The Designalism Podcast portrays the frontrunners at the intersection of design and journalism. By combining methods, tools and tricks from both disciplines new forms of information arise, and with that new insights and surprising perspectives.
Marisa Mazria Katz
Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism
Based in New York, Marisa Mazria Katz is a journalist and writer, covering culture and politics. She published her work in The New York Times, the Wallstreet Journal, Time, Vogue and The Financial Times among others. She founded Creative Time Reports, which invited artists to give their perspectives on the news. She then became editorial director at Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism, that supports artists to produce innovative journalistic work.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Lara Ankersmit is deputy editor-in-chief of Het Financieele Dagblad, the Dutch equivalent of the Financial Times. Previously she was responsible for Digital Media at NOS, the Dutch Public Broadcasting Organisation, where -among others- she started an Innovation Lab. Lara Ankersmit has extensive experience in journalism, digital media and design.
Pointer | KRONCRV
René Sommer is Editor in Chief of Pointer, a programme for investigative journalism on Dutch public television. Pointer combines classic investigative journalism with data journalism, crowdsourcing and open source intelligence.
Yuri Veerman is a designer and artist who focuses on the meaning of signs and symbols we use in society. By playing with them and by using simple interventions such as changing contexts he reveals their true meanings.
Annelys de Vet
Disarming Design from Palestine
This conversation was recorded on the 1st of April 2021.
Annelys de Vet is a designer and co-founder of designlabel DDFP which stands for Disarming Design from Palestine. DDFP creates products that tell alternative stories about life under occupation. She is also the mastermind behind the so-called Subjective Atlas, in which people map their surroundings from a subjective point of view.
We should probably regard July 14th 2014, as a historic day. It is the day Eliot Higgins started Bellingcat, an investigative website that uses open source tools to expose the truth behind global news stories. Bellingcat has changed research methods and investigative journalism forever.
Cream on Chrome
Martina Huynh & Jonas Althaus
Cream on Chrome is a collaboration of Martina Huynh and Jonas Althaus and they work at the cutting edge of journalism and design.
F for Fact | Sandberg Instituut
As a photographer, filmmaker and performance artist, Barbara Visser focuses on the tension between fact and fiction, on identity, on the relationship between original and copy. Recently she started F for Fact, a new curriculum at the Sandberg Institute of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.
Forensic Architecture is a research agency that combines journalism with a deep knowledge of architecture. This combination has led to stunning results. Bob Trafford works at Forensic Architecture and he is specialized in open source research, data mining and analysis.
Angelique Spaninks is director of MU, Hybrid Art House in Eindhoven. The name MU is derived from a Japanese character that stands for synergy. That synergy characterizes the background of Angelique Spaninks: she has a background in both design and journalism.
Ghalia Elsrakbi and Lauren Alexander
Based in Amsterdam and Cairo, Foundland is an art collective founded in 2009 by Syrian artist Ghalia Elsrakbi and South African artist Lauren Alexander. They use reports from media and social media about the Middle East to create narratives based on their personal experiences.
Momkai | De Correspondent
Almost 20 years ago he started Designstudio Momkai and in 2013 together with Rob Wijnberg he initiated news organisation De Correspondent. So if we understand Designalism as the merging of design and journalism this is the man to talk to.
University of Amsterdam
Stijn Postema is a journalist with a background in visual culture, and currently he’s working on his PhD exploring the field of what he calls ‘Artistic Journalism’.
Italian born graphic and information designer Irene Stracuzzi focusses on geopolitcs and cartography, making both commissioned and self-initiated projects.
The borderland between humans and computers is a recurring theme in the work of Coralie Vogelaar focussing on technologies and the human body.
Robert Glas investigates the relation between the individual and the state. More specifically the way in which the state uses regulations and technologies to enforce the law.
Theatro di Nascosto
Annet Henneman of Theatro Nascosto (Hidden Theatre) is joining us for a conversation of how theatre can be employed from a journalistic perspective.
Koert van Mensvoort
Next Nature Network
Koert van Mensvoort is initiator of Next Nature Network exploring how technology becomes so complex, autonomous it becomes a nature of its own.