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Polina Medvedeva and Mark Jan van Tellingen

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Annelys de Vet, Head of the Design Department
From her studio in Brussels, BE at 16:12
About being designers in crime
See the report of the Disarming design workshop 2012

Find out more about Disarming Design

Introduction Weekend on a former farm in Belgium

Read a short report about the trip to Brussels

See the work of Bureaudevet

Read the article New designer's application for 2012-2022 by Annelys

Unmapping the World exhibition curated by Annelys de vet and Nuno Coelho

Annelys mentions her proposal 'Woven Identities' for Station Europlein a metrostation at the new Noord/Zuid line in Amsterdam
Hannes Bernard, Student 2011-2013
From the Coast of Bahia, BR
At the time of interviews for the yearbook Hannes was at the Coast of Bahia powered by Solar Panels and, as he said, without even 128kb/s

Take a look at Hannes' graduation project Greater Purchase

Read Hannes' essay Post-liberation design

See the trip to Argentina the graduating students made this year, which Hannes helped organizing

Hannes is mentioned in the HOT100 best alumni in the arts, media and technology

See more of Hannes Bernard



Martina Petrelli, Student 2011-2013
From her parents house in Rome, IT at 10:23
About forming a perspective through travelling
Martina's graduation project Magic Carpet found on martinapetrelli.com and sandberg.nl

Read Martina's essay On magic carpets

The House of the Eyes is a documentary by Donna Verheijden en Martina Petrelli

The House of the Eyes was shown at the Read my world festival in Amsterdam and at the Conflict & Design triennial in Genk.

Masterclass: Come With Us organized together with Donna Verheijden at Vote back! festival

See more of Martina's work
Donna Verheijden, Student 2011-2013
From a design fair at MUDAM Luxembourg, LU at 12:10
About glamour breaking preconseptions
See the trailer of Donna's graduation project All the World's a Stage

Read her essay Stories of the Multicave

All the World's a Stage exhibited at Fancied Truth, Galerie Sign, Groningen

All the World's a Stage was added to the collection of LIMA

All the World's a Stage was bought by MALcollection

The House of the Eyes is a documentary by Donna Verheijden en Martina Petrelli

The House of the Eyes was shown at the Read my World festival in Amsterdam and at the Conflict & Design triennial in Genk.

Masterclass: Come With Us organized together with Donna Verheijden at Vote back! festival

See more of Donna
Kévin Bray, Student 2011-2013
From The Missing Channel party at De Servicegarage, Amsterdam, NL at 22:08
About a network generated by dance
See Kevin's graduation project The Missing Channel on sandberg.nl


Listen to The Missing Channel on Soundcloud


Masterclass:Demo-graphic curated by Kevin and Hannes during Vote Back! festival at De Appel arts centre

Kevin mentioned Roosje Klap who he is currently working with

Rob Schöder, Main Tutor
From his house in Amsterdam, NL at
About having a voice over money
Watch the trailer of his last film Ouwehoeren

About Ouwehoeren and the directors Rob Schöder and Gabrielle Provaas

See a review of Ouwehoeren in The New York Times

Watch more films on Rob's Youtube channel

Rob Schröder was part of the famous Dutch design collective Wildplakken,
you can find an archive of their work on the Dutch archive of Graphic Design

Watch a video of the collection of posters designed by Wildplakken

Anja Kaiser, Student 2012-2014
From the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, NL at 14:32
About popculture and organizing projects
Check her project Update the F-word

Blog about feminism and pop culture run by Janett Bielau and Anja Kaiser

Watch Still life by Anja Kaiser

DJ Set by Anja and Lowsky

Anja is part of the DJ collective Bergfest

Design and concept of the Graduation Show 2013 is developed by Tommi, Rasmus and Anja

See the booklet and poster for the Graduation Show 2013 designed by Anja

Publication and poster made by Anja for the Vote Back! Masterclass: Come With Us, curated by Donna and Martina
Belle Phromchanyah, Student 2011-2013
From her house in Amsterdam, NL at 16:03
About how to not search for an audience
See Belle's graduation project The Rise of the Moon

Read Belle's essay From me to Meme

The Rise of the Moon was part of Starting Something - an exhibition of Dutch designers in collaboration with Central Academy of Fine Arts at the Beijing Design week

As part of their Masterclass: Open Holland during Vote Back! festival at De Appel arts centre, Belle and Aiwen set up a Role Switch Debate

See more of Belle
Nina Folkersma, Tutor
From her house studio in Amsterdam, NL at 10:06
About mixing the two work paces
De Grote kunstshow (The Big Artshow) organized by Nina and Johan Idema at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

Nina is a curator, art critic and was until recently a tutor at Sandberg

Nina curated several Graduation shows of the Design department, including The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Were Shades and Who You Gonna Call

Check the Masterclasses that Nina gave during the Vote Back! festival on October 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
Rasmus Svensson, Student 2012-2014
From his studio in Berlin, DE at 14:11
About the digital bridge between Berlin and Amsterdam
The essay website was developed and designed by Rasmus


