion:
art assignment
item:
paperback
Dutch edition
260 x 200 mm
192 pages
content In 2001 Rotterdam was the Cultural Capital of Europe. A lot happened along the 'cultural axis' running from the Central station to the Maas river along the Westersingel. It was evident that the planned culture along this axis was not derived from the inhabitants and users of the area. The local street culture was absent. But what lies behind the facades lining this axis? A dog in my backyard focuses on the backside of the axis in search for intimate places in the shadow of the 'cultural axis'. design All findings and discoveries are bundled in a sketchbook. Intimate, hidden zones and meeting places in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Coolhaven, Oude Westen and the Scheepvaartkwatier are spread through the book in the form an image essay. In this manner, an overview of small paradises in the form of streets, paths, niches, gardens, parks and courtyards is given. A selection of pages is shown.

HES, design process

Design for the High School for Economic Studies in Amsterdam, 2001,
architecture
together with:

occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
270 x 210 mm
32 pages
content The first part of a book regarding the design of the HES building in Amsterdam. Part one was presented when the first stone was laid and part two was made one the building had been completed in 2004. design The process of designing a building is illustrated in the book. From location and surrounding to concept and design, with insight into the inspiration, dimension and structure, the use, interior and facilities, program of uses and material and colour use. The book has no cover, eventually it is to be bundled and placed in a cover with the second part. All pages are shown.

City Branding

Image Building & Building Images, 2002,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:
Group Portraits of Young Architects 2002
item:
paperback
Dutch / English edition
240 x 170 mm
176 pages
content This publication is the result of Group Portraits of Young Architects 2002. Four occasional groups of architects developed a project for two cities in the Netherlands based on 'city branding'. This publication takes a critical, in-depth look at city branding, but moreover, shows a group portrait of the youngest generation of architects in the Netherlands. design The book is divided into two parts, a section with essays illustrated with photos and a section with the four group projects. The cities which formed the focus for the groups are comparable both through data pages as well as the projects themselves. The cover consists of skylines of global cities. The title pages of the different sections overlap and thereby function as a journey through a fictional city. A selection of pages is shown.

In Transit

Mobility, City Culture and Urban Development in Rotterdam, 2003,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:
publication paralel to 1e Architectural Biennale, Rotterdam
item:
paperback
Dutch and English edition
240 x 170 mm
192 pages
content Mobility has an enormous impact on city culture and urban development. Cities are primarily perceived from a moving perspective. Our experience of the city is to a large extent determined by infrastructure and traffic flows. Mobility is not solely a logistical or technocratic challenge in the modern city, but also a key conditioning factor in urban development. This book presents a kaleidoscopic impression of what urbanity is under today’s conditions in Rotterdam. design The book is layered, written essays alternate with image essays. The book uses word and image to examine the social significance of mobility. Relevant themes from the essays are visualised on the title pages. A photo from the project 'Mobility' is used for the cover. Besides designing of the book, image editing and two image essays are included. A selection of pages is shown.

HES, completed

Design for the High School for Economic Studies in Amsterdam, 2003,
architecture
together with:

occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
270 x 210 mm
32 pages
content The second part of a book regarding the design of the HES building in Amsterdam, presented after completion of the building. Part one was presented at the laying of the first stone. design In this book the process of building a building is illustrated, from construction to interior finishing. The book is not bound, it is eventually bundled with part one and placed in a cover. All pages are shown.

BosBus

Mobile Nature Reserve, 2004,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch and English edition
210 x 150 mm
64 pages
content Nature has discovered the global village. Over the years, hundreds of exotic plants and animals have made their way into the Netherlands. They take advantage of the existing urban infrastructure to seek out suitable niches in the city. What is the relevance of global nature to theories about the city? The BosBus, an ordinary city bus with a growing forest inside it, was a way of probing this cultural interpretation of nature. It travelled the roads of Rotterdam during the International Architecture Biennale of 2003. This book reports the adventures of the bus. design Photos of "urban" and "natural" structures are made and form the background for the pages of the book. In this way, the theme ‘global nature’ is apparent on every page. A selection of pages is shown.

Tracer 1

Six Curators on Art in Rotterdam, 2004,
art
together with:

occasion:
five-year anniversary of TENT.
item:
paperback
Dutch / English edition
240 x 170 mm
80 pages

content Tracer is an exhibition project by TENT. in association with Witte de With to celebrate the five-year anniversary of TENT. Six guest curators were invited to turn the spotlight on contemporary art in Rotterdam and reveal the state of affairs. This book is the first part of the catalogue being published. It is an introduction to the exhibition and an overview of the project proposals by the six guest curators. design For the design, use is made of the empty exhibition space, the space that curators will fill with their ideas and where art and performances will be placed. The black and white photos of the empty spaces reflect the yet to be realised ideas of the curators whilst functioning as a walk through the building. All pages are shown.

