Agenda 

Because almost all information about the exhibitions of Grafein and Friends is in Dutch, we refer to the Agenda in Dutch.

Here we will only mention Exhibitions in which Grafein or  Friends participate and information in English is available.

In August, September and October 2022 there will be international exhibitions to show.

Until 24 april 2022

The Circle in The Cologne Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK)

MAKK and Dutch Invertuals present The Circle exhibition, featuring new work by emerging and pioneering designers from both The Netherlands and Germany. Together, these talents went on a journey to explore the mother of all forms: the circle. @makkoeln

In The Circle exhibition, collective design network and studio Dutch Invertuals has chosen to focus on these associations. Designers from throughout Europe, who have participated in their past thematic exhibitions and educational programmes, were asked to consider what the circle means to them. These 20 talents—trained in both Germany and the Netherlands—were prompted to think outside the box and consider how this shape is informed by the conditions of design, material, production, labour, human psychology, and identity. Many have investigated what the circle signifies when addressing today’s social, cultural, political, and environmental issues. All implemented the tools of speculative thinking to follow various lines of inquiry, contemplating different future scenarios and suggesting alternative solutions. In a time defined by division, disconnection, and isolation, these instigations help the viewer question how we might change our ways. Though rudimentary, the circle has the agency to transform the world. 

Rogier Arents is one of the participants.