October 9, 2020 - Onomatopee - [un]social design museum eindhoven
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October 9, 2020
October 9, 2020


Exhibition graphic: Wibke Bramesfeld 


Ode to Construction, Courtesy of Polina Joffe 


In the name of ♥, Courtesy of Charlie-Camille Thomas

Diagramming Fluidity, Courtesy of Floriane Misslin

Cross Cultural Chairs, Courtesy of Matteo Guarnaccia 


[un]social design museum eindhoven
Onomatopee's phygital October 2020 program
October 8–25, 2020

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Onomatopee Projects presents the [un]social design museum: a phygital program consisting of real-life exhibitions and virtual events including a mini symposium, multiple book launches, an auction, workshops and talks. 

With the [un]social conditions of current cultural programming, Onomatopee asks the question: how can we still create enough space to discuss, question, and reflect upon social [design] matters collectively? Taking into account the [un]social, [a]political, and [im]material dimensions in which design behaves today, the [un]social design museum offers an on- and offline space to present and discuss a wide variety of design-related issues. 

The program takes shape both physically and digitally, and offers a multitude of approaches towards design. From design criticism to expanded fashion practice, and from democratic design to design theatricality. Alongside Onomatopee’s self-initiated projects, a wide range of experts and upcoming talents from the field of graphic design, fashion, cultural studies, sociology and product design will be represented by Onomatopee in October and during Dutch Design Week.

Participating designers / collectives include Felicity Morris, Polina Joffe, Charlie-Camille Thomas, Matteo Guarnaccia, Floriane Misslin, MODUS, Fiona Herrod, Martin Menso, Chinouk Filique de Miranda, Gerrit Rietveld, Ellen Pearson, and many more. 


Exhibitions / projects 
onomatopee 207
The Phantom of design 
A 9-day curatorial experiment on the mediation of design in the on- and offline stratosphere
Curated by Joannette van der Veer

onomatopee 185.4
Residency for the people #4 – Rietveld by the people
DIY Modernism
Project initiated by Lucas Maassen & Onomatopee

onomatopee 193
Cross Cultural Chairs
Chair cultures worldwide
A project by Matteo Guarnaccia

onomatopee 175
Ode to Construction
Abstraction in the Digital Age
A project by Polina Joffe

onomatopee 192
In the name of ♥
Who claims love? 
A project by Charlie-Camille Thomas

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Diagramming Fluidity
Designing a research method
A project by Floriane Misslin

onomatopee 148.3
MODUS Conversations
Expanded fashion practice
A project by MODUS (Ruby Hoette & Caroline Stevenson)


Virtual events
–Cross Cultural Chairs—presentation / discussion with Matteo Guarnaccia
–MODUS – Conversations—3-day mini symposium 
–Ode to Construction—book launch
In the name of ♥—book launch 
Diagramming Fluidity—book launch
–Rietveld by the people—auction

About Onomatopee
Onomatopee operates as "cultuurhuis" and publisher. The cultuurhuis houses self-initiated and hosted public program and exhibitions, a Riso workshop and more. Onomatopee aims to provide a place for the production and presentation of a progressive and experimental cultural program that is able to capture and convey current events. Through research, development and presentation Onomatopee knows how to offer alternatives that provide us with cultural nourishment in changing times, and wishes to create space for a critical attitude towards art, design and society’s broader cultural bandwidth. 

Special thanks to everyone on the Onomatopee team: Freek Lomme (director), Joannette van der Veer (design curator), Wibke Bramesfeld (graphic designer), Amy Gowen (city curator), Suyin Tjon A Hie (shop manager), Monique Hendriksen (administration/finance), and the dedication of our interns Maria, Quentin, and Demi. 

You can find the full program and updates on www.onomatopee.net

Made possible thanks to Mondiaan Fund, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Cultuur Eindhoven & Creative Industries Fund NL

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