Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Debunking Stereotypes

In September 2010 the 1st and 2nd year students of the I/M/D department of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague have been asked to develop concepts and create prototypes of interactive media applications (installations, websites, mobile phone apps etc) in some way breaking with the stereotypical perception of African society and culture and shifting our paradigms regarding this part of the world. The selected results of the project were presented at the Business Summit Netherlands-Africa in Wassenaar on November 3, 2010.

The works of students include working prototypes of an interactive game on a mobile device (http://zambezi.mobi/), a poster campaign with QR-codes (http://www.abderrahmane.nl/africa/), a set of different audio-visual installations and web development projects.

The project is a result of an intensive collaboration between the KABK, TU Delft and the STT Netherlands Study Center for Technology Trends in The Hague.

See an overview of all the projects >>>

* image by Jan Henkes (I/M/D 1st-year student)

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