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Graduation 2015

141 graduates are presenting 153 projects during this year’s Graduation Show. The annual event celebrates Design Academy Eindhoven’s new design talents. This year we see projects dealing with some of the most important issues facing society - race, dematerialisation, tactility and humanising technology.  

 

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Examples of Graduation Projects

 

Manon van Hoeckel - In Limbo Embassy - Man and Leisure

In ‘In Limbo Embassy’ Manon van Hoeckel looks at the perceptions surrounding asylum seekers. She worked with groups of people whose applications for asylum have been rejected, and delved into what their illegal status means on a social level. 

In her embassy for the unrepresented, ambassadors – who are themselves refugees – create a space for dialogue, cultural exchange and even legal work.  ‘Printed Matters’ is a confronting series of portraits of the embassy ambassadors.  The portraits can be sold by people with no work permit under freedom of the press laws.

 

Olivier van Herpt - Functional 3D Printed Ceramics - Man and Activity
Olivier van Herpt is fascinated with manufacturing.  He started by researching the differences between the man-made and the machine-made and then designed and programmed a printer/extruder to bridge this gap.  By fine-tuning the settings on his machine, he can vary the textures, surfaces, shapes and sizes of the finished products.

 

Alix Bizet - Hair Matter(s) - Social Design

Tamed, shaved, dyed or straightened, hair is a material that has been long used by humans to construct a portrait. Human hair is shaped to be a social indicator between individuals to communicate their status and cultural affiliations. Although hair’s original state is characterized by richly diverse texture and colors, our idea of hair has been steadily standardized over the years by the beauty products industry, media, and social conventions, making it akin to a uniform.
Hair can also be thought of as a vector through which individuals fight time passing by concealing the onset of greyness and thinness, or a means to hide their heritage or even rebel against globalized notions of acceptability and beauty. The material qualities and styles of hair can place the individual in or outside norms via classification of the wanted or unwanted hair, these in turn can correspond to what is considered perfect or imperfect individuals.
While researching hair and its various structures, I tried to find specific techniques and scenarios for every hair type by creating designs where all hairs are wanted and needed for their specificity and structural qualities.
You can say we are in a time of crisis, in which intolerance and prejudice begin with judgment of one’s natural hair qualities, or style. This project offers hair as a platform for understanding, as a medium to talk about diversity of individuals and how it is essential to address the subject of democracy and an equality of all hairs in society.

    Practical Information

    Shows the work of 141 graduates

    Open for public:
    October 17th  at 13:00
    Preview for press:
    October 17th at 10.00 - 11:00
    Location:
    deWitteDame, Emmasingel 14, Eindhoven

    Passe-partout tickets are your entrance to Klokgebouw, Dutch Design Awards exhibition, Design Academy Eindhoven and Van Abbemuseum

    Opening hours:
    Saturday 17 October
    13:00 – 18:00
    Sunday 18 until Wednesday 21 October
    11:00 – 18:00
    Thursday 22 until Saturday 24 October
    11:00 – 20:00
    Sunday 25 October
    11:00 – 18:00

    Special Open days

    for future students during the Graduation Show - Be welcome!

    Do you want to study at Design Academy Eindhoven to become a designer? Do you have any questions about our education and admission procedure, or about your personal match?

    BACHELOR INFO:
    Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October, 10.30 hrs.
    Wednesday 21st also at 15.00 hrs

    MASTER INFO:
    Wednesday 21st October 14.00 hrs.
    Location: Auditorium, 3rd Floor

    Thing Nothing


     

    Art and design in dialogue

    17 October - 15 November
    Van Abbemuseum

    In Thing Nothing Creative Director Thomas Widdershoven and the Van Abbemuseum research the meaning, value and future of things. The exhibition addresses the relation between form and counter-form, between the real and the virtual, between technological possibilities and moral issues.

    Van Abbemuseum
    Bilderdijklaan 10
    5611 NH Eindhoven

    For information about Thing Nothing and the programme at the Van Abbemuseum during DDW, please visit www.vanabbemuseum.nl

     

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    BRUNS | CANON | COSENTINO | ECCO LEATHER | E.ON | FORBO FLOORING | GEMEENTE EINDHOVEN | GGzE DE GROTE BEEK | KEEP AN EYE FOUNDATION | LECTURIS | NS | RENE SMEETSFONDS | SWAROVSKI | > VEENHUIZEN | VAN ENGELEN & EVERS | VESCOM | WATERSCHAP DE DOMMEL | WOONBEDRIJF

    The Graduation Show is part of the Dutch Design Week 2015 and is supported by Gemeente Eindhoven