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(Archive) Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presents talent

This project was part of DDW 2021

The Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie offers a glimpse into the thinking and practice of 35 up-and-coming design talents, all of whom relate to current social themes. What are their motives, their doubts and ambitions and which values do they put first in their work?

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presents talent

Every year, thanks to a grant from the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, emerging design talents active in the fields of design, architecture and digital culture are given the opportunity to develop optimally, both artistically and professionally. The 20/21 generation is diverse and motivated by a sense of urgency. They all know how to formulate their own answers, or questions, to the era of crises that shaped them. Their investigations range from Afrofuturism and medieval paganism to research on recyclable glaze or plant-based cheese. Through introspection and critical reflection, they have managed to chart a singularly original course. We show this in 35 one-minute film portraits.

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presents:

Lesia Topolnyk, Jean-François Gauthier, JeanPaul Paula, Wes Mapes, Luuc Sonke, Sophia Bulgakova, Stefano Murgia, Sydney Rahimtoola, Frances Rompas, Andrius Arutiunian, Thom Bindels, Gabriel Fontana, Renee Mes, Irakli Sabekia, Asefeh Tayebani, Louis Braddock Clarke, Khalid Amakran, Cleo Tsw, Moriz Oberberger, Sherida Kuffour, Vera van de Seyp, Funs Janssen, Josse Pyl, Fransje Gimbrère, Fana Richters, Don Kwaning, Philipp Kolmann, Audrey Large, Mirjam Debets, Marlou Breuls, Bodil Ouédraogo, Inez Naomi Correa Alves, Qasim Arif, Johanna Seelemann and Seok-hyeon Yoon.

Talents present themselves in seven Talent Talks

On 18 and 20 October the Creative Industries Fund NL organises Talent Talks: seven talkshows in which up-and-coming talents discuss current themes that are decisive in their work and practice. You can apply via the website of the Fund.


18 Octobeer
Talk 1: Fashion makers make fashion – 10-11 h
Bodil Ouédraogo, Marlou Breuls, Fana Richters, Inez Naomi

Talk 2: Materials and materials development – 11-12 h
Audrey Large, Fransje Gimbrère, Seok-hyeon Yoon

Talk 3: Graphic design and typography – 14-15 h
Qasim Arif, Sherida Kuffour, Funs Janssen, Moriz Oberberger

Talk 4: Contemporary landscapes and architecture – 15-16 h
Thom Bindels, Jean-François Gauthier, Lesia Topolnyk, Luuc Sonke

20 October
Talk 5: Artscience and immersive installations – 10-11 h
Sophia Bulgakova, Mirjam Debet, Stefano Murgia, Louis Braddock Clarke

Talk 6: Digital storytelling and representation within audiovisual design practices –11-12 h
Khalid Amakran, Sydney Rahimtoola, JeanPaul Paula, Wes Mapes, Frances Rompas

Talk 7: Conceptual and social design – 14-15 h
Gabriel Fontana, Philipp Kolmann, Johanna Seeleman, Renee Mes