Hague Thinkingworks onThe way we think.
The way we thinklinks policy with design in its manifold forms. It aims at developing divergent thinking strategies that can be applied to a wide range of policy issues, with an emphasis on international affairs. It links the physiological processes in the body with the cognitive processes in the brain. The media that we have used so far are objects, concepts, images, sound, crafts, dance and language.
The projects of HagueThinking are based on both theoretical and empirical findings. In our research projects, experts work together with designers, musicians, dancers, etc.. Together we develop tools that visualize patterns of thought. And we create ideas for a necessary update. Key is the importance of sensory awareness as a tool to develop our cognitive capacity. Thanks to art we think. Through art we grow.The way we think.
This exhibition aims at presenting how The Hague embraces design to innovate the way we think about peace & justice. The Hague is the international city of peace, justice and security. It houses 160 international organizations, among which the main international courts and tribunals that deal with crimes against humanity and how to prevent these from happening. International criminal law, international public law and international private law are synonymous to The Hague. It is there that the future of accountabilty, of peaceful conflict resolution and of protection of the individual in a globalizing world are being defined.
This exhibition show examples of the contributions by designers in visualizing and opening the way we think about peace & justice. It will demonstrate that design has a role to play in international policy and addressing complex global issues. The exhibition will present 3 project as well as a digital overview of the results of the project Visualizing Peace & Justice in The Hague, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Visualizing peace & justice is a project of the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Municipality of The Hague, Higher Education and International Affairs. In 2016 and 2017, the designers were graduate students from the Man & Leisure department of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Visualizing peace & justice was their individual graduation project. In 2017, several students from the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague participated in the project. In 2018, as much as 55 students from the Master courses Information Design, Contextual Design and Curating & Writing, were involved in the project. In interdisciplinary groups they worked in 4 tutored groups, leading to 16 inspiring ideas.
VisuaIizing peace & justice is coordinated by Anneleen de Jong, PhD candidate at the University of Leiden and founder of Hague Thinking Foundation.
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In this installation Daan Wubben wishes to address the gap between the number of recognized countries and the number of existing countries in the world. This gap plays an important role in international affairs, and is key to politics and practice of Peace & Justice in The Hague.
For more information on Daan Wubben: www.daanwubben.com