Disney. A Real Fairy Story

Words by Saskia van Stein

DAMNº 78

LET'S GET REAL

Let’s Get Real

Editor's Note


Long Reads

Food as Art, Comfort and Cultural Comment

By Chieri Higa

Art collective Comfort Ball have turned their irritation with all the cultural stereotyping they were experiencing as Asians in Europe into material for their art. But what started as a […]

BRANDING FASHION FAKE IS NOT ALWAYS (ANYMORE)

Words by Sara Kaufman

Fashion makes us happy – it’s an effect, an emotion, a story. Despite its ongoing negatives, Covid-19 will hopefully usher in change for the fashion industry – already teetering with […]

Falling In Love – Technology and the Human

By Sabine Himmelsbach, Ariane Koek, Angelique Spaninks

Emotions are core to human experience. Love them or hate them, they influence the directions our individual lives and society take. In the 21st century, technology really started engaging with […]

Research & Realities

THE R’s—REASEARCH AND REALITIES, Benjamin McMillan

BIO: Benjamin McMillan is a recent graduate of the graphic design department at ArtEZ Arnhem, the Netherlands. His current work investigates the intersection between machine-minds and design. PROJECT: Full Auto […]

Aesthetics of Exclusion

Gentrification and datafication come together in Beach Umbrella, one of the projects by design research group Aesthetics of Exclusion. Taking the project’s location in Seoul as an example, founder Sjoerd ter Borg explains how computer vision becomes a kind of fortune-teller.

What’s Going On?

The artist duo of Arvid&Marie are currently working on a research project called Forms of Hidden Intent and one of its central tenants is the question: how do we understand technologies whose appearance no longer communicates anything about their inner-worlds? Time to talk.

Productivity

Tobias Grau – Salt & Pepper

SALT & PEPPER is designed for adaptive and creative lighting throughout the workplace and home. Smooth to hold and intuitive to use, it combines its classic hourglass form with advanced […]

Ondarreta – Common Situations

A Chair’s Life. Chairs are present in hotel rooms, fancy restaurants, modest diners and busy offices. There are chairs in bars, museums, decks, backyards, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. […]

Pietro Russo

Pietro Russo is a Milan–based interior and product designer. It is from his studio that Russo skilfully works with his team of experts and in partnership with various Italian artisans. […]