October 4th was the opening of the Culture Cult Exhibition. It is wonderfully organized by Nadja Schreurs, coordinator of the D&A platform of the Hotel, which has the aim to promote diverse designers and artist through exhibitions in the hotel’sContinue reading
Where can I buy the Souvenirs?
Many people have been asking me when the multicultural souvenirs will be available on the market for purchase. I admit, I would love to see the new Dutch Kissing Couples and the Stroopwafels on the market somewhere. It would beContinue reading
To Kiss or Not To Kiss at the Dutch Design Week 2017, An unexpected and rewarding impact.
Dutch Design Week is busy. We all know that. But that we would be stormed by people with questions, remarks and suggestions in this way is something we didn’t see coming. And we loved it. The months of hard workContinue reading
Only a Kiss Away!
This post about ‘ Kissing” is a contribution from Allison Heidrich. Allison studies International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. She’s been supporting the project with the external communication and social media about our participation in WorkContinue reading
Diversity is sweet!
The richness of cultural diversity can be expressed in different types of souvenirs. As an opportunity to expand this idea, Aliana Bertolo one of my students at IDE/Open Innovator took the challenge to explore how she could express multiculturalism throughContinue reading
The project is expanding in interesting directions. Through the co-creation sessions I met Anja Overdiek who works as a senior researcher at the Innovation Networks Lectorate of The Hague University of Applied Sciences. After a couple of inspiring conversations AnjaContinue reading
While the Chinese kissing couple was in the glazing process, I thought it would be a valuable opportunity to involve a multidisciplinary and multicultural group of students in the project. In agreement with the IDE-Open Innovator program managers I organizedContinue reading
” There is no such thing as the Dutch-Chinese”…
…said Jenny Ho, whom I was fortunate to meet a few weeks ago. Jenny is a sociologist and co-founder of the China town Amsterdam Foundation. During our conversation I felt like a knew her for a long time. I enjoyedContinue reading
Multiculturalism and inclusion a conversation with Dr. Daniela Vicherat
This project has made me pay more attention to concepts such as multiculturalism, integration, inclusion and social cohesion. I met with Dr. Daniela Vicherat Mattar who is Assistant Professor in Sociology in the Global Challenges Program of Leiden University College toContinue reading