Tracer 2

Six Curator on Art in Rotterdam, 2004,
art
together with:

occasion:
five-year anniversary of TENT.
item:
paperback
Dutch / English edition
240 x 170 mm
112 pages

content What was to be expected by inviting six internationally active curators to share their visions of artistic practices in Rotterdam? Tracer 2 is a record in image of the results of this project. It documents how the six curators realised the proposals presented in Tracer 1, the first part of the catalogue. design In Tracer 2, the empty spaces have made way for the works of art. The colour photographs give a good overview of the exhibition, as one moves slowly through the space. This second booklet, with the filled in spaces, functions as a mirror to reflect the original intentions described in Tracer 1. All pages are shown.

Water Cities

, 2005,
urbanism
together with:
Roger Teeuwen
occasion:
2nd International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam
item:
paperback
Dutch / English edition
297 x 110 mm
144 pages

content The Water Cities exhibition used over a hundred models of towns and cities built on water. This book describes 32 of the ones that best exemplify this, together with 12 plans for new water cities in the Netherlands. These offer architectural and urban planning solutions to the problems that water will inevitably cause in the future. design The 'sample-cards' with extra information, made for the 44 models, are bundled for a publication. Archive cards inspire the build-up, design and typography for the 'sample-cards'. The title pages are composed of textual water patterns which form a good graphic supplement for the 'sample-cards'. A selection of pages is shown.

Mare Nostrum, Datascape

, 2005,
urbanism
together with:
Roger Teeuwen
occasion:
2nd International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam
item:
leporello
English edition
230 x 170 / 230 x 1700 mm
20 pages

content This Datascape was created for the Mare Nostrum exhibition. Tourism has become the world’s biggest and fastest growing industry, it is the world’s number one employer and export earner. However, tourism also contains the seeds of its own destruction, since it is capable of destroying the very environmental and cultural assets that made a region attractive in the first place. Datascape provides background information on the development of tourism, and on how this affects the world we live in. design The 38-meter long backlit data wall, the core of the exhibition, is scaled down to a leporello booklet. The design is built up in two layers. The first layer is a series of enlarge skyline photographs of beaches form around the world. As the observer approaches the wall, this layer becomes vaguer, ultimately transforming into large pixels at which stage, the second layer, the data layer, becomes legible. For a large part of the collected data, new notation forms are developed. All pages are shown.

Woman

, 1997,
art
together with:

occasion:
graduation project Academy of Visual Arts, Rotterdam
item:
Exhibition about the female Bodies

Fortune coockies; Breasts are beatifull baby!; Correction Ltd. demo and The fairytale.
content The idealised images of woman that society is continually confronted with are the central theme for discussion in this exhibition. By transforming both image and context, the observer gains insight into the dogmatic working and indoctrination that these cliché images carry. A number of elements form this investigation are exposed. Fortune coockies Many woman are obsessive about their weight. Women want to be slim, they maintain their often too low weight using all sorts of artificial means. This is a culturally accepted as being normal. Beautiful, young and slim are linked to health in our society and have become an ideal. The abundance of ways to achieve this ideal makes this ‘norm’ seem attainable. Weight management is the female metaphor for success, power, fortune and beauty, implying strength and independence. The ’success cookie’ mirrors the absurdity of this belief. Breasts are beautiful baby! The women wear half transparent bras with the size of the cup spray-painted over the middle of the breast. The photos indicate that all breasts can conjure feelings of eroticism and manly desire. Breasts are beautiful irrespective of what the fashion world prescribes! Breasts are, in our culture, seen as the most female element of a woman’s body. Each decade the ideal image of the breast changes, turning breasts into a cultural artefact. Ideal size and form are prescribed, as if the body is a piece of clothing that can be replaced. The appreciation of original beauty is lost in our western society. Correction ltd. demo With Correction Ltd. the observer can compile her ideal body using a choice menu. The program begins with a five screens in which different women appear. Each of these women represent society’s ideal female image having all modelled for a woman’s magazine at some stage. In the second layer one can compile a body of choice. The five body parts that are most frequently subjected to scrutiny in the model world pass by in different forms and sizes. One is expected to make a choice from each selection of body parts. By clicking on the codes that accompany the body part, one can identify the model from the first layer to which the body part belongs. After compiling one’s ideal body the total price of the cosmetic surgery needed to make the transformation is displayed. The fairytale The wall displays a collection of cosmetic advertisements from magazines. A small collection from the images regarding the image of the ideal female that we are exposed to on a daily basis. From the selection the texts and products are omitted to accentuate this idea. In this dreamlike world the is clearly no connection with reality.

