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Stimuleringsfonds presents Talent

From 22 to 30 October, the Creative Industries Fund NL will present a new crop of emerging design talents during Dutch Design Week. Come to MU at Strijp-S and get an insight into the different design practices via one-minute film portraits. Or visit the presentations and performances of these emerging makers and designers in the Dancing with Trouble programme.

8 September 2022

Every year, emerging design talents active in the fields of design, architecture and digital culture are given the opportunity to develop themselves optimally in artistic and professional terms, thanks to a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL. The 2022 crop of talents has now been visualized in one-minute film portraits.

How can you design based on touch and feeling? What is the best diet for our soil? And how will we dress in the future if our garments are living beings?

The 2022 crop of talents is diverse and motivated by a sense of urgency. All of them want to play an active role in necessary social change. What fresh approach is this new cohort taking? Moving along on the waves of current events, they face the future with a surprisingly hopeful attitude, with courage and with freedom.

Dancing with Trouble
Complementing the film portraits, the emerging designers and makers also present themselves to the public in person through the content programme Dancing with Trouble. Four connecting themes are key to the various presentations and performances. The Sensing Forward theme relates to the increasing recognition for feelings and experiences as a valuable and valid source of knowledge. Beyond Bodies is about ceasing to focus on humans and learning to listen to nature and other entities. Relating to Land(scapes) places the focus on our future landscape, and the new skills and behaviours we need to develop to live and navigate with each other. Finally, Longing to Belong addresses the sense of detachment that many people struggle with in this hyper-individualistic age. What is the meaning of ‘feeling at home’ and how can designers contribute to a sense of belonging?

Dancing with Trouble is produced in collaboration with urban-environment programme maker Eva van Breugel, programme maker and strategic consultant on the intersection of fashion, design, art and society Esther Muñoz Grootveld and curator, writer and researcher on contemporary art (including media art), visual and digital culture Manique Hendricks. More information on the content of the programme will follow.

Emilia Tapprest, NVISIBLE STUDIO