Visual Identity Politics and Remix Society

About Mark Mulder

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Mark Mulder (1976, Delft) is an art director, strategist, graphic designer (BFA), design researcher (MA), educator and coordinator based in Rotterdam. He has a passion for pop. culture, politics, art, design and visual culture. His purpose is to create meaningful engagements with others (people, organisations and businesses) through conceptual (design)projects. He is happy when he creates or enables others to create.

Mark has a fluent command of both written and spoken Dutch and English, excellent skills in Adobe CC, and is an experienced user of WordPress.

According to Human Design typology, Mark is a ‘Projector’, which means that he is focussed, visionary, critical, analytical. He is receptive to his surrounding with a deep interest in others. Mark is married to Rianne (2009) and is father of Otis (2010) and Hèron (2013). He plays the tenor saxophone and loves cooking.

Profiling Projects

1. Post-what: Research Projects (2016-…) Online Research Platform on visual culture.
Visual Remix Strategies: How theory, perspectives, techniques, methods and tactics inform creative strategies of appropriation.
Huey Remixed: A History of Reproductions and Appropriations of the Iconic Image of Huey P. Newton in a Rattan Chair.’ (2020-2022)

2. Coordinator Research Station (2017-2020)

How We Make Research: on research by making (2019)
Experimental space with a focus on inclusivity: ‘Black Book Club’, ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ and ‘The Queer Agenda’

3. Educator in art and design (2007-…)

Representation and the other: Mapping social groups, visual representation and stereotypes (2018-2020)
Remix as researchmethod for visual analysis (2018)
Remix! Decolonizing Dutch Cultural Archive (2017)
Big Note to Self (MFA MICA) (2016 and 2017)
Mapping Noordereiland (2008-2011)

4. Master Design (2014-2016)

#0–On Classification: mechanisms of contemporary human classification, as seen in a media reality. 

5. Course Leader Graphic Design (2010-2016)

Member Curriculum Development Team for Inter­disciplinary Project-based Educational Model (2012) Implementing the educational model on curriculum: planning, assesments, learning trajectories, teacher teams and student group dynamics.
Presenting this model to international peers @ MICA (Baltimore, USA) and Emily Carr (Vancouver, CA) (2013)

6. Studio for Visual Pop.Culture (2002-…)

Protected Cityscapes of Rotterdam: information and communication design (2019)
‘WdKA Makes A Difference’: action-based research identity and publication (2017)
Jazz Festival Delft: visual identity and communication strategy (2008-2012)
V/H Nwe Binnenweg: designing and programming dialogue on urban revitalising (2010)


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