Making Sense - designLAB @ Van Abbe Museum
As a reaction to the abysmal lack of proper, hard-hitting academic analysis and criticism in the design world, the Van Abbemuseum in collaboration with Rietveld Academyʼs DesignLab curated “Making Sense”, a live exhibition featuring students during Dutch Design Week. The event was curated to be a part of the "Take On Me (Take Me On) An Alternative Production Factory" and was directed by Sophie Krier (former head of DesignLab), Bas van Beek (current head of DesignLab) and Anke Weiss. For “Making Sense” students were asked to formulate a position on what they saw in the first days of the Dutch Design Week, and then shape their own research assignment that processed that position in a critical way. The results of the workshop have been exhibited at the Van Abbe Museum for two weeks.