Open Call: Designalism Newsroom

We are looking for designers, artists, journalists and developers to join our upcoming experimental newsroom

05.04.2022  |  by ACED  |  Designalism

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Media play an important role in highlighting inequality, polarisation and other abuses in society. A broad and varied range of media is desirable in order to represent and inform society as effectively as possible.

Designalism Newsroom is a new program creating experimental media productions for a varied audience. The productions of this 'newsroom of the future' distinguish themselves by optimally combining design, art, journalism and technology.

During Designalism Newsroom, participants will tackle 3 current issues provided by Pointer, De Volkskrant and NOS. Participants develop new narrative forms aiming to achieve a better understanding of current events and involving new audiences.

During 8 days in 8 weeks [May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1 and July 8] participants work closely together at Beeld en Geluid Den Haag.

A tailor-made supervision is provided by Geesje van Haren (VersPers) and Noortje van Eekelen. Renowned experts will provide lectures, workshops and advice.

Guest Experts

Alice Wong is a designer focusing on translating information into comprehensive, sharable storytelling and tutor MA Information Design, Design Academy Eindhoven.

Alison Killing (Killing Architects) is a British designer and researcher in the field of architecture. In 2021, Killing won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting.

Danielle Arets heads the lectorate Journalistiek en Verantwoorde Innovatie at Fontys Hogeschool Journalistiek and Design Research minor, Design Academy Eindhoven.

Janice Deul (Diversity Rules) is a Surinamese Dutch journalist and fashion activist committed to more diversity in fashion, media and the creative & cultural sector.

Klasien van de Zandschulp is creative director at affect lab and interactive artist designing story-based participatory experiences blending digital and physical.

Richard Vijgen is an artist that focuses on creating data visualisation and interactive data experiences that reveal the invisible technological dimensions of everyday life.

Taco Stolk (WLFR) is conