Forum on design and human rights

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MU and Foundation We Are host a Design and Human Rights Forum on 19 April. Foundation We Are asked itself: how does design contribute to human rights issues? The conclusion was that there is much room left for improvement. The goal of the design and human rights forum is to brainstorm about ways in which design can support human rights defenders in their … Read More

Partnering with Justice&Peace for human rights defenders

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Can design help human rights? On Monday 19 March, Justice and Peace and We Are Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project, We Are Human Rights. On Monday 19 March, Justice and Peace and We Are Foundation with Bernhard Lenger signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project, We Are Human Rights. We Are Human Rights … Read More

Foundation We Are obtains Starting-Subsidy

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We are happy to share that the Foundation We Are has obtained a start-grant to launch the pilot research of the project We Are Human Rights. This will allow the foundation to initiate a collaboration between seven human rights defenders and seven designers in order for them to explore possibilities of projects contributing to the field of human rights. It … Read More

E52 about We Are Human Rights Talk

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During the ninth edition of Bliksem en Donderdag, Bernhard Lenger gave a talk at Kazerne in Eindhoven on our collaboration between human rights defenders and designers. He shared the aims our foundation is striving for, our engagements we committed to, and the plans that are ahead of us.

We Are is in Driving Dutch Design

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Foundation We Are will participate in this year’s Driving Dutch Design Program to develop themselves and their practice, but as well to show that design can achieve more than mere aesthetics. Homepage

Workshop in Geneva

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Our two curators Maxime Benvenuto and Lucandrea Baraldi were invited at the International School of Geneva to organise workshops with the art students around the topic of peace. The workshop of Maxime Benvenuto focused on the build up of a collective project, starting from individual choices and growing towards group decisions. In the meantime, Lucandrea Baraldi’s workshop proposed the students … Read More

This is Eindhoven on Jella Lena van Eck

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The local online magazine This is Eindhoven dedicated an article to Jella Lena van Eck and her practice. The article brings a focus on the project We Are Human Rights from Foundation We Are. It emphasises on her collaboration with a Mexican human rights defenders working on the topic of enforced disappearances in Mexico.

This is Eindhoven about Bernhard Lenger

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The online magazine This is Eindhoven wrote an article about Bernhard Lenger and his practice as a designer. A section of the article highlights the coming collaboration between Foundation We Are and Foundation Justice & Peace, and how designers will be working together with human rights defenders.

Raum&Wohnen Article about We Are

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The online section of the magazine Raum un Wohnen dedicated an article to We Are Foundation, emphasising on the possibilities for designers to act and contribute to the field of human rights defenders.