Last year, we published a new chapter of our Designalism Podcast portraining frontrunners Taco Stolk, Alison Killing, Jakub Gornicki, Vincent Thornhill, Hay Kranen, Daniëlle Arets, Florian Cramer and Alice Wong, Eric Smit (Follow the Money), crossing design and journalism.
Alison Killing is an investigative journalist and licensed architect. She was born in the UK and now lives in Rotterdam. Alison uses open source techniques, geospatial analysis and 3d modelling to investigate and tell stories. Her most recent work is an investigation of the network of detention camps in Xinjiang, China, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2021.
Jakub Górnicki is chief editor and founder of Outride, a Polish platform and database for all kinds of innovative and online mixes of journalism and design, with a focus on interactive storytelling. Jakub has spent the last few years setting up the database which is rich in interactive stories and journalistic examples.
Taconis Stolk, is founder of WLFR agency that develops metamedia projects, working at the intersection of art and science. He leads the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatory and KABK in The Hague and teaches at MediaTechnology of Leiden University.
Vincent Thornhill is a designer, educator at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and PhD student in the Associate faculty of Arts at University Leuven, Belgium. His research and educational activities explore how digital infrastructures frame our experiences of the world and of ourselves, with a focus on the intrinsic psycho-social lens of digital image technologies
Hay Kranen is a freelance creative coder who creates digital things. He combines technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and a creative angle and he is tinkering, hacking and balancing on the thin between art, data, tech and narrative.
Daniëlle Arets leads the Department Journalism and Responsible Innovation at Fontys Hogeschool Journalistiek Tilburg and the minor Design Research at Design Academy Eindhoven. Daniëlle works on the future of journalism through design research.
Florian Cramer is interested in thinking differently about publishing. He is known worldwide as an expert on communication through memes and anything in the line of experimental publishing and technology is his thing. Florian works at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam as a reader in Autonomous Practices, investigating "new, self-organized forms of art and visual culture outside the existing systems of art and design."
Alice Wong is a story designer and tutor at MA Information Design of Design Academy Eindhoven. She focuses on translating complex information into accessible stories. Her research focuses on understanding how our perception of reality is shaped.
Economist Eric Smit is cofounder of Follow the Money, a platform for investigative journalism. Follow the Money was started in 2009 with the aim of investigating people, organizations and systems that misbehave, especially financially and economically, or that seriously harm society. Follow the Money recently started its own theater tour, which even includes their own band. In their words: Muckraking meets rock 'n roll.
The full podcast series is available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. Designalism Podcast has been made possible with the kind support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Pictoright Fonds.