Intracorp booklet

, 1999,
art
together with:
publised by CELL - initiators of incidents -
occasion:
Part of Intracorp exhibition
item:
medicalisation and mechanisation of the human body

paperback
English/Dutch edition
115 x 162
36 pages
content An art and media exhibition inside the visiting day centre of a Rotterdam hospital. The positive and negative side-effects of limitless (self)medication and plastic surgery are investigated. design Parallel to the publicity and design for the Intracorp exhibition, I made a book on own initiative based on my interest for the topic. Besides (self)medication, the images of the book deal with mechanisation of the human body. The makability of the human body stands central, through a series of (manipulated) images from our daily surroundings. In the book there is imagery used of Critical Art Ensemble, Diller + Scofidio and Herwig Turk and a text of Maurice Nio.

Bergweg

New notational systems for urban situations, 2000, Rotterdam
mapping
together with:
published by:
010 Publishers, Rotterdam
occasion:
graduation project Post. St-Joost, Breda
item:
mapping public space

paperback
English edition
166 x 121 mm
214 pages
content In this project, relevant quantative information is combined with qualitative aspects of a street, in search of new forms of notation and visualisation of information. By utilising measurements, numbers, sketches, pictograms, diagrams, figurative analyses and reference images, the physical, invisible and abstract reality of the Bergweg is described. All the analysis and notations are bundled in the book, and can be seen as the equivalent of a literary essay regarding the contemporary street c.q. city. [i]\"In urban planning and architecture, the city is traditionally communicated in direct visual terms designed to express quantity. However, if we proceed from the city\'s users, it is more the qualitative data such as the impact on the senses that define the city\'s image. It is this other vision that takes centre stage in this book: here the image culture and functioning of the city are unravelled and visualized in a case study of a single street in North Rotterdam: Bergweg - literally, \'the way to the village of Hillegersberg\'. The book combines relevant quantitative aspects with qualitative ones and uses new forms of notation and visualizations of data, including an infographic dimension to supplement and enrich the conventional urban vocabulary. Basic data regarding the street are made not only visible but conceivable too. Tabulations, measurements, sketches, pictograms, diagrams, figurative analyses and impressionistic sketches chart the physical, invisible and also abstract reality of Bergweg. In so doing the book succeeds in forging a link between subjective and objective topographies, providing a topical slant to redefining the notion of city. Because of this new way of looking at things, this publication will serve graphic designers and certainly architects and urban planners as a shining example of how public space can be charted.\"[/i]

Notational systems for urban situations

Exhibition, 2000,
public space
together with:
TENT.

participating artists and designers:
Art+Com, Bibo, Justin Bennett, Toine Horvers, Emma Kay, Daniel Libeskind, NEXT archiects, Frank van der Salm, Minke Themans and Edwin Zwakman
occasion:

item:
concept and curating an exhibition about notations and public space
TENT., Rotterdam year 2000 content In order to place the research and book in a context and to open the discussion regarding notational systems, an exhibition was curated around the emergence of the book. Work for the exhibition was selected based on the criteria; empirical investigation, relevant for the public domain, resulting in a notational system. In the exhibition the work of several artists, designers and architects was shown. Professionals who have a unique position in the field of investigating the urban surrounding and who have developed their own notational systems. [i]"Minke Themans curates an exhibition in TENT in which three books form the basis. These include, beside her own book the ‘Bergweg’, Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible City’ and the world famous ‘BauEntwurfsLehre’ by Ernst Neufert. These three books illustrate different manners for visualising the city, respectively on the basis of an inventory of quantities and qualitative phenomenon, on the basis of fantastical stories and on the basis of extreme standardisation."[/i] The exhibition begins with a matrix in which the results from the discussions with participants are notated. The matrix is comprised of three elements; the 'Bergweg', Italo Calvin’s 'Invisible Cities' and the 'Neufert , Bauentwurfslehre'. All the other works on exhibition are positioned within this matrix. GRAS Groningen year 2001 content Besides the exhibited work form the TENT exhibition, 'Het verbond ter bevordering' from the 'Stedelijk Welbevinden' organised 'sphere-meet' expeditions for the Groningen exhibition. Bert Boomsma, Ronald de Jong, Kandre OK and Jan Scheerhorn were asked to develop their own notational systems for reading the city.

World Museum Rotterdam

, 2004,
identity
together with:
Floor Houben
occasion:

item:
logo's posters and spread brochure [scetch]
Restyling logo and house style World Museum, Rotterdam. Sketch

Mobility

, 2003,
public space
together with:

occasion:

item:
photographs
content A series of photos around the theme mobility. Photo used on the cover of the publication 'In Transit, Mobility, City Culture and Urban Development in Rotterdam'.

