5 to 7 December 2018
Dates of visit
Purpose of visit
The nine guests will attend Thursday Night Live!, Prix de Rome, an evening of Het Nieuwe Instituut on the value of speculative research and will be taken on a field visit to the Afrikaanderwijk under the guidance of Ramon Mosterd and Alexandre Fortado. Their schedule will also include a visit to RibRib (a space for art, with Maziar Afrassiabi), ThingsCon: The Incredible Machine (an event that will give an overview of designing equitable models of progress), This is Bouw/The Commune (Rotterdam’s International incubator for starting designers), and MAMA (a platform for visual culture and young talent). The delegation will get acquainted with Dutch designers, architects, curators, meet the officers of Het Stimuleringsfonds and visit Het Nieuwe Instituut. Furthermore, they will share experiences with collaborations across country borders, share knowledge on local creative networks and look for opportunities for further collaboration
Bahia Shehab is associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at The American University in Cairo where she has developed a full design curriculum mainly focused on the visual culture of the Arab world. She is the first Arabic woman to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. Nagehan Alan and Selin Mörth founded Design In Situ, a design company with the main focus on experience design and digital marketing production services. Ersin Altin is an architect/designer, researcher and educator. His work is situated at the intersection of urban studies, history and digital technologies. Kenza Benbouchaib is a cultural operator and deputy director of Kulte Center for contemporary art and editions in Rabat, Morocco. Her current practice examines the modalities and potentialities of curating to institute otherwise and explore new languages of collectivity.