RENNY RAMAKERS, reimagining the world with design thinking

Interview by Olya Karlovich In 1993, art historian Renny Ramakers and designer Gijs Bakker brought the work of young Dutch designers to the iconic Salone del Mobile in Milan. They named their collection Droog, translated into English as ‘dry’, referring to its rough aesthetics and lack of unnecessary decorative elements. That was something completely different from […]

Insight: ‘Radyo Somatodelia’, experiments in sonic animism

Text by Nathalia Dutra Maciel I feel something about the projects’ origins can be conveyed by a picture of me as a science student at the University of Hiroshima. It’s a bit cliched, but I was a goth. Dressed all in black, wore black nail polish, had my hair up in a ponytail, and sometimes […]