Zondag 6 november 2011 - opening
Európa Pont, Budapest (HU)

Subjective atlas of Hungary

In August 2011, HVG and creative laboratory Kitchen Budapest published Subjective Atlas of Hungary, a book edited by Dutch graphic designer Annelys de Vet and Hungarian curator Attila Bujdosó. The exhibited images – a selection of the pieces displayed in the book – have been inspired by the numerous positive feedbacks since the publication.

Do. 20 oktober - zo. 30 oktober 2011
@ Lodz Design Festival 2011 (PL)

Subjective atlas of Hungary
Part of the Moving Island exhibition

In December 2010, 40 contributors and a young Hungarian graphic designer created the “Subjective Atlas of Hungary” The participants of a 2-week workshop were selected after a public call for participation. The aim was to create the “Subjective Atlas of Hungary” similarly to former international editions (Subjective Atlas of Palestine, Subjective Atlas of Serbia, Subjective Atlas of the Netherlands) – the Hungarian edition follows the original concept by Dutch designer Annelys de Vet, who created the atlas in collaboration with local contributors.

The atlas represents today’s Hungary from a visual perspective. The authors looked forward to create a diverse, exciting and visually appealing representation of Hungary, and its cultural and national identity.

Do. 27 oktober - ma. 31 oktober 2011
@ Tokyo Graphic Passport (JP)

Series Subjective Atlases

The Sandberg Instituut is the masters course of the famed Gerrit Rietveld Academie of Amsterdam, where students can learn creative fine art and design. The Design Academy Eindhoven has a pragmatic education system and is often referred to as, “the best design academy in the world”. This is a lecture on alternative design practices by Annelys de Vet, who is affiliated to both of these leading art schools. In light of the various crises facing Japan today, the course includes talks on “modern society and design” and delves into various design mentalities such as, the critical design concepts of the Netherlands. Read more...

Maandag 24 oktober 2011
15.40 hrs. @ Radio 1 (NL)


Radio interview by Anton de Goede at Dutch national news radio station

Ze heeft al vele atlassen op haar naam staan, grafisch designer Annelys de Vet. Geen gewone atlassen zijn het, elke ‘Subjective Atlas’ ontstaat samen met designers en kunstenaars uit een bepaald land. Zo zijn er al sinds 2004 atlassen van Serviё, Palestina, Mexico, Nederland en de Europese Unie verschenen. Deze atlassen laten niet de gebruikelijke clichés zien waarmee een land zichzelf meestal presenteert, maar met kritische, gevoelige en ontwapende bijdragen tonen deze werken de identiteit van een land vanuit een persoonlijk, relativerend en humoristisch perspectief. Deze week verschijnt de ‘Subjectiv Atlas of Hungary’. Vijftig jonge Hongaren werkten hieraan samen met het media-laboratorium ‘Kitchen Budapest’ en Annelys de Vet. Een dag na de presentatie van de Hongaarse editie sprak Anton de Goede met Annelys de Vet.

Beluister hier het interview.

Donderdag 20 oktober 2011
8pm @ WIELS, Brussels (BE)

With Annelys de Vet, Regula Staempfli, Attila Bujdosó, Aliz Krisztina Borsa, Moniek Driesse and Koen van Synghel(moderator).

Subjective Atlases
Presentations and launch

Brussels based Dutch designer Annelys de Vet is working on a growing series of “subjective atlases”. These publications are attempts to make meaningful contributions to the discourse around cultural image formation, in a creative, disarming and sensitive yet critical way. The books are ‘mapping’ a country, region or political entity with personal means. Artists, designers and other sensitive souls map their country by their shoe collection, the food they eat, the products they own, the paths they walk, the people they meet, the flowers they pick, the money they earn, the dreams they have or the fears they hide.

The uncommon connections made in the various visual inventories and maps reveal things that usually remain invisible. In the context of the atlas, everyday practices suddenly take on new meanings. The cultural dialogue that arises between the various contributions puts personal experience into a wider context. Which collective values are shared? Which stories do the citizens place at centre stage?

The atlases serve as a humanist response to the increasing simplification of the political debate and the complacency of power. In contrast to the often propagandist tenor of the mass media, the books show, above all, a complex reality that lies beyond one dimensional blinding media images. At best, the pluralistic representations in the atlases can contribute to a more democratic public discourse.

On the occasion of two new issues this autumn - the 'Subjective atlas of Hungary' and the 'Subjective atlas of Mexcio' - a special night is organized in WIELS. The latest atlases will be presented by Annelys de Vet, the Hungarian co-editor Attila Bujdosó and the co-editor of the Mexican atlas Moniek Driesse.

Woensdag 19 oktober 2011
8 pm @ Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam (NL)


With Aliz Krisztina Borsa, Attila Bujdosó, Max Bruinsma, Suzanne Oxenaar and Annelys de Vet.
Hungarian Goulash will be served from 6pm onwards in the restaurant.

