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LIVECAST - Inclusive Cities & Societies through Design: Tales of the TREM

21 october 2020

On Monday 26 October at 14.00 CET, the Creative Industries Fund NL presents the livecast 'Inclusive Cities & Societies through Design: Tales of Turkey, Russia, Egypt and Morocco' at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. Between 2017-2020, the Fund supported 26 teams in these four countries. Several team members will share their international collaboration experiences involving numerous organizations, institutions and individuals. By taking us on their journey, we gain a deeper insight into their projects and an understanding of the significance of intercultural initiatives from a design standpoint. The livecast is also the launch of the new publication 'Tales of the TREM'.

View the livecast here:

  • In the livecast teams of creative makers, designers and architects share their special experiences in collaboration with numerous creative local partners in Turkey, Russia, Egypt and Morocco.

    The livecast deals with the importance of international exchange in the area of current, urgent, global themes and the social role and impact of design. Together with many local partners, the teams look for innovative design solutions to the numerous challenges posed by rapid urbanization, such as designing inclusive public spaces, developing good, affordable housing and new forms of circular design. The aim is to share with a wider audience the stories unknown to many from these four countries, the innovative perspectives and the lessons learned.

    The Creative Industries Fund NL supports 26 projects within the multi-year programme 'Inclusive Cities & Societies through Design', as part of the International Cultural Policy 2017-2020 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

    With various team members and moderated by presenter Jörgen Tjon a Fong, we are going to discuss the following themes:

    1. inclusive cities and societies
    with guests:
    Syb Groeneveld, executive director Creative Industries Fund NL
    Tuğçe Akbulut, partner Tradition as a making tool (TR)
    Daria Naugolnova, partner Identity in Typical (RU)
    In video:
    Fridaymilk, partner Murmansk Prospekt (RU)

    Robin Vermeulen and the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, partner Facets of Tangier (MA)

    2. international cooperation
    with guests:
    Daria Ofman and partner Abdalla Daif of Connecting Deltas (EG)
    Thijs Verhaar of Inclusive Regenerative fashion in Turkey (TR)
    Yassine Salihine, designer and adviser to the Creative Industries Fund NL

    3. a look to the future
    Keynote and talk with Birgitta Tazelaar, deputy Director-General for International Cooperation – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands

    All 26 projects are featured in a publication, with inspiring interviews, stories and photos. Click to request the publication here.