Map of Maps

, 2004, NAi, Rotterdam
public space
together with:
Duzan Doepel

several, artists, designers, urban designers and other disciplines
occasion:
Omgevings architectuur prijs 2004
item:
mapping public space

series of maps, 1 x 3 m

[Kaart der Kaarten] content In addition to the Inbewteen exhibition*, a series of maps, sketches and annotations produced in collaboration with experts from various fields was on display. The sketches are a selection from an ongoing investigation into alternative ways of charting the urban environment. The project is inspired by the story of the 16th century Venetian monk, Fra Mauro, who had the ambition to make a world map based soley on the stories of travellers. This series of cartographic representations combines qualitative and quantitative information. The aim of the project is to offer new insights into the complexity of the social, economic, cultural and environmental processes that collectively define the public realm. The maps were designed by graphic designer Minke Themans and architect Duzan Doepel. contributions by Martin Aarts, Diego Barajas, Aaron Betsky, Bibo, Ole Bouman, Maurits de Bruijn, Machiel van Dorst, Jan Duursma , LUST / Jan de Graaf, Ton Matton, Bert van Meggelen, Dennis Moet, MUST, NEXT Architects / Arnold Reindorp, Jan Ketelaars, Steven van Schuppen, Wouter Stoer, Harm Tilman, Ronald Wall, Wieland&Gouwens. *[i]INbetween is the exhibition of the winning entry and the nominations for the 2004 Omgevings architectuur prijs, a Dutch award for the design of public space. [/i] [b]Maps[/b] [b]1. Map of maps[/b] [b]2. Spectrum[/b] Multidisciplinary definitions of the contemporary public realm. [b]3. Knowledge map[/b] The public domain seen through the eyes of experts from different fields. Kruisplein, Rotterdam 1. Duzan Doepel / Ronald Wall 2. Jan Ketelaars 3. Machiel van Dorst 4 Steven van Schuppen / Jan de Graaf 5. Arnold Reijndorp Foto: Maarten Laupman [b]4. Colour map - City[/b] [b]5. Colour map - Polder[/b] [b]6. Texture[/b] Floor materials Den Haag CS – Stroom, Het Spui. [b]7. Step map[/b] 1.164 steps Den Haag CS – Stroom, Het Spui. [b]8. Chewing gum map[/b] Signs of transition from public to semi-public space Perron 1, Den Haag CS. [b]9. Members only[/b] How accessible is the Netherlands? Which places are public, where is a selective access policy implemented, which areas can only be entered with a valid membership or entry ticket and which areas are both private yet accessible? - Must urban planners [b]10. The journey [/b] A map from the series ‘the fantastic structure of everyday events’. The need for controlled relaxation in our free time is made possible by modern public network systems. - Must urban planners [b]11. Passer-by [/b] Twenty-six minutes of registration on a terrace in Antwerp. - Bibo [b]12. Child’s perspective[/b] Eye height 1 meter. Lijnbaan – Koopgoot, Rotterdam [b]13. Homeless signs[/b] Signs in the public realm used by homeless people to communicate. Based on the story of Camilo José Cela, Judíos, moros y christianos, 1956. [b]14. Intensity[/b] Shifting intensity of use of public space in time. Rotterdam, Wijkpark Oude Westen. Series consists of 24 maps No. 8: Summer, weekend, 15:00 - [sketch version in collaboration with Harmen van de Wal and Daphne Bom] [b]15. Frequency[/b] View in relation to speed of movement. One photo per ten seconds. Coolsingel – Rotterdam [b]16. Timezones[/b] Opening times of Dutch call centres in relation to time zones of land of origin. - Diego Barajas [b]17. Registration map[/b] Points where a person is registered, both with or without prior knowledge from birth till now. - Maurist de Bruijn in collaboration with Duzan Doepel / deMink [b]18. Barcode[/b] The relative surface area of materials in and on the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam. - Duzan Doepel / deMink with Wouter Stoer [b]19. Noise and Sound[/b] Notation of sound recordings from various urban locations in Rotterdam. - Wieland en Gouwens Not shown [b]20. North Sea[/b] - LUST, Jan de Graaf en Steven van Schuppen [b]21. North Sea[/b] Cartography of a world sea A matrix of Twenty basic maps forms 440 maps in total that collectively offer an alternative view on the North Sea. - LUST, Jan de Graaf en Steven van Schuppen [b]22. Streams[/b] Intensity of movement during 24 hours. - NEXT architects, dS+V Rotterdam en Arnold Reijndorp [b]23. Ethnic city [/b] Spread of ethnic groups in relation to housing density. - NEXT architects, dS+V Rotterdam en Arnold Reijndorp [b]24. Secret paths[/b] - Vladimir Mars and Steven van Schuppen

