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Gert Dumbar, graphic designer, The Hague, chairman of the jury
Alex Ward, senior curator Design and Architecture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Anna Bernagozzi, professor Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), Paris
Anniina Koivu, design editor Abitare, Milan
Dinu Dumbravician, head of Design Department National University of Arts, Bucharest
Emily Campbell, director Design Royal Society of Arts (RSA), London
Ewa Kumlin, managing director Svensk Form, Stockholm
Guta Moura Guedes, director Experimenta, Lisbon
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, writer and curator, São Paulo
Ludolf van Hasselt, director Representation of the European Commission in The Netherlands, The Hague
Mateo Kries, adjunct director Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Max Bruinsma, head editor Items, Amsterdam
Timo Salli, professor University of Art and Design Helsinki (UIAH)
Tulga Beyerle, managing director Vienna Design Week
In cooperation with
Representation of the European Commission in The Netherlands
All entries submitted before March 1, 2010, were judged by the international jury during the month of March 2010. In two rounds, 12 designs were selected by the jury. All submissions were kept anonymously till the selection was made. The 12 selected designs were announced in June 2010; the designers were notified in May 2010.
The call for entries is organised by Foundation Design Den Haag 2010-2018 in the context of the biannual Design and Government 2010.
If you have any questions, please contact our project office:
Hester van Kranendonk
+31 (0)70 313 20 60
A new symbol for Europe
Hofvijver, The Hague
Monday 31 May until Sunday 6 June
The current European flag, with the twelve golden stars against a blue background, was designed in 1955. Since then society in Europe has changed dramatically. Nowadays various cultures live and work together in a relative small area. What is the impact of this new, dynamic society with its diversity in culture, language and traditions on Europe’s identity? How do Europeans experience Europe? And how can that identity take shape?
Designers from across the world have been invited to consider these questions and to submit their ideas for a new symbol for Europe. More than 1,400 designs from 63 countries were received. An international jury selected twelve. These new symbols will adorn the flagpoles at the Hofvijver for a week. After this you can admire the flags at different locations.
Debate United States of Europe
In the contaxt of this exhibition and the exhibition Bright Flags, a debate will be organised with representatives from the government and designers.
Date: Thursday 3 June
Time: from 7 PM
Location: Idazaal, Prinsestraat 37 The Hague
7 PM Doors open
7.45 PM Welcome by Anno Fekkes, director VIDE, and Ed Annink, intendant The Hague Design and Government
8.15 PM Luc P.A. Carbonez, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium
9 PM Paul Hughes,director LAVA, design agency in Amsterdam and coordinator of the workshop 'Unity and/or Diversity for Europe'
9.45 PM End with drinks