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28.09.2012 Visit to Istanbul Design Week
21.09.2012 7 Designs for the European police
22.05.2012 A multicolour police?
17.04.2012 Skype meeting Dutch and Turkish students
20.03.2012 Superman, gladiator or Lara Croft?
07.03.2012 The design of authority
23.01.2012 Police uniforms from Europe in AD (Dutch newspaper)
Date: 25 - 30 September 2012
Location: Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul
Date: 30 September 2012, 16:00 o'clock
Location: Old Hat Factory, Istanbul (Istanbul Design Week venue)
This project is organised within the framework of the celebrations of 400 years of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey and is financially made possible thanks to SICA Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Embassy in Turkey.
Initiative by Istanbul Design Week and foundation Design Den Haag.
The visual identity of the police in Europe
The police have the same mission in every European nation, but nevertheless, they look different in every country. In Finland they choose accessible and sportive, while in Italy the police wears an elegant suit. Would it be possible that, despite the differences in cultural background, the police all over Europe will look the same?
With EU founding member The Netherlands and Turkey as membership candidate, we are curious to see what the inhabitants of both countries think of this idea. Dutch and Turkish students graphic design and fashion will confront the public on the street with an officer from the other country and ask them questions. What do Turkish find of the visual identity of the Dutch police? And what do Dutchmen think of the Turkish police?
The findings were used by the students as a starting points to design a uniform and a car striping for the (not yet existing) European police. The results were shown during the Istanbul Design Week (25-30 September, 2012) in Istanbul and were the starting point for a debate on the idea of one visual identity of the police in Europe.
Look here for the designs!