Cemeteries Crooswijk, Rotterdam

, 2005,
public space
together with:

occasion:
art assignment
item:
research project, mapping public space

powerpoint presentation
content A lot of attention is being paid to the layout of public space, greenery and the potential of cultural heritage in the urban renewal of the neighbourhood new Crooswijk in Rotterdam. Within this framework I was asked to investigate and map the socio-economic importance of the cemetery with the goal of making this introverted public space more accessible. Qualities of the cemetery - the position of the cemetery in the middle of the neighbourhood - the green identity [the General Cemetery = city park, R.K. Cemetery = intimate courtyard] - the intercultural character of the cemetery reflects the multicultural neighbourhood - the cultural historic value [the General Cemetery is a national monument since 1996] Points of Attention - historical / cultural heritage - monumental - architectural - multicultural - landscape / ecological - artistic / crafts design: After several visits to the cemeteries I decided to add an extra element to the pre-defined list of 'qualities', namely the experience value of the cemeteries. This can be measured by adding up the previously mentioned 'qualities' and by making an average, a kind of 'experience index' (although subjective) can be derived. The use of the cemetery and the experience value must stand central. Three metaphors for the manner in which the cemeteries can be experienced are the stone archive, city park or 'dodenakker'. Cemetery as Stone Archive - architecture - graves [memoirs, grave signs and urns] - monuments - art works Cemetery as City Park - landscape architecture - flora and fauna Cemetery as Graveyard - culture and religion - death - myth and legend Extra elements - New Crooswijk - timeline - [grave] symbolism Proposed new map and research - plan with legend and timeline The inherent complexity in mapping use and experience calls for a simple graphic solution. The map is as neutral as possible, it is an abstraction of reality on which the experiential layer is superimposed by the actual visit made by an individual. The plan is structured as a timeline. Different periods are clearly legible but the sense of time and the traces of use are experienced in-situ. This experience is fed and strengthened by the additional information in the guide. The information is organised according to three of the many manners in which the cemetery can be experienced, as stone archive, city park or as graveyard. By separating the ingredients and the plan, the latter is transformed into a simplified route map, whereby the users can create their own experiential routes. In this way a multitude of connections can be made and the visitor to the cemetery is stimulated to see it through new eyes.

Rotterdam data

, 2003,
public space
together with:

occasion:
published in the publication 'In Transit'
item:
vissual essay about mobility
content Mobility represented in histograms, diagrams, and statistics. This data makes the elusive phenomenon of the city – in this case Rotterdam – more easy to manage. And in this design easier to read and compare. Essay published in 'In Transit'

Homeport Limited edition

, 2001,
art
together with:

occasion:
parallel project to Rotterdam 2001
item:
collection book
content A virtual journey along six harbour towns: Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta and Cape Town. Local artists reflect on what it is like to live in their own cities. What is it like to live in a world that is getting smaller and smaller because of increasing globalisation? Cell embarked with these artists on a journey through dance, video and film, live performances, media and modern art. design For each 'Homeport' a specific graphic design pallet is made, consisting of colours, graphic elements and referential images. During the event a newspaper is published for every city, containing information relevant to Homeport projects in their town. At the end of the journey all newspapers were collected and bound into a limited edition book.

Job Dura Fund

, 2005,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:
Job Dura Prize
item:
collection book
with six booklets

Dutch edition
179 x 259 mm

content Every two years, the Job Dura Prize from the Job Dura Fund is awarded to a person or institution that has excelled in their contribution to the built environment. Each year another theme is chosen that is relevant in the built environment of Rotterdam. For each prize awarded a booklet is made, these are then bundled to form a collection in a specially designed file. In this way it is possible to get an impression of which topics were relevant in this region at different periods in time. design For the series of booklets a layout is designed with basic rules, making it possible for other designers to fill in in the future. A selection of pages is shown.

Neither town nor countryside

The spatially disordered Netherlands, 2006, Nai, Rotterdam
urbanism
together with:
Brenda Vonk Noordegraaf
occasion:
exhibition
item:
paperback
English edition
230 x 170 mm
128 pages

[Stad Noch Land, de ruimtelijke ontordening van Nederland] content Cities grow towards one another with a steadily decreasing rural buffer between them. An uncontrolled building activity beside motorways and main roads has turned the famous Dutch panoramic views into ‘in-between territories’ lacking the identity and external appearance of both the city and the traditional countryside. This publication Neither town nor countryside charts three areas that are representative of the different forms of this in-between land: De Locht in Parkstad Limburg, Dorst in Brabant, and De Liede in the Haarlemmermeer. design Cartographers use grids to indicate scale and geographical position on a map. For the design of the book, such a grid forms the basis for the for the layout . The content of the book in the form of text and image, transforms the grid, distorting it until it ultimately adopts a new form. A selection of pages is shown.

