The internationally acclaimed Design Academy Eindhoven will present fourteen DAE graduates in the US debut of the exhibition entitled ‘Self Unself’ in New York during the Collective Design Fair as part of NYCxDESIGN from 8 until 11 May.
The presentation ‘Self Unself’ is the 5th in a series of exhibitions by Design Academy Eindhoven which began as a theme of the Academy’s 2013 Graduation Show, and has been presented in various forms at the Van Abbe Museum during the 2013 Dutch Design Week, the 2013/2014 Loft Creative Festival in Shenzhen, China, and at the 2014 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Thomas Widdershoven, creative director of Design Academy Eindhoven, introduced the words Self and Unself when he saw the graduation work of 2013."Looking at the graduating students and their projects, these two words came to mind. Our students are presenting self-initiated projects with an unselfish inclination. Many of their projects raise social issues and are geared towards the collective good. The theme Self Unself is dualistic in itself, and it creates room for thought and discussion."
The New York exhibition is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.