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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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2010-12-08 // //

October 27th, 2010

This Source program was hosted by the Van Abbemuseum.

Tricksters Tricked is a zoom in on cases of identity representation and the dual role of design in shaping contemporary reality. "Designing" ourselves, our city, our nation and our museum.

The exhibition will be transformed into a live exposition during the Dutch Design Week 2010, from 23 until 31 October. Different initiatives of artists and designers will stimulate the audience to actively participate in the production of (the own) identity.

What do we gain and what do we lose by constructing the identity of our self, our city, our nation and our museum? Tricksters Tricked is a zoom-in on cases of identity representation and the dual role of ‘design’ in shaping our contemporary reality.

When we design an identity for a specific purpose, we simultaneously create and destroy, communicate and manipulate. The choices that we make and apply in the process inevitably result in an artificial product. Designers, the trendsetters in the process, articulate the strengths and ignore weaknesses, just like make-up that can highlight or mask the face. Tricksters Tricked focuses on the tension inherent in the designing of identity on four levels: self, city, nation and the museum, and reviews these levels in the context of a world in constant change.

Contributors: Kim de Groot, Jonas Staal, Jozua Zaagman, Maartje Dros, Jacqueline Schoemaker, BAVO, Xijing Men, Werkplaats Typografie, Philippe Parreno & Pierre Huyghe, Marjetica Potrc, Bureau d'etudes. 

http://www.vanabbemuseum.nl/en/collection-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/tricksters-tricked/

Author:  Isabel Speth