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The Source Programme

The Source Programme has been set up for all Master students. The programme consists of weekly lectures and workshops by internationally renowned experts. The content of these lectures and workshops will be in keeping with the research themes within the three research programmes. Each year DAE will be organising a public symposium on a theme which will be relevant to both the profession and the world. We will be regularly publishing Source publications, related to the research programmes and the lecture programme. External experts will be contributing to these publications alongside DAE tutors and students.

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2010-12-07 // //

November 10, 2010

Martijn Engelbregt's work is provocative and eyes opening. "As founder of EGBG – Engelbregt Gegevens Beheer Groep (Engelbregt Data Management Group) – he designs institutes, forms, surveys, and procedures. His absurdist projects offer an ironic perspective on a sometimes Kafkaesque world."

He studied graphic design at the Utrecht School of the Arts and graduated in 1996 (cum laude). His main interest during his studies was collecting forms, initially because he was intrigued by their graphic appearance. However later he became even more interested in the question as to why and how people fill in these forms.

“When I began experimenting with forms, my main aim was to post a warning: beware to whom you give information!” 

“But now I too am keen to collect data, although I handle it differently than the outside world.”

After he graduated he made a name for himself by publishing a counterscript against unsolicited calls from telemarketers. Furthermore,  EGBG caused agitation by sending out official looking forms to 200.608 households in Amsterdam, asking tenants to register any illegal immigrants they might know.  His aim was just to explore the reactions of the people.

“It’s art in the form of a research”