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The new design generation's perspective on The New Intimacy.

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In pursuit of preventing a ‘lost generation’ due to the pandemic Dutch Design Week reached out to nine Dutch design schools to unite them in one joint exhibition. These nine schools were asked to reflect on and curate an exhibition on this years’ central theme: 'The New Intimacy'.

Due to the disruptions by the coronavirus most art schools, and their design departments, are going through rough times, practically, financially and perhaps even artistically. Students have had to finish their graduation work remotely and most physical graduation shows were cancelled.

Dutch Design Foundation invited these schools in a unique joint exhibition. Challenging students and research groups to reflect upon this year’s central theme: The New Intimacy. Unfortunately, corona strikes again. Therefore, instead of the promising exhibition that was planned, their efforts are brought to you online!

How do we connect with the technology or nature around us? What is the effect of a shifting relation between publicness and intimacy? What does it mean to have a body and how does our body relate to objects and spaces around us. In a time full of shifting dynamics, these young designers provide answers, explorations, experiences and new perspectives.

Participating schools: ArtEZ, KABK, Rietveld Academie, Minerva, HKU, Willem de Kooning academie, Master Institute of Visual Cultures (St.Joost School of Art & Design, Zuyd and TU/e - Architecture and Design.

Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Foundation invited nine Dutch design schools to reflect upon The New Intimacy in a joint exhibition.

Participating schools: ArtEZ, KABK, Rietveld Academie, Minerva, HKU, Willem de Kooning academie, Master Institute of Visual Cultures (St.Joost School of Art & Design, Zuyd and TU/e - Architecture and Design.