TRACY·TV #61: Dutch Design Week 2018

TRACY·TV #61: Dutch Design Week 2018

The Design Academy Eindhoven has moved its 2018 graduation show to the former Campina milk factory on the edge of town.. There’s lots of space not only for the objects, but also for the ideas behind them. I chose four that address both the physical and the digital domains, from morphed office chairs to the way women sit in public, with their knees together… but not on Anna Jensen’s chairs!

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TRACY·TV #60: Robot Love

TRACY·TV #60: Robot Love

What does it mean to be human in a time when man and machine merge? The exhibition Robot Love, curated by Ine Gevers, asks whether our capacity for love still distinguishes us from robots, now that robots – thanks to artificial intelligence – have the ability to learn. Can robots learn to love? Ine Gevers is also a guest in my talkshow Cinema Stadsleven in EYE Film Institute on Oct. 24th.

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Irma Boom, koningin van het boekontwerp

Irma Boom, koningin van het boekontwerp

Filmmaker en grafisch vormgever Lex Reitsma heeft vier jaar gewerkt aan zijn film ‘Boom Maakt Boek’, over boekontwerper Irma Boom. De kijker leert haar niet kennen, maar ziet wel duidelijk met welke totale overgave en begeestering Boom het resultaat bereikt dat haar voor ogen staat. ,,Ik kan alleen werken met opdrachtgevers die mij vertrouwen, en die ik vertrouw.”

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TRACY·TV #57: Superblock in Barcelona for people, not cars

TRACY·TV #57: Superblock in Barcelona for people, not cars

All over the world, cities are trying to take back public space from the car. Barcelona has invented the ‘superblock’, where through traffic is banned to make space for playgrounds and gardens. I went to see the superblock in the neighborhood Poble Nou. Where four lanes of through traffic used to drive, there are now gardens, benches and playgrounds. “All cities should try this”, says neighborhood resident Silvia Casorran.

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