Source presents a series of lectures by professionals from the fields of design, art and journalism. Their presentations focus on urgent socio-political themes in relation to the design of information such as 'news & science' and 'war & finance’. Some lectures concentrate specifically on the tools and technologies used by artists, designers and journalists; others explore different ways of reporting developed within these professions.
Lecturers are invited to concentrate their presentations around one or two projects. A ‘making of’ approach (instead of a portfolio slideshow) offers the students valuable insights in the design process. Recurring subjects are: how to find and select data and information (research & analysis), how to translate these into a powerful form (concept & design), and how to make results public (back into the world where the information came from).
So far we have welcomed datajournalist Sybren Kooistra, visual artist Jonas Lund, photo journalists Arnold van Bruggen & Rob Hornstra, infographic designer Erik van Gameren, book designer Hans Gremmen, documentary maker Shuchen Tan, and design researchers Foundland (Lauren Alexander & Ghalia Elsrakbi), multimedia artist Geert Mul, publisher Astrid Vorstemans, graphic designer Remco van Bladel, graphic designer & researcher Henrik van Leeuwen, graphic designer and writer Louis Luthi, graphic designer David Bennewith, painter Ronald Ophuis and graphic design researcher Karel van der Waarde.
The q&a's after the lectures are sometimes extended — planned or unplanned — into individual or collective feedback sessions, giving the students the opportunity to discuss their own (thesis) projects.