The Hague - Design and Government

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Design and Government

Foundation Design and Government organises projects in the triangle design, government and society on the scale of Europe. Keywords are identity, perception and sharing knowledge. We initiate projects with the creative disciplines; design for public space, architecture and visual communication. Our aim is to make governments aware of how to make better use of the creative potential in the communication with society. Read more

As a kick-off, a large event with more then 30 projects on Design and Government took place in The Hague, Berlin and Essen in Summer 2010. Look in our archive for the complete programme.

Short interviews on design and government:
Jozias van Aartsen, mayor The Hague
Liesbeth in 't Hout, Chairman of the board Foundation Design and Government
Ed Annink (†2012), initiator and intendant edition 2010 Design and Government
Gert Dumbar, member of the Board of Advice Foundation Design and Government
Ludolf van Hasselt, member of the jury and director representative of the European Commission in the Netherlands 


In the context of Design and Government 2010 two books were published:

on standardisation and design
Author: Timo de Rijk
Publisher: Thieme Art/ foundation Design Den Haag
Distribution: Idea Books
Price: 30 euro
ENG: isbn 978 90 78964 63 6

The style of the State
Together with Project 1 Logo
Distribution: Idea Books
Price: 25 euro
ENG: isbn 9789081549714







Together with Istanbul Design Week, Design and Government organised a project within the framework of NLTR400; the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. Dutch students graphic design designed a uniform and a car-striping for the (not yet existing) European police. The results were on show during the Istanbul Design Week in Istanbul, September 2012. Read more