is a project initiated by Anna Meïra Greunig and Lila Steinkampf in 2017 and is based in Berlin. Both graduated from Studiengruppe Informationsdesign. Steinkampf was part of Non Linear Narrative in Den Haag and Greunig will join the Center for Research Architecture in London in 2021.
CIVIC DESIGN – On the Theory and Practice of the Social and Political in Design
14th Annual Conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF)
1 – 2 DEC 2017, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle (Saale), DE
Exhibition of the project Virtual Memory
with Insa Deist
Exhibition GiebichenStein Design Award 2017
12 OCT – 1 NOV 2017
Saxony-Anhalt Arts Foundation, Halle (Saale), GER
GiebichenStein Design Award 2017
Best Idea / Best Concept for Virtual Memory
mit Insa Deist
Virtual Memory was awarded in the category Best Idea / Best Concept. In cooperation with the NGO Hafıza Merkezi, two projects were created that draw attention to the suppressed Kurdish Remembrance Culture.
Six Degrees of Separation – Excavated Stories from the Rotterdamsebaan
8 – 17 DEC 2019, De Besturing, Den Haag, NL
A project collaboration between the Master Non Linear Narrative of the Royal Academy of Art, the Archaeology Department and the Rotterdamsebaan project of the Municipality of The Hague, and Stroom Den Haag. Student research present ancient archaeological artefacts alongside narratives exploring land speculation, property development, migration and endangered craftmanship affecting the rapidly gentrifying Binckhorst area.
with Wineke van Muiswinkel, Stroom Den Haag
Peter Stokkel and Corien Bakker, Archaeology Department Den Haag
Publication Design: Jenny Konrad and Marcin Liminowicz
Communication Design: Esther van der Heijden, Tuana Inhan and Elinor Salomon
Exhibition Design: Nanneke Boomgaard, Bianca Meilof and Judy Wetters
Views From Above – Networks, Colonial Vision and Indigenous Resistance in the Brazilian Amazon
8 – 21 FEB 2019, Galleries, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL
Views from Above is a project collaboration between the Master Non Linear Narrative at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and Greenpeace Netherlands. The project aims to contribute to the contemporary discussion on climate change by offering narrations and visualizations of issues related to deforestation and the Brazilian Amazon, which have broad globally interconnected implications.
with Hiryczuk/ Van Oevelen and Edwin Keizer, International Forest Research Coordinator Greenpeace
Publication Design: Jungeun Lee
Communication Design: Clara Lezla and Selina Landis
Exhibition Design: Nanneke Boomgaard, Bianca Meilof and Judy Wetters
Werkleitz Festival 2018 Halle (Saale), DE
20 OCT – 4 NOV 2018
RETURN TO SENDER I
curated by Anna Jehle
The narrative told on an official tour of the Leipzig/Halle Airport (DE) is enhanced and superimposed with parallel activities and locations. Information about deportations, military use, noise pollution and protests are shown in the form of GPS markers, text and audio recordings. In addition to the visualization of information that is known to some extent but not sufficiently widespread in comparison to the dominant narrative of the airport’s activities, the work demystifies that which seems exceptional as mere routine.
Labour Murder, 2017
Labour Murder is, according to the support group of Workers’ Families Seeking Justice (WFSJ), the appropriate term for fatal working accidents which could have been prevented by an adequate inspection of workplaces and the compliance of safety measures.
In 2012 eleven workers died on a construction site in Istanbul as a result of a fire in their accommodation units. This major construction project was carried out by the Turkish subsidiary of a German company called ECE Group. By handing over the responsibility to sub-subcontractors, the transnational companies were acquitted.
By engaging with Turkish Lawyer Murat Deha Boduroğlu, we realized an installation, reconstructing the crime scene of the construction site as a commentary on the discrepancy between the clean image of international construction companies and their involvement in corporate crime.
‘Mutual Heritage and Futures’, 2019
The video compares Dutch colonial town planning during the colonial occupation from 1630 - 1654 in Brazil and todays infrastructure planning Dutch cooperations in the Brazilian Amazon forest.
10 min, DE
The narrative told on an official tour of the Leipzig/ Halle airport (DE) is enhanced and superimposed with parallel activities and locations. Information about deportations, military use, noise pollution and protests are shown in the form of GPS markers, text and audio recordings. In addition to the visualization of information that is known to some extent but not sufficiently widespread in comparison to the dominant narrative of the airport’s activities, the work demystifies that which seems exceptional as mere routine.
