In cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Poland, the institute invited the journalists Jacek Mrowczyk and Czeslawa Frejlich of the Polish magazine 2+3D Design to the Netherlands. They were preparing a special Dutch design issue and wished to learn more about talented emerging designers, sustainable design and open design projects. They visited design studios, academies and museums; attended the Object Rotterdam design fair; and stopped by Het Nieuwe Instituut and met staff members. Rita Halasi of Budapest Design Week and Dániel Barcza of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest also took part in the tour, with assistance from the Dutch embassy in Hungary. 2+3 D’s 38-page Dutch design special reported on the visit in words and pictures.
About Jacek Mrowczyk
Jacek Mrowczyk, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, was a lecturer in visual communication there from 1999 to 2007 and has won several prizes and special mentions, e.g., at the 18th International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, Czech Republic, in 1998 and at the 16th Biennial of the Polish Poster in Katowice, Poland, in 1999. He is a co-founder and deputy editor of the Polish design quarterly 2+3D and the author of a number of articles on design. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York (2001–2002) and a scholar Kosciuszko Foundation scholar at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island (2006–2007). He is an assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and a critic at RISD.
About Czesława Frejlich
Professor Czesława Frejlich is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and teaches design there and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She worked as an industrial and graphic designer until 2000. She is a co-organiser of the Polish National Biennial of the Art of Designing, an editor of the design magazine Biuletyn Sztuki Projektowania, and an exhibition curator. She has been editor-in-chief of the quarterly 2+3D since 2001.