TRACY•TV #33 – Prince Claus Awards, Abe Bonnema Prize and Hello Robot

TRACY•TV #33 – Prince Claus Awards, Abe Bonnema Prize and Hello Robot

A glimpse into the many interesting exhibitions and performances that I saw these past two weeks. First, a performance of Faustin Linyekula and Hlengiwe Lushaba at the Prince Claus Awards, and the funny wonderful creations of Jacqueline Lecarme made of…combs. I spoke with Michiel Riedijk of architecture firm Neutelings Riedijk who just won 50.000 euro (the Abe Bonnema Prize) for his design of the cityhall in Deventer and with Tom Frantzen who explained the flexible wooden housing concept Patch 22 to me. In the weekend, we went to Ghent, to the Vitra museum exhibition Hello Robot. 

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Interview with Renny Ramakers of Droog Design at Vitra

Interview with Renny Ramakers of Droog Design at Vitra

At a gathering in the Vitra Design Museum I interviewed founder Renny Ramakers of Droog Design for Premsela’s series Pioneers of Industrial Culture. Download the free iTunes podcast here. I also toured the Vitra campus – a true architects’ playground – and saw the exhibition Confrontations, for which five Dutch designers worked together with local Swiss designers (more on that in my next Observation). Read the article…