Emerging design talents supported by the Fund have been mapped and captured in one-minute movies by Studio Moniker and are physically present to enact and connect with the audience in unexpected ways.
The Scene is Here provides a look at the design practice of 28 up-and-coming design talents. What are their motives, their doubts and ambitions, and what values do they put first in their work?
Angelique Spaninks, chair of the Talent Development Grant Programme advisory committee: ‘What’s striking about today’s talented generation of designers is the combination of guts and modesty. They want to tackle the roots of failing systems everywhere - social, political, economic, cultural - sometimes in a serving role, but always self-confident. Of course, they won’t be able to solve the world’s problems, but they’ll restore connections and contribute to the turning tide by working closely together, with each other, but especially with scientists, specialists and others in the industry who really want to do things differently.’
In addition to the video portraits, the talents will be featured daily in a rich program with various performances and workshops.