Neither town nor countryside exhibition

The spatially disordered Netherlands, 2006, Nai, Rotterdam
urbanism
together with:
Brenda Vonk Noordegraaf
occasion:
exhibition
item:
all graphical exhibition elements
[Stad Noch Land, de ruimtelijke ontordening van Nederland] content Cities grow towards one another with a steadily decreasing rural buffer between them. An uncontrolled building activity beside motorways and main roads has turned the famous Dutch panoramic views into ‘in-between territories’ lacking the identity and external appearance of both the city and the traditional countryside. design Cartographers use grids to indicate scale and geographical position on a map. For the design of the exhibition, such a grid forms the basis for the for the layout . The content of the exhibition in the form of text and image, transforms the grid, distorting it until it ultimately adopts a new form. Arial photos of the three case study areas are printed on carpet which is also integrated in the grid structure. The three study areas are mapped on three scales, the provincial scale, the municipal scale and on the scale of a case study area. For each scale diverse forms of data, plans, diagrams and maps are designed.

Coolhaven

Platform of fame, 2007, Coolhaven Metro Station
architecture
together with:
Maarten Struijs, photography Rob \'t Hart.
occasion:

item:
series of panels
Cool Poem by Jules Deelder Haven of heaven Scheelt maar één letter Vandaar dat Coolhaven Voortaan Cool- heaven heet en de hemel voor het eerst in de historie voor iedereen direct per metro bereikbaar is content THE RET has been busy renovating the existing underground metro stations for a number of years. The metro station Coolhaven has been transformed into a permanent exhibition space. Several, especially Rotterdam buildings and projects of students and ex-studenten of the Academy of Architecture are exhibited. The platform is arranged as a `platform of Honor\'; a tribute to the (ex)students, but certainly also a tribute to the architecture of Rotterdam and surrounding. design The design is simple, large photographs with short descriptive texts. The composition of the photographs seems to reflect the skyline of Rotterdam. A panel with a pattern with narrowing arrows is placed in-between the photographs, as a connecting element, that also accentuates the movement of the arriving and leaving metro.

EVR 2010

, 2009,
urbanism
together with:
Klaar voor gebruik
occasion:

item:
publication, summary, invitation

paperback
dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
196 pages
content The release of the last edition of the Economic Outlook for Rotterdam coincided with the beginning of the economic crisis. With the release of this edition, the heavy recession seems to be gently coming to an end. The IMF predicted a slight recovery in early November from 0.75% for the Dutch economy next year. This Economic Outlook 2009 is new in design. In this Outlook, you will find the most important economic developments in the Rotterdam region in 2008, the impact of the crisis on the Rotterdam economy based on many indicators.

RAL2005 architects

, 2005,
identity
together with:

occasion:

item:
logo, letterhead and bussines cards
content RAL2005 is a Rotterdam based office focusing on the design of contemporary architecture and public space. RAL2005 uses the relationship between freedom and responsibility, durability and consumerism, and nature and urbanism to inform their design process. design House style

The Krabbeplas

, 2006,
identity
together with:

occasion:

item:
2006 invitation, poster, flyer, letter and floor drawing
2007 invitation and poster
content The recreation area Krabbeplas in Vlaardingen is part of a five year research project into new forms of recreation and use. The investigation in an initiative of the municipality of Vlaardingen and SKOR who invited artists, designers and writers to participate. One of the conclusions is that the are has potential to be used in other ways than In the current situation. To explore the scope of possibilities, plots are being designated to different (new) user groups.

Transumo

From Maasvlakte to Hinterland, 2007,
urbanism
together with:
Suzan Strampel, Brenda Vonk Noordegraaf
occasion:

item:
brochure

soft cover
Dutch edition
210 x 297 mm
22 pages
Transumo [Van Maasvlakte naar Achterland] content The accessibility of the main port Rotterdam is very important for the regional and national economy. The capacity of the motorway is already inadequate resulting in daily congestion. The aim of the Transumo A15 project is to come up with solutions for the projected problems along this trajectory for the period 2020 to 2033. These are problems relating to accessibility, vulnerability, environmental quality and security. design One travels along the motorway through the landscape, in which problems are cited through text and diagram.