Rebuilding The Hague, 2019
and performance at Stroom
The project Rebuilding The Hague analyses the ideology and durability of building projects in The Hague, specifically at the Dutch construction company VolkerWessels. By investigating the vision of contemporary construction companies the modern building artefacts are contextualized as if they were archaelogical finds. VolkerWessels is currently engaged in at least six large projects in The Hague, including the Rotterdamsebaan. As case study it offers a strong perspective on how a single private company shapes an urban landscape.
The Origin of the White Men, 2019
Law, ultimately, is a form of fiction — a legally recognized narrative that was constructed, with the purpose of, among other things, uniting or dividing different peoples and places. As such, international law is a form of fiction which can be interpreted, remixed, and rearticulated. In this website it is approached as a form of fiction. By imagining new forms of international law we create new forms of international solidarity. The following references used should be read and contextualized considering the background of their production and publishing.
The Origin of White Men from Caterpillars
Folk literature of the Gê Indians by Wilbert, Johannes; Simoneau, Karin; Banner, Horace Publication, date 1978 Topics Gê Indians, Gê mythology
Publisher Los Angeles : UCLA Latin American Center Publications, University of California, Los Angeles
Virtual Memory, 2017
In exchange with the NGO Hafıza Merkezi, two web-based projects were developed, engaging with the Kurdish culture of remembrance in Turkey.
In 2011 the Roboski monument was erected in Diyarbakır to commemorate 34 civilians of Kurdish origin who died in an airstrike by the Turkish military. In order to defy physical destruction, a 3D Reconstruction of the destroyed monument was published.
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Based on the Open Source Data acquired by the Hafıza Merkezi it was possible to locate districts in Diyarbakir where people forcibly disappeared in the 1990s and publish placeholders for virtual monuments on Google Maps.
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Base World, 2020
The interactive website Base World, documenting Ramstein observes the impacts of the US military base Ramstein Air Base located in the southwest of Germany.
It tells the story of the intertwinement of the US industrial military complex with the German state. The interactive narration poses question of how it makes every person living in the region around Ramstein complicit in drone killings, environmental pollution and oppressing Black liberation movements. Six narrations based on interviews and scanned fragments of the area lead towards the experience of understanding the complexity of globalized military presence and it‘s local effects on the sourrounding area.
UPCOMING ONLINE&OFFLINE EXHIBITION
visit the 2020 graduates of the Graphic Design Department
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The Royal Academy of Art The Hague will host its annual Graduation Show from 10–13 SEP 2020
Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN Den Haag, NL
The work Financing Deforestation From The Netherlands departs from the research into largescale railway infrastructures such as the Ferrograo project in Northern Brazil, which pose serious threats to the ecological balance of the Amazon rainforest. The planned railway routes costing billions of dollars will provide transport for the grain, soy and timber industries and are funded by both Brazilian and international cash flows. This interactive website allows the viewer to compare and connect the situation in the Brazilian Amazon to companies and governmental institutions in the Netherlands.
Mapping Violence, 2020
The Groundhem Initiative developed a concept for an open source web platform during a digital workshop funded by Princeton University, US. The project aims to visualize links between urban planning and military destruction. It shows how the spatial practices of urban warfare - tactical incursions, mandatory curfews and evacuation routes - functioned as instruments of real estate development during and after the 2015 military operation in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Toledo, Turkey; 2018
During two months of research in Diyarbakır, Turkey we conducted several interviews with local organizations and community members. These testimonies were used in combination with 360° videos of the city to create an interactive documentation. The project consolidates the testimonies of the community members in a three dimensional visualization of the place of events. This allows the observer a hightened immersion with the local situation and consequentially aims to increase understanding of the conflict and its consequences.
The application offers the possibility to ‘visit’ different places within the historic city center of Diyarbakır and provides various information about the situation on-site.
Culture Mapping, 2020
In the virtual conversation A Tale of two Cities Anna Meïra Greunig, Idil Onen, Anna Rebrii and William Scarfone discuss their work studying and modeling displacement in Diyarkbakir, the largest city in the predominantly Kurdish southeastern region of Turkey. Their collaborative project aims to analyze the forced migration from Sur which took place during the 2015-2016 military operations and curfews period. It critically examine the subsequent reconstruction of the city and its urban landscape and the impact of these processes on the demographic composition of the district.