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(Archive) New Now

An exhibition initiated by post-graduates from ArtEZ Arnhem, with projects ranging from a VR cooking game to 5-meter-high stilts and colorful ceramics

This project was part of DDW 2022
Moōn by Emma Knaken — © sander luske

“An exciting mix of traditional crafts, speculative future scenarios, and explorations into everyday life and objects.”

Programming ‘New Now’ during Dutch Design Week 2022:

>At the Fermentation Station:
Throughout the week different guests will be working at the fermentation station. Each guest will present/work/experiment around a different topic related to fermentation. And there will be opportunity to taste some cool things!

October 24 & 25 (mon,tue) ‘Com Panis’ (sourdough bread) by Tessa Straver. The whole day.

October 26, 27 & 28 (wed,thu,fri) ‘Three days of Autumn’ by Jip Roemaat. The whole day.

October 29 (sat) ‘Koji growing’ by Marika Groen. Lecture & demonstration at 13:30 and 15:00.

October 30 (sun) ‘Dutch Miso making’ by Marika Groen. Lecture & demonstration at 14:00.

>During this week, Asuka Kondo will be walking around with her work ‘Human Connector’ from 15:00. However, on Wednesday 26th of October, she won’t be around. Don’t mis it!

(Oscar van der Laan also graduated from ArtEZ and there are rumors that he might preform...)

New Now

As a group of young designers, the way the future is going to look and be like is on our minds.

Explorations on the nature-culture of food, possible solutions to rising water levels, new energy sources, our relation to air pollution and the importance of weeds are all important parts of this future.

What will our future homes look like? What will be hanging on our walls and standing on our tables?
How will those products be made?

And outside of our homes, how do we create connections between people again? After a pandemic full of distance, how do we celebrate the relationships that are there?

These are the questions of the future that keep us busy today. As solutions to the big questions of the New, might be found in our actions and ideas Now. So, come to our show to see, feel and discuss the New Now.

(Scroll down for info on the projects on show!)

> New Now is an initiative by Product Design alumni from ArtEZ (Arnhem)


Moōn by Emma Knaken
Playful tableware objects that invite you to create a different dining experience.

Sky Pies by Suzanne Bongers
A VR cooking game with corresponding utensils as an alternative to a physical kitchen.

The Fermentation Experimentation Station by Mily Bogaarts
Have you ever gone on safari in your own kitchen?

Nat Land by Max Degen
A film and two objects that illustrate the story of a person in the Netherlands adapting to climate change

The art of Energy by Gijs Schalkx
A quest on building my own DIY energy infrastructure

Handle with Care by Adinda Rensen
Handle with Care is a collection of ceramic wall ornaments.

The Rainbow and the Air by Finn Bekkering
Looking through the rainbow at the air

Modular Plaster by Marieke Cornielje
This project involves a flexible modular mould that captures the versatility of ceramics.

Onkruid vergaat niet by Nadine Pijnacker
A collection of porcelain objects that celebrate the herbal qualities of weeds.

人つなぎ人 (Human Connecter) by Asuka Kondo
Let’s celebrate the relationship with our surroundings and expand the connection we have!