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In this section you can find all sorts of designed research: inspirations found in art or design, sketches, try-outs, probes, prototypes, mappings. Here process matters not end-results.

Designed research

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Identity politics

Mythologies

Gelijkheidsbeginsel vs diversiteitsideaal

De positie die Valkenberg inneemt gaat verder dan een ‘blinde vlek’ hebben voor ongelijkheid, ontkennen van institutioneel racisme en het bewustzijn dat we in een klassenmaatschappij leven. Deze positie is, door de teloorgang van het Nederlandse onderwijs aan de opkomst van diversiteit te verbinden, racistisch in zijn kern.

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Designing dialogue

Dialogue test: Black & white relations — 2

On November 26, 2015, I had a dialogue with Jacco van Sterkenburg about New powerful relation between black and white.

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Designing dialogue

Dialogue test: Black & White relations — 1

On November 19, 2015, I had a dialogue with Serana Angelista about New powerful relation between black and white

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Designing dialogue

Dialogue Test: Dutch citizenship — 1

On November 18, 2015, I had a dialogue with Reinaart Vanhoe about Participation in Dutch Nationality and Citizenship

 

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1001 streams of whiteness

Mythologies

The construct of race

Q: ‘Are you Afro-American?’ A: ‘I identify as black’ Rachel Dolezal


“The NAACP is standing by Rachel Dolezal, the Washington state woman who pretends to be black—despite the fact her own white parents say she’s white with “traces of Native American.” Dolezal claims she was born in a teepee, and that as a child, she hunted her food with bows and arrows—all claims her family denies. She’s a professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University, and also maintains a column at The Inlander where she publishes as if she’s black.”
> Read the NAACP’s Full Statement on Rachel Dolezal | Colorlines

Designing dialogue

Designing dialogues for an ethnographic museum – Waag Society

  • Have a clear research goal per sessions
  • Avoid consultation and focus on empowerment and co-creation
  • Create a save spot during the sessions
  • Guarantee equality between the participants
  • Build a long term relationship between the participants and Dutch Museum of Ethnology
  • Pay attention to the role of the institute: stay neutral and don’t be in constant control during the sessions

Designing dialogues

As Dick van Dijk put it: ‘With young adults, museum staff, and designers all involved in this dialogue, we take the notion of co-creation literally and try to move beyond the use of mere words; actually designing some potential intervention strategies for the museum together ‘hands-on’. This was not an easy task for most. I witnessed a fair amount of procrastination, unease, and reluctance, but in the end – no doubt helped in part by time pressure – we came up with some serious results.

 

During the co-creation sessions we’ve experienced that ‘language’ and tone of voice are both an important point of discussion: museums need to be truthful and shouldn’t ‘disguising’ things since this leads to exclusion of certain people. Besides that, the focus of museums is very much on getting visitors in. The co-creation participants expect the museum coming to their lives, instead of the other way around.

Designing dialogues for an ethnographic museum – Waag Society.

Designing dialogue

Inspiration for designing dialogues: Duchamp playing chess

Designed research

Jazz: Visual Culture & Aesthetics

Jazz: Visual Culture & Aesthetics. A lecture on jazz as an introduction to the North Sea Jazz-Art Poster design for art students. Slide from the lecture “Jazz: Visual Culture & Aesthetics.” as an introduction to the North Sea Jazz-Art Poster design for 2nd year Graphic Design students and 3rd year Illustration students of the Willem de Kooning Academie.

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Designed research

Sketches

Sketch: Black Panther Programm for a ‘colourblind’ world

Is the Black Panther Programm still valuable if you delete every word that is about racial (or ethnical) identification? Is the Black Panther Programm still valuable if you delete every word that is about racial (or ethnical) identification?