TIP 1: RUTGER BREGMAN |THE WATER IS COMING
Rutger was a guest on the Dutch chat show DWDD last Wednesday to talk about his new book. Missed the programme? Catch up here.
The pamphlet, which is actually an open letter addressed to the Dutch people, has an alarming message about the rising water level that we will have to deal with in the long term. The pamphlet is available free of charge, because the subject matter is so important and it’s vital that everyone knows about it. In “The Water is Coming” Rutger aims to raise awareness and argues for a full-scale renovation of the Dutch water defences.
The free pamphlet can be ordered here.
This promotion is the result of collaboration between De Correspondent and the National Postcode Lottery. Both organisations subscribe to the importance of combating climate change. The book is written independently of our collaboration.
Read more about De Correspondent’s journalistic mission at thecorrespondent.com
TIP 2: PODCASTSERIES “AMAZEMENT” OF HARALD DUNNINK
Harald Dunnink is the founder of the design agency Momkai and co-founder of De Correspondent. In this series of podcasts, Harald discusses the impact of their work with designers and creative entrepreneurs.
In the latest episode Harald talks to Bas van de Poel about SPACE10 and IKEA. SPACE10 is IKEA’s innovation and design creative lab. In 2016 they explored the future of the ubiquitous Swedish meatball. They reimagined the meatball in eight different ways, one of the results – the veggieball has taken its place on IKEA’s menu alongside the more traditional meatball.
Each episode provides surprising insights and shows how design can often offer the solution to major social issues.
TIP 3 | NEXT NATURE by KOERT VAN MENSVOORT
In the book “Next Nature: why technology is our natural future”, Koert van Mensvoort takes you on an epic exploration of the wonderful world of nature created by culture. It shows how the problematic imbalance between nature and technology not only distorts our current view of society, but also hinders the future.
The book offers a detailed vision of the philosophy of Next Nature, with current examples and scientific insights.
TIP 4 | INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN
This 3-part documentary series about Bill Gates and his wife Melinda can be seen on Netflix. (Trailer)
Each episode highlights a different area of concern for the (Bill & Melinda) Gates Foundation. The foundation believes that every life is equally valuable. Bill and Melinda are personally committed to reducing mutual differences by, for example, aiming to provide good sanitation facilities to everyone everywhere in the world.
I found the conclusion in the last episode and complete and humiliating counter to the character and the attitude of…
If you don’t want to know the answer, stop reading now!
Okay then, POTUS. Trump.
Watch the documentary series!
TIP 5 | OBJECT ROTTERDAM 7 to 9 Feb. 2020
This fine art and design fair is a personal favourite of mine. Not only because of the constantly surprising combination of participants that curator Anne van der Zwaag manages to bring together, it’s also partly due to the fine industrial environment of the HAKA building. If you haven’t been before, then it is definitely worthwhile going this year because it’s the last time that OBJECT ROTTERDAM will take place at this venue.
For opening times and information visit the website.
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