Designalism as an answer to inequality

ACED just has been honored by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.

17.12.2021  |  by ACED  |  General Activities

Inequality appears to have increased in all kinds of social areas. In 2022 ACED will focus on this topic, starting from the combination of design and journalism. Our program just has been honored by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.

Media play an important role in exposing the increasing inequality and polarisation in our society. In order to fully represent society, a broad and varied media spectrum is necessary. ACED advocates the realisation of media and media expressions that optimally connect with various audiences. One of the main innovations ACED focuses on is Designalism.

By combining design and journalism, surprising new forms of information are created and with that new insights and perspectives. We call this new mixture of information transfer, with which makers worldwide experiment and reap success, Designalism.

Meanwhile, there is an impressive corpus of successful projects and methods that can bring about renewed contact with the public and at the same time ensure that new target groups become involved in relevant social issues. ACED is one of the few institutions in the world presenting, analysing and promoting this development.

Annual program
ACED's annual program focuses on developing five different activities: our brand new Designalism Newsroom and the experimental newspaper Designalism Daily. In addition, there will be a new season of the Designalism Podcast and we will invite guest curators for our Designalism Database. Naturally we organise a number of public events for the general public: our Release Party’s.

During the year we will focus on the 5 most important areas where social inequality is clearly visible: economy, politics, education, identity and health.

ACED works closely with Beeld en Geluid Den Haag, Het Financieele Dagblad, Pointer (KRO - NCRV), VersPers, Fontys Hogeschool Journalistiek, The Image Society, MU Hybrid Art House and NOS.