Product, Design, Arnhem.

Presentation, Composing the New Carpet, 2017.

During the Dutch Design Week a group of 1st year students had been selected to showcase their work at the exhibition Work in Progress, organised by Network Applied Design Research (NADR). The students developed new approaches within the research project Composing the New Carpet by the Centre of Expertise Future Makers ArtEZ working together with Modint, product designers, carpet manufacturers such as Bonar and WageningenUR. During the Dutch Design Week ArtEZ Centre of Expertise Future Makers showcased all finding by students and professionals who collaborated within the project. 

Supervised by Peter Traag and Jeroen van den Eijnde


Presentation, Salon Product Design, 2017.

During the graduation week Finals 2017 the department organised the Salon Product Design for an invited group from (int)national industry, education and design practice. The first gathering Salon16 took place a year earlier to speak on the urgency, context and relevance within our changing work field. This start led to an inspiring evening enabling discourse and collaboration. Speakers at Salon17 connected their talks by speaking on the urgency of the social, ethical and political context we are living in. Speakers: Lovisa Minkiewicz  (NL), Frank Kolkman (NL),  Helen Carnac (UK), Daniel Michalik (USA) and Ed van Hinte (NL)

Presentation, BioDesign Challenge, 2017.

Jasmijn van der Weide, Jeroen van Kempen, Lovisa Minkiwicz, 2nd year students have been selected to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 22-23 June in New York City. The Biodesign Challenge (BDC) is a university competition, that partners college students with scientists to envision new ways to harness living systems and biotechnology. The students have been working with professors, scientists, and subject-matter experts to explore the possible ways biotechnology may reshape our lives.


The group designed a  speculative context to open the debate between design, technology and ethics. The Par-tu-ri-ent project is about future parents and childbearing, with the possibility to grow and design your child in an external pod. By shifting the focus of the discussion from a purely scientific approach to a social approach, we can get a realistic impression of what the consequences of the progress of biotechnology and biodesign could be. 


The project was supervised by Katja Gruijters and Sander Luske. With support of Rolf Schoeber, Peter Traag and Judith van den Boom and Dr. Jeroen de Ridder & Dr. Wigard Kloosterman, Dr. Terry Vrijenhoek ,University Medical Center Utrecht, University Medical Center Utrecht, Emy Kool, Ethicist, University Medical Center Utrecht, Sos Astrup, Midwife, Hans Bergmans PhD, (retired) NIPHE, Actors Annebel Overbeeke, Harun Balci, Grace van der Zee.