Hungarian night on the occasion of the launch of the SUBJECTIVE ATLAS OF HUNGARY

Cultural image formation

Designer Annelys de Vet is working on a growing series of “subjective atlases”. These publications are attempts to make a disarming contribution to the discourse around cultural image formation.

The books map a country, region or political entity on personal means. They serve as a humanist response to the increasing simplification of the political debate and the complacency of power. In contrast to the often propagandist tenor of the mass media, the atlases show, above all, a complex reality that lies beyond one dimensional media images. At best, the pluralistic representations in the atlases can contribute to a more democratic public discourse.

Fifty visual authors

For the 'Subjective atlas of Hungary' fifty young visual authors were invited by new media lab Kitchen Budapest and Annelys de Vet (NL/B) to put their homeland in perspective. The authors present personal visions based on involvement. They shed a light on today’s Hungarian spirit. Together they express the way cultural identity is continuously in motion, influenced from many sides, and multicultural by definition. As Lajos Parti Nagy puts it in his introduction: “Whoever encounters this strange and self-evident book, can learn strange and self-evident things about Hungary.”

Hungarian night

On the occasion of the launch of the 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary' a Hungarian night is organized at the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam. Next to Hungarian music, drinks and snacks, there will be presentations by Suzanne Oxenaar (creative director Lloyd Hotel), Annelys de Vet (designer, head Design Department Sandberg Institute, initiator and editor Subjective Atlases), Attila Bujdosó (architect, senior research supervisor at Kitchen Budpapest, co-editor 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary') and Aliz Krisztina Borsa (typographer, co-designer 'Subjective Atlas of Hungary') and Max Bruinsma (editorial designer and editor-in-chief of Items).

Maandag 3 oktober 2011
10 am - 5 pm @ Kitchen Budapest, Budapest (HU)

Design your own cover for the Subjective Atlas of Hungary

During Budapest Design Week 2011, Kitchen Budapest media lab and HVG Könyvek publisher organise a workshop in relation to the Subjective Atlas of Hungary, a book published in summer 2011. Workshop participants can create custom covers for the atlas, and they can take their custom-printed copies home right away.

Vrijdag 30 september 2011
@ Tresoar, Leeuwarden (NL)

Subjectieve atlas van Friesland

Orientation workshop by Annelys de Vet to research the possibilities of a subjective atlas of the Dutch province 'Friesland'. Initiated by Vormlab Friesland.

Dinsdag 23 augustus 2011
'Hungary extended' by Lisa Weil @ Funzine.hu (HU)

Hungary extended

It is the country with the most Nobel Prize holders in the whole world and a Guiness World Record in preparing the biggest egg sunny side up: 10.005.000 inhabitants, a history of more than 1000 years, a member of the European Union, the NATO, the OECD and a Schengen state. We can cite a whole lot of more facts about Hungary, but a new approach is needed when it comes to describing the country’s cultural identity. After an idea of a Dutch designer, a team of young visual authors created a Subjective Atlas of Hungary to collect the different visions of Hungary as it is today. Read more...

Zondag 14 augustus 2011
@ WAMP - the Hungarian Design Market (HU)

Budapest 5th. distr., Erzsébet sq.

Subjective atlas of Hungary
Hungarian booklaunch

Finally we are about to release the atlas in which fifty young visual authors were invited to put their homeland in perspective. At the launch event you can hold a copy in your hands and meet the authors and editors of the atlas.

Vrijdag 1 april 2011 16.00 uur
Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussel

Subjectieve atlas van België (kick-off versie)
Launch & Expositie

Van 22 maart t/m 1 april hebben de master-studenten TYPO/GRAPHICS van de Hogeschool Sint Lukas Brussel gewerkt aan een Subjectieve atlas van België* (kick-off versie) waarin zij België vanuit persoonlijk standpunt in perspectief zetten. Hoewel de politieke impasse over wat België moet zijn voortduurt, brachten de studenten in een oogwenk het land op ontwapenende, verrassende en onthullende wijze in kaart. De resultaten zullen gepresenteerd worden in 'Oliver' (campus H-blok, Haachtsesteenweg 138) op vrijdag 1 april. Om 17.00 uur zullen de studenten hun bijdrages toelichten, met aansluitend een discussie en een (eenmalige) boekverkoop.

)* Het komende jaar zal er verder gewerkt worden aan een uitgebreide 'Subjectieve atlas van België'. De kleine atlas die 1 april wordt gepresenteerd vormt daarvoor het vertrekpunt. Eerdere versies die zijn verschenen zijn: ‘Subjectieve atlas van Nederland’ (BIS publishers, 2005), ‘Subjective atlas of Palestine’ (010 Publishers, 2007), ‘Subjective atlas of Serbia’ (Dom Omladine, 2009). Mei 2011 zullen verschijnen 'Subjective atlas of Mexico' (Textofilia, 2011) en 'Subjective atlas of Hungary' (HVG, 2011).

