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Creative Industries Fund NL presents new talent in The Scene is Here

10 september 2019

Every year, emerging design talents active in the fields of design, architecture and digital culture are given the opportunity to develop optimally in artistic and professional terms, thanks to a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL. The 2019 crop of talents has now been documented and visualized in one-minute film portraits. The portraits can be seen from 19 to 27 October during Dutch Design Week in the exhibition 'The Scene is Here', in MU at Strijp-S. During the week there will also be performances or workshops by talents who present themselves to the public on the spot in an unexpected way.

The Scene is Here provides a look at the design practice of 28 up-and-coming design talents. What are their motives, their doubts and ambitions, and what values do they put first in their work? Angelique Spaninks, chair of the Talent Development Grant Programme advisory committee: 'What's striking about today's talented generation of designers is the combination of guts and modesty. They want to tackle the roots of failing systems everywhere - social, political, economic, cultural - sometimes in a serving role, but always self-confident. Of course, they won't be able to solve the world's problems, but they'll restore connections and contribute to the turning tide by working closely together, with each other, but especially with scientists, specialists and others in the industry who really want to do things differently.'

For instance, fashion designer Anouk Beckers responds to fast fashion in her work and focuses with a collective collection on the social aspect of fashion, rather than on fashion as a commercial product. Anouk Beckers: 'While studying TxT and fashion at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, I already felt uncomfortable with the idea of linking myself to fashion as a commercial system. That's why I started investigating an alternative working practice, in search of a way that allows me to say with pride that I make fashion.' Beckers has developed an open-source modular clothing system and gives workshops in which she invites different makers, experienced or not, to make part of a garment. The workshop can also be followed during The Scene is Here.

The Scene is Here presents
Anouk Beckers (design), Arif Kornweitz (interdisciplinair), Arvid & Marie (design), Bastiaan de Nennie (digital culture), Bernhard Lenger (design), Daria Kiseleva (design), Darien Brito (digital culture), Gino Anthonisse (design), Irene Stracuzzi (design), Job van den Berg (design), Johanna Ehde (design), Jungmyung Lee (design), Studio Knetterijs (design), Koen Steger (interdisciplinair), Kostas Lampridis (design), Lena Knappers (architecture), Lucas Munoz Munoz (interdisciplinair), Manetta Berends (digital culture), Mirte van Duppen (digital culture), Ninamounah (design), Pim van Baarsen (design), Philip Vermeulen (interdisciplinair), Teis De Greve (digital culture), Théophile Blandet (design), Tomas Dirrix (architecture), Vera de Pont (design), Waèl el Allouche (interdisciplinair), Wesley de Boer (interdisciplinair)

practical information
Title: The Scene is Here. Presentation of talent by the Creative Industries Fund NL
Date: 19 to 27 October 2019
Time: daily 11.00-18.00
Performances and workshops: daily, programme follows
Location: MU, Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S) 5617 BD Eindhoven

In addition to The Scene, Here is the 28 film portraits, made by Studio Moniker, can also be seen on Platform Talent from the Dutch Design Week. This online platform provides an overview of all talents that have been supported since 2013 from the Grant Programma for Talent Development. The platform can be followed via stimuleringsfonds.nl/platformtalent.