Design Academy Eindhoven
Graduation Show 2016
Curated by Formafantasma
The 2016 Design Academy Eindhoven graduates are working in a critical moment in time. All 171 newly graduated designers are entering an era characterized by uncertainty, upheaval, aggression and hate.
Yet their vision remains steadfastly positive because design is an optimistic discipline. Our designers believe in a better world, they believe in the possibility of change, and they believe that design can play a central role in the shaping of a new world.
Our 2016 graduates explore larger issues in their designs: peace, production, surveillance and gender.
They courageously deal with war and peace, and open the debate on government surveillance and the right to privacy. They delve into gender and how constraints and a narrow way of thinking limit our potential. And they also look at what recently was – by analyzing production processes and posing challenges to big industry. They search for new methods and for material innovations, and they mix craft and technology to create new products that can be made on a more human scale.
The Arena is a stage for design students to question the default option and to find alternate forms of expression. We will present – PechaKucha style – non-stop daily programming of performances, films, debates and presentations.
Get access to a behind-the-scenes look at both the underbelly and more cerebral side of design. Prominent international speakers like Ole Bouman (Design Society, Shenzhen), Gabriel Maher (De__sign(er) and Queer thinker), Jan Boelen (Curator), Ralph Nauta (Studio Drift), Alex Coles (Design critic), Julie Lasky (New York Times), Paul Makovsky (Metropolis Magazine) and David Hamers (Reader and Researcher, DAE) will join our students and alumni to explore current topics being dealt with in Graduation Show 2016 – identity, queer, health, and the digital future of museum curating.
Graduation Show practical information
22 – 30 October 2016
Design Academy Eindhoven
De Witte Dame, 3rd floor
5611 AZ Eindhoven
Saturday 22 October: 13.00 – 18.00
Sunday till Wednesday & Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00
Thursday till Saturday 29 October: 11.00 – 20.00
Design Academy Eindhoven thanks its Friends and Funders:
Baltan Laboratories, Bruns, Canon, ECCO Leather, Gemeente Eindhoven, GGzE de Grote Beek, Hivos, Keep an Eye Foundation, Rene Smeets Fund, Swarovski, > Veenhuizen, Van Engelen & Evers, Vescom, Waterschap de Dommel, and Woonbedrijf.
De Witte Dame
Emmasingel 14, entrance floor 3
Map No. 38
Accessible for disabled, Toilets
|Sat||22 Oct||13:00 - 18:00|
|Sun||23 Oct||11:00 - 18:00|
|Mon||24 Oct||11:00 - 18:00|
|Tue||25 Oct||11:00 - 18:00|
|Wed||26 Oct||11:00 - 18:00|
|Thu||27 Oct||11:00 - 20:00|
|Fri||28 Oct||11:00 - 20:00|
|Sat||29 Oct||11:00 - 20:00|
|Sun||30 Oct||11:00 - 18:00|
Curator: Studio Formafantasma
Exhibition design: Studio Formafantasma
Graphic: Haller Brun
Texts: Gabrielle Kennedy, Wendy Lubberding, Annemarie Hoeve, Willemijn de Jonge
Photography: Lisa Klappe, Nicole Marnati, Femke Reijerman, Ronald Smits, Angeline Swinkels
Sponsors: Gemeente Eindhoven and our Friends and Funders
Organized by Design Academy Eindhoven
At Design Academy Eindhoven we educate designers in the broadest sense of the word. We don’t teach our students – we are a platform for development. In our opinion, a design course should involve a lot of freedom – it should encourage the individual to be curious, to experiment, to discuss, to criticize, and to explore. Thinking-through-making is therefore an important aspect of all our courses – designing an end-product as you go.
To stimulate creative collaborations and professional experimentation, our courses are constructed around domains of human activity. These departments have a focal point – like space or identity – to cross the boundaries of the conventional disciplines. Within our departments, students are encouraged to use and mix knowledge, fields and production methods in the design process. Interdisciplinary working creates new ways to perceive – and thus the opportunity to design alternative approaches to () existing problems.
become creative, to learn a craft or skill, to understand physics or medicine in order to design. At Design Academy Eindhoven, we offer our students the ingredients to quench that thirst and to become self-sustainable, ever-progressing designers.