Softcover, 80 pages in full colour
17 x 12 cm / 7 x 5 inch
Can you do it, if you set it yourself? Along four of the best young practitioners in Dutch design activating our maker’s culture, this is an exploration of what we can do when we start imagining. Four designers present production possibilities and tools that demand our input. We speculate alongside them with various invited on the simple question of what we can do ourselves, how this works and what might happen. This both fancy as useful pocketsize reader both serves as a reader featuring scenarios on how to organize yourself as it contains manuals to start producing.
Has the consumer displaced the designer? The boundaries are certainly fading…
Have the wide availability of knowledge and information, small-scale industrial applications and simplified tools led to the obsolescence of the (design) expert?
We Can Make It If We Try discusses four attitudes / lineages towards current design practises. Nostalgia, small-scale production, customisation of (digital) tools and activism.
Chief editor: Ellen Zoete
With: Maurice Meewisse, Julien Carretero, Gijs Gieskes and Bjorn Andreassen.
Graphic design: Timon van der Hijden & Yorit Kluitman
Texts: Catherine Geel, Rogier Koedijk, Robert Urquhart, Peter Troxler and Ellen Zoete
Made possible by: Fonds Cultuur Participatie, Municipality of Eindhoven