Visitors’ Programme gets results
A January 2012 survey found that many International Visitors’ Programme visits had led to new international collaborative projects. Past guests said their visits had resulted in exhibitions, lectures, design purchases and published articles.
About the Visitors' Programme
Each year, in the International Visitors' Programme, Premsela invites foreign professionals to the Netherlands to get better acquainted with Dutch design and fashion and the country’s creative climate. Guests include designers, curators, events organisers, educators, journalists, policymakers, and operators of discussion platforms and websites. The primary aim is to promote an international exchange of knowledge and ideas.
As well as strengthening the international design network, the International Visitors' Programme gives rise to exhibitions and lectures abroad on Dutch design. In 2012, activities focus on design and politics, augmented reality, and agriculture and design. Guests in recent years have included Emory Douglas of the US, curator at MOMA Paola Antonelli from the US, members of Japan’s Pantaloon design agency, Ousseynou Wade of Senegal, Deyan Sudjic of the United Kingdom, Monika Mikušová and Judita Csáderová of Slovakia, Naoko Aono of Japan, and a delegation from India and China.