Homoglyphi.cc is a simple tool for writing Unicode-calligraphy

pwr-studio is a design studio run by Rasmus & Hannah Nilsson

Deep data is a workshop organized by pwr-studio

Fit2Frame by Rasmus Svensson

Images for The Jogging by pwr-studio

Texts by pwr-studio

Twitter of pwr-studio

Aiwen Yin, Student 2011-2013
From her studio in Amsterdam, NL at 14:47
about finding the right conditions to make work
Check Aiwen's graduation project The Massage is The Medium

Read the essay Design for a Known Audience

Aiwen is mentioned in the HOT100 best alumni in the arts, media and technology

As part of their Masterclass: Open Holland during Vote Back! festival at De Appel arts centre, Belle and Aiwen set up a Role Switch Debate

See more of Aiwen


Jaroslav Toussaint, Student 2012-2014
From Tessel's house in Amsterdam, NL at 12:19
about regimes and the future of work
See the summary of the What Design Can Do breakout session Excercises on Democracy developed and organized by Tessel, Jaroslav and Lenka


Leanne Wijnsma, Student 2011-2013
From her house in Amsterdam, NL at 16:37
about experiencing with smell
Get to know more about Escape, the graduation project of Leanne

Order a sample of her custom-made scent Escape

Watch the Escape video which was part of the installation

During the Beijing Design Week 2013 Leanne documented the Starting Something exhibition in her [refresh] method

More of [refresh]

Masterclass: Democratic Rites 4 Magic Rights by Leanne and Simone during Vote Back! festival at De Appel arts cente

Watch the Speecharoke at the Vote Back! Museumnacht

Tessel Brühl, Student 2012-2014
From her house in IJburg, Amsterdam, NL at 15:22
about using your fantasy to create unique work
See a summary of the What Design Can Do breakout session Excercises on Democracy developed and organized by Tessel, Jaroslav and Lenka

Custom-made, tailored suits and dresses by Supertessel

Tessel is part of the artist collective De kindertafel

It's always summer in Paradise fashion show by De kindertafel

See more of Tessel
Lenka Hamosova, Student 2012-2014
From her house in Amsterdam, NL at 14:48
about taking things into your own hands

Sandberg Instituut Open Day 2013 maps & routing in collaboration with Mark Jan

See a summary of the What Design Can Do breakout session Excercises on Democracy developed and organized by Tessel, Jaroslav and Lenka

See more of Lenka
Simone C. Niquille
From the mountains remotely somewhere in Switzerland at 14:38
About algoritmic representation
Simone's graduation project FaceValue on Sandberg.nl

Check Facebay.cc

Take a look at Realface Glamouflage


Read Simone's essay FaceValue

Find out more about her work

Talk by Simone at Hotel Droog

Realface Glamouflage featured on Wired

FaceValue featured on DISMagazine

Masterclass: Democratic Rites 4 Magic Rights by Simone and Leanne during Vote Back festival at De Appel arts centre

Watch the Speecharoke at the Vote Back! Museumnacht
Mark Jan van Tellingen, Student 2012-2014
From his parents' garden in Zeist, NL at 16:34
About being more then designers
See the Liquid Journalism website made for the Sandberg@Mediafonds Masterclass 2013 in collaboration with Janna and Lustlab

Sandberg Instituut Open Day 2013 maps & routing in collaboration with Lenka

The publication Vote Back! Glossary for the Kunstvlaai made by Mark Jan, Polina and Tommi

Polina Medvedeva, Student 2012-2014
From café Oslo in Amsterdam, NL at 11:24
about other ways of doing research
Watch Polina's System D video


The publication Vote Back! Glossary for the Kunstvlaai made by Polina, Tommi and Mark Jan

See more of Polina's work

Janna Ullrich, Student 2012-2014
From her house in Amsterdam-Noord, NL at 16:35
About stressless design
Watch the movie She Will Love Me No Matter What that Janna made

Watch the film compilation Janna made of various video works by students

See the Liquid Journalism website made for the Sandberg@Mediafonds Masterclass 2013 in collaboration with Mark Jan and Lustlab

Find out more about Janna's work

Giada Fiorindi, Student 2012-2014
From her house in Amsterdam, NL at 19:26
About the rituality of the basics
Tommi Vasko, Student 2012-2014
From his friend's house in Helsinki, FI at 13:24
About standards of living
Watch his One Minute As Far As I Could Get

Glossary of the Vote Back! festival made for the Kunstvlaai 2012 by Tommi, Polina and Mark Jan

Julia Warner, OTIS Exchange Student 2013
From her friend's house in New Orleans, LA, US at 11:56
about the visibility of the maker
See work of Julia

Research for her final project at OTIS College of Art and Design

Dirty Suitcase research blog


Materialist press (new materialist publication)
Rachel Fishman, Exchange Student 2013
From her house in downtown Los Angeles, CA, US at 22:00
about the performance of presenting yourself
The makings and musings of Rachel


See more of Rachel

Rachel was featured in AIGA Los Angeles
Daniel van der Velden, Main Tutor
From the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL at 13:40
About proactivity and engaging with otherness

Watch an interview with Metahaven from Dutch Profiles

Metahaven won of the 5th Cobra Art Prize, the prize included an exhibition in The Cobra museum

Blog of Metahaven

Get to know more about Metahaven

Scarves and T-shirts Metahaven made for Wikileaks featured on Dazed

Daniel mentioned Independent Diplomat