On Nov. 14, 2020, Henk gave a talk to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts / L'Académie royale des arts du Canada (RCA /ARC) in Ottawa.
The presentation gave an overview of the role graphic design played in supporting resistance efforts during the occupation of the Netherlands in WWII, and how subsequent events and key figures helped build the groundwork that would lead to he “Golden Age” of Dutch graphic design in the 1980–90s — a subject dear to his heart!
Her Excellency, Ines Coppoolse, Ambassador at the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Canada, was kind enough to provide an illuminating introduction.
We enjoyed working with Petra Barth and Sarah Leen to design Anderswo / Elsewhere, a collection of stark and beautiful photographs about memory and small moments of observation. It was the recipient of the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2020, Third Place.
On Sunday, Oct 25, we had our kick-off meeting for the MindState 2020–21 Ideation Sprint.
We’ll be working together again with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech and Technion.
It was a great start with over 60 students taking part and many more participants from the hospital and designers from Monday.com and WIX.com.