Tradition Today

, 2007,
architecture
together with:

occasion:

item:
logo, invitation, poster
content The seminar “Tradition Today” focuses on the definition and role of “the classical tradition” in contemporary architecture in the Netherlands. In the nineteenth century, Dutch architecture was characterised by a bold classical - or Beaux-Arts - tradition, which slipped into the background during the emergence of modernism.

The Foreigner

, 2007,
art
together with:
photography Bob Goedewaagen
occasion:

item:
logo, invitation, citymap, project stickers and plastic bags
[de Vreemdeling] content The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Centre for Visual Art is celebrated with a art route through the heart of the city with ‘The Foreigner” as title. The reason for this topic: it has been 300 years since the almost forgotten philosopher Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) died in Rotterdam. Born in France, Bayle fled to Rotterdam, later to be known as the ‘the philosopher of Rotterdam’. His ideas concerning tolerance are still actual 300 years later.

City Image - Rotterdam Image City

Report art in public space , 2008,
art
together with:
Brenda Vonk Noordegraaf
occasion:

item:
publication

soft cover
Dutch edition
170 x 240 mm
40 pages
Stedelijk beeld - Rotterdam Beeldenstad [Notitie kunst in openbare ruimte] content In November 2005 the Rotterdam Municipal Advice Board adopted a motion regarding art in public space. This motion advised the organisation of a public/political debate regarding art in public space by the Rotterdam Advice Board for Art and Culture (RRKC). The outcomes of the debate are incorporated in a report over art in public space.

EVR 2008

, 2008,
urbanism
together with:
Klaar voor gebruik
occasion:

item:
publication, summary, invitation and pers map

paperback
dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
240 pages
content The Employment Monitor is a complete list of the Rotterdam economy. Development of the Rotterdam economy cannot only be expressed in bare numbers but also in terms of quality. The qualities of people, facilities, products and services and the quality of work will determine the quality of the Rotterdam economy. We have therefore chosen for quality of work, and quality of the economy, as the theme of the 2008 Economic Outlook. With this theme we want to highlight the importance of the attractiveness of the labor market for the economic development of the city. This edition of the Economic Outlook 2008 also includes the Employment Monitor for autumn 2008. It provides all the information on the development of employment in Rotterdam.

Op Zuid

, 2009,
public space
together with:
editors: Marjolijn van der Meijden, Minke Themans and Siebe Thissen
occasion:

item:
publication

hardcover
Dutch edition
240 x 220 mm
264 pages
On South content The restructuring of Rotterdam South is up and running. Art plays an important role in processes of urban re-development, especially in the public realm. How do artists, designers, photographers and writers see South? How do they indicate how they experience the metropolitan scale and dynamics of this district? Which city stories can be extracted from South? On South offers a unique picture of a cultural renaissance in Rotterdam. The boundaries between fact and fiction are frequently surpassed, resulting in an impression of a fascinating city. On South shares the debate on restructuring and metropolitan life with the reader and viewer. Editors: Marjolijn van der Meijden, Minke Themans and Siebe Thissen

WMR 2011

, 2011,
urbanism
together with:
Klaar voor gebruik
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
40 pages
content The Employment Monitor contains all the information about the development of employment in Rotterdam. The Employment Monitor looks back at the evolution of employment in 2011 and the development of the number of people receiving benefits under the Unemployment Act (WW) and the Social Assistance Act (WWB) in recent months. In addition, the monitor forecasts for employment development in Rotterdam for the next four years.

REAP

Towards CO2 neutral urban development, 2009,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:

item:
paperback
English / Dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
112 pages
content By the year 2025 Rotterdam aims to have halved its CO2 emissions; an ambitious plan that will require a revolutionary approach to urban areas. One proactive response to this challenge is an exploratory study of the Hart van Zuid, an area including the Ahoy, Zuidplein and the Ikazia hospital. An interdisciplinary team has investigated how to tackle CO2 issues in a structured way. This has resulted in the Rotterdam Energy Approach and Planning (REAP) methodology. REAP supports initial demand for energy, propagates the use of waste streams and advocates use of renewable energy sources to satisfy the remaining demand. REAP can be applied at all levels: individual buildings, clusters of buildings and even whole neighbourhoods. Applying REAP to the Hart van Zuid has shown that this area can become CO2 neutral. Best of all: REAP can be applied everywhere.This booklet explains the background and the methodology behind REAP. Detailed plans for Hart van Zuid lavishly illustrate its use.

