TRACY•TV #50: Places of Hope in Leeuwarden

TRACY•TV #50: Places of Hope in Leeuwarden

‘Places of Hope’ is an exhibition in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden as part of the city’s role als cultural capital this year. Curators Maarten Hajer and Michiel van Iersel offer us an optimistic look at the future. For sure there are many problems in the world, but there are also lots of inspired people who have come up with innovative solutions. ‘Sun for everyone!’

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Design in Milaan: Pronken met plastic

Design in Milaan: Pronken met plastic

Op de Designweek in Milaan zijn ideeën belangrijker dan producten. Veel ontwerpers willen liever de problemen van de wereld oplossen, zoals de enorme hoeveelheden afval, dan de zoveelste stoel toevoegen. Producent Hans Lensvelt kocht voor zijn expositie ‘Nothing New’ bestaande meubels van zijn label op en presenteerde ze opnieuw; Billie van Katwijk maakte tassen van gelooide koeienmagen die anders worden weggegooid; Plastic Whale maakt designmeubels uit Amsterdamse grachtenplastic.

Lees hier mijn reportage voor NRC Handelsblad van 28 april 2018.

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TRACY·TV #48: Studio Drift, the making of the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

TRACY·TV #48: Studio Drift, the making of the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, a.k.a. the Dutch design duo Studio Drift, are famous worldwide for their poetic works that mix technology with nature. They have their first solo exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam, from the 25th of April until 26th of August 2018, including well-known works such as Fragile Future, the Drifter, Shylight and Amplitude. Dutch journalist Tracy Metz got the chance to take a look at the making of the exhibition and interviewed Lonneke Gordijn.

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