- EmbodiedPeople with visible physical defects stand out from the crowd. Passengers will observe them because they are fascinated by their different appearance. But you don’t want to stare because you don’t want to cause an awkward situation. Deviate from the norm plays an important role in this particular matter. This concerns the interaction between beauty and ugliness, recognition and alienation in specific. That’s what captivates me. The developed materials for this collection have got an organic feeling. They imply defects of natural cause. Recognizable features of a shoe like heel and toe remain clearly visible. Combining those elements with the newly obtained structures provides tension and confusion. As I designer I want to create a new identity that suggests a alternative beauty. I want to make people think about beauty and her abnormalities.
- INDEPENDENT LABOURHow will privatisation of the NHS affect childbirth? The UK government wants to privatise the National Health Service. By offering external private companies the opportunity to take contracts and manage key healthcare services within the NHS, we are slowly seeing the NHS turn from an entirely publicly funded institution to a more privatized model. Undermining and weakening the NHS means that basic health care services in the UK face a very uncertain future. If the NHS is to become fully privatized, people will be denied free health care and will have to begin contributing or paying for key health services or long-term insurance policies. Each year around 700,000 babies are born in the UK. An uncomplicated birth in the UK costs the NHS £3,000 pounds. If the NHS collapsed, and there was no state support to help cover these expenses, as is the case in many other countries, what would this mean for people who have no other alternative but to give birth completely independently at home? ‘Independent Labour’ explores this future scenario and creates an alternative by providing a Birth Box with all the instruments and instructions you need to fully prepare and give birth unaided at home.
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- LET'S GET MESSHYLETS GET MESSHY is a short campaign video about the love and appreciation of the art of embroidery. It elevates the craft and gives the viewer another perspective on an old-fashioned technique. But above all this clip is just fun! With this humoristic video Anne Vaandrager and Floor Nijdeken present an intimate and slightly erotic interaction between the basic elements of embroidery; mesh, needle and thread. Floor Nijdeken, an Amsterdam based designer, is the founder of Crossover Collective. The Crossover Collective connects people from different backgrounds in a low-tech manner, and makes old crafts fun again. Floor’s social embroidery table illustrates that it is not scary to have real interaction and take the time to share stories, crafts and knowhow. It’s about sitting down for a moment and being part of a collective textile piece. Anne Vaandrager a London based designer/filmmaker, graduated cum laude from MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins in 2016. Her work is characterized by irony and sarcasm, to deal with subjects that matter. With her humoristic videos she creates absurd and funny scenarios that can make the viewer slightly uncomfortable. The mutual sense of humor between Anne and Floor resulted in this 'tongue and cheek' video.
- The Future Of_2016In 2016 we debuted, The Future Of_, an event series inviting future-shapers to illuminate us with their thoughts on the near and far future. Bypassing the ‘middleman’, The Future Of_ is a unique opportunity to directly access the creatives influencing the edges of tomorrow. The event was attended by 75 influencers, editors, marketing directors, brand managers, university professors, curators and cultural producers. Sign up to the mailing list for notifications of future events: http://www.futureof.co/mailing-list/6
- Footwear design for the kids collection - Print design for men, women and kids collection
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