From Maasvlakte to Hinterland

Duurzaam vervoer als uitdaging, 2009,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:

item:
publication, DVD

paperback
Dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
72 pages
From Maasvlakte to Hinterland [Van Maasvlakte naar Achterland] content The accessibility of the main port Rotterdam is very important for the regional and national economy. The capacity of the motorway is already inadequate resulting in daily congestion. The aim of the Transumo A15 project is to come up with solutions for the projected problems along this trajectory for the period 2020 to 2033. These are problems relating to accessibility, vulnerability, environmental quality and security. design One travels along the motorway through the landscape, in which problems are cited through text and diagram.

WMR 2009

Spring, 2009,
urbanism
together with:
Klaar voor gebruik
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
40 pages
WMR Spring 2009 content The Employment Monitor contains all the information about the development of employment in Rotterdam. The Employment Monitor has a new format and published twice a year. The monitor is developed in collaboration with the UWV / Werkbedrijf South West Netherlands. The basis of this monitor is a set of labor market information from the UWV / Werkbedrijf. The monitor itself is a selection of these figures.

WMR 2009

Autumn, 2009,
urbanism
together with:
Klaar voor gebruik
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
60 pages
WMR autumn 2009 content The Employment Monitor contains all the information about the development of employment in Rotterdam. The Employment Monitor looks back at the evolution of employment in 2008 and the development of the number of people receiving benefits under the Unemployment Act (WW) and the Social Assistance Act (WWB) in recent months. In addition, the monitor forecasts for employment development in Rotterdam for the next four years.

DSA

Doepel Strijkers Architects, 2009,
identity
together with:
website: Maurits de Bruijn
occasion:

item:
logo, letterhead, business cards, with compliments card and several publications
Doepel Strijkers Architects is an office that generates innovative interiors, architecture and urban solutions.

 The close cooperation between these fields of expertise is a prerequisite for the success of an assignment and provides an added value, however small or large the task.

Hotel Thuispaleis

, 2010,
art
together with:
i.c.w. Brandendzant
occasion:

item:
house style, logo, flyers, doorlabels, businesscard, stickers
Hotel Home Palace content Hotel Home Palace is a hotel run by home-workers in the Tarwewijk with facilities spread throughout the neighborhood. Hotel Home Palace offers the guests unexpected encounters during an unforgettable stay in a metropolitan ‘migration’ district. For home-workers, the hotel Tarwewijk is a source of income, knowledge and networks. Hotel Home Palace is a concept by Jan Konings for Kosmopolis Rotterdam. design The logo uses the traditional five star hotels coding. Because Hotel Home Palace functions differently to a regular hotel, the stars are re-fomed in shape and organisation.

HAKA Recycle Office

, 2011,
architecture
together with:

occasion:

item:
soft cover
English edition
210 x 297 mm
92 pages

HAKA Recycle Office content In light of the emerging global resource and energy crises, it is clear that architects and planners need to rethink the way in which they approach design assignments. In an intriguing case study, the HAKA building in Rotterdam, DSA developed an alternative resource efficiency strategy for a sustainable interior. Waste materials from demolition sites and production processes were harvested and reused to build the mixed-use interior. Built by a team of ex-detainees in a reintegration project, the pilot demonstrates that an interior project can create more than purely spatial value. The evaluation of the project indicates that besides the CO2 reduction booked by reusing materials, this approach offers an alternative financial model for development, with a strong social component. design The publication is printed on used paper, taking 20% of printing budget.

EVR 2011

, 2011,
urbanism
together with:
Klaar voor gebruik
occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
230 x 170 mm
200 pages
De Economische Verkenning van 2011 is opgesteld in een jaar van voorzichtig herstel van de economie. De recessie heeft de aandacht voor economische vraagstukken aangewakkerd. Voor iedereen en overal in de Rotterdamse samenleving is de impact van de recessie voelbaar. Economie heeft op alles invloed en omgekeerd zijn allerlei factoren in Rotterdam van invloed op de ontwikkeling van de lokale economie. Vandaar dat dit jaar het thema ‘Alles is economie’. Naast het thema besteedt de Verkenning, zoals gewoonlijk, aandacht aan de thema’s economie, arbeidsmarkt, kennis en innovatie, ruimte voor ondernemen, consumentenstad, haveneconomie en energie & milieu. English text will follow soon.

Water Cities flags

, 2005,
graphic design
together with:
Roger Teeuwen
occasion:
Mare Nostrum exhibition
item:
scetches
content Mare Nostrum is a research project on the colonisation of coastlines by international tourism. Mare Nostrum is concerned with one of the most conspicuous trends in globalisation, namely the rise of mass tourism. Specifically it focuses on the coastlines of countries, in temperate and sub-tropical climates. Seventeen guest curators from seventeen different countries and regions of the world were invited to analyse the development of their coastlines and present alternative approaches. Their findings are shown in the Mare Nostrum exhibition. design For the seventeen participants, flags are designed.