NEIGHBOURHOOD OF COMMONING

Dimitri van den Wittenboer, Pankaj Tiwari

Visual

Divers / digital

2021

Artwork for Neighbourhood of Commoning, a project by Dimitri van den Wittenboer & Pankaj Tiwari. They explore what ‘commons space’ can contribute to the public life in the neighbourhood and how it can be different from private and public space. For this project they invited the citizens of Altstetten, Zurich CH, to transform their private spaces such as Apartments, Garages or Gardens into a ‘commons space’ for the duration of 4 weeks. The ‘commons space’ is organised by the neighbourhood collectively and took place from the 9th of August till the 4th of September during the About Us Festival. (Dutch only).


COMMON GROUND

European Cultural Foundation

Magazine

255 × 175 mm / digital print

2021

The second issue of Common Ground, the annual magazine of the European Cultural Foundation, created to celebrate Europe Day. Europe Day is celebrated on May 9, since on that date in 1950 a statement (the Schuman declaration) was made by French foreign minister Robert Schuman. It proposed to place French and West German production of coal and steel under one common High Authority. This organization would be open to participation of other Western European countries. This cooperation was to be designed in such a way as to create common interests between European countries which would lead to gradual political integration, a condition for the pacification of relations between them. It was the beginning of what would become our current European Union. 

Robert Schuman: ‘Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity.’

Cover Illustration: Leonie Bos


POPPODIUM VAN DE TOEKOMST

Ekko

Visual

Divers / digital

2021

Poppodium Ekko made a podcast in which they look to the future. In a six-part podcast series, twelve guests from the music industry talk about how music venues got to where they are now, what changes they believe still need to change to keep music venues viable. The podcast consists of six episodes and are available for listening here (Dutch only).


LENNOX

De Harmonie / Stichting IXL

Book

280 × 190 mm / offset print

2021

Lennox en de gouden sikkel is a book created to help explain and call for more attention on Sickle Cell Disease. This is a genetic blood disorder that affects the hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. The cells are shaped like a sickle instead of the normal oval shape. This can cause lots of pain and sometimes even lead to defects of organs or death. Sickle Cell Disease affect mostly black people, since it is mutated to resist to malaria. Blood donations can help to reduce effects and damages. 

In this book Lennox is trying to bring a golden necklace to his father, who has to go to the hospital since he is suffering from the disease. By going on adventure he slowly learns more about what ‘Sickle Cell Disease’ actually means. 

Written by Zindzi Zevenbergen
Illustrations by Brian Elstak and Hedy Tjin