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Bas van Beek


Bas van Beek trained at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. His work offers a critique of market mechanisms, branding, poor conceptualism and uncritical designer cults. He studies archive materials, restoring, adjusting and digitising designs that were often unrealised or unpublished. He was the head of the designLAB department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (2009-2013) and currently teaches the industrial design master’s course at the Royal Academy in The Hague. In 2019, he was awarded the Stokroos Stipend for Ceramics.

Brigitte Jansen

Programme Manager Network Archives Design and Digital Culture

Brigitte Jansen is a graphic designer and project manager in the cultural sector. In addition to her own design studio, Jansen has been working as programme manager of the Network Archives Design and Digital Culture since the beginning of 2020. In her work, she argues for the importance of using heritage. She therefore emphasises how important it is for museums and archives to open up their collections.

Toon Koehorst


Toon Koehorst is a designer, editor and curator. Together with Jannetje in ’t Veld he runs an editorial design practice in Rotterdam. They produce books, exhibitions, concepts and research for museums, publishers and other institutes. Toon is a tutor at the Information Design Master at Design Academy Eindhoven and visiting lecturer at several academies.

Charles Esche

Director Van Abbemuseum

Charles Esche is director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; professor of contemporary art and curating at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London and co-director of Afterall Journal and Books. He teaches on the Exhibition Studies MRes course at CSM, and at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. 


Outwith the museum, he (co) curated Power and Other Things, Europalia, BOZAR, Brussels 1017; Art Turns, Word Turns; Museum MACAN, Jakarta 2017; Le Musée Égaré, Kunsthall Oslo 2017 and Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse 2016; Jakarta Biennale 2015; 31st Sao Paulo Bienal, 2014, U3 Triennale, Ljubljana, 2011; RIWAQ Biennale, Palestine, 2007 and 2009; Istanbul Biennale, 2005; Gwangju Biennale, 2002 amongst other international exhibitions. He is chair of CASCO, Utrecht. He received the 2012 Princess Margriet Award and the 2014 CCS Bard College Prize for Curatorial Excellence.

19:30 – 21:00

Dutch Design Week 2021

The Student Hotel
Stationsweg 1
5611 AA Eindhoven
(Locatie op Google Maps)

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