19 maart 2011
Zorgwaard, Zomerplein 15, Puttershoek
15.00 — 18.00 uur

Kalender Puttershoek
Opening kunstproject

Zaterdag 19 maart om 15.00 uur zal het project 'Kalender Puttershoek' feestelijk onthuld worden. In opdracht van SKOR en Gemeente Binnenmaas heeft Annelys de Vet een 'streekgebonden' kalender ontwikkeld voor de bewoners van de nieuwe wijk 'de Wijk van je Leven' in Puttershoek (Hoeksche Waard). Voor elke maand werd een inventarisatie van woorden gemaakt die uitdrukking geven aan de culturele, botanische of historische karakteristieken van Puttershoek. De woorden series zijn verwerkt tot een reeks van 12 droogdoeken (productie TextielLab, Tilburg), 12 banieren, een publicatie voor de bewoners en een website met actuele activiteiten in het dorp www.kalenderputtershoek.nl

Digitale versie van de publicatie: issuu.com/annelys/docs/kalenderputtershoek
Meer informatie: www.skor.nl/artefact-5363-nl.html

Onderzoek en productie: Katrien Ligt, Dordrecht | Advies: Rudy J. Luijters, Brussel | Ontwikkeling website: We Demand HTML (Michiel Sikma), Rotterdam | Productie droogdoeken en banieren: TextielLab (Audax Textielmuseum, Tilburg) met 100% biologisch katoen | Installatie banieren: Erik Weeda, Amsterdam | Productie typografie op loopbrug: Ville B.V., Strijen

16 March 2011 5.30pm, Old Refectory, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, London

Social Commitment and Visual Communication.
A public research seminar with the participation of Ken Garland, Richard Hollis, Silvia Sfligiotti, Annelies Vaneycken and Annelys de Vet. Chaired by Gabriele Oropallo.

The process of translating messages into images or facilitating visual communication is an activity that involves responsibility towards the public on the side of the author. Even when occupied with commercials, corporate identity, or other so-called non-political goals, designers are actually making decisions towards the preservation and reinforcement of social and cultural assumptions. Since the days of the Modern Movement there has been a great deal of debate on questions as who the actual clients are and who should take part to the negotiation process from which design emerges. A few years ago when the Helvetica typeface, one of the icons of the modernist search for the standard, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, these questions were revived, this time without attempts to agree on a set of rules. This seminar draws on these questions, which developed alongside the whole history of the graphic design profession, and explores notions as design ethics, social commitment and public role of the designer.

The seminar will feature a presentation by Silvia Sfligiotti of Alizarina Milan on the role of the user in the design process – do designers work with, for or against the users? Annelys de Vet of the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam and Annelies Vaneycken of Trans-ID Brussels will also present on their recent works, in which visual communication is used as a tool to chart and highlight tensions and cleavages in culture and society. The seminar is chaired by Gabriele Oropallo and will end with an open round table discussion with the participation of Ken Garland and Richard Hollis.

See: blog.eyemagazine.com
See: www.gabrieleorpallo.com

February 17. 2011
10.00 — 17.30 hrs.

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

WIRELESS STORIES / new media in public space.
Sandberg@Mediafonds conferentie

From flash mobs to GPS city games, urban screens to digital graffiti, and from smartphone tours to augmented reality .

Physical space is becoming more and more filled with electronic communication and observation networks, which are invisible but no less present for that. we use mobile phones to organise our social lives, gpS to find the places we want to go, and rFid to ride on public transport, monitored by cctv cameras all the time. meanwhile, digital space is becoming more “physical”, with applications like Foursquare, Facebook Places and Google Maps linking social networks and data files to geographical locations. the physical world of the city and the virtual world of the internet are overlapping more and more. this has major consequences for both the way we experience public spaces and the way we exchange news and stories.

The Sandberg@mediafonds 2011 conference will explore the possibilities and consequences of these developments for media producers. how will the rise of locative and mobile media affect the meaning and form of the things we tell each other? does the growing number of media applications in our streets and squares constitute a limitation of publicness, or can they actually generate new forms of it? can we find a new kind of audience in physical outdoor space? which other narrative forms do these media applications offer, and how can we develop valuable uses and productions for them?

The conference is a joint project of the design department of the Sandberg instituut amsterdam and the mediafonds. it kicks off the Sandberg@mediafonds master class, in which programme makers and designers will work together on new cultural media productions that explore digital boundaries.

With: Hans Maarten van den Brink, Michiel de Lange (NL), Dick van Dijk (De Waag, NL), Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens (NL), Dimitri Nieuwehuizen (LUST, NL), Tobias Ebsen (Digital urban living lab, DK), Matthijs ten Berge (NL), Michael Epstein (USA), Martin Rieser (GB), Bregtje van der Haak (NL), Martijn de Waal (NL)

Moderator: Annelys de Vet
See: www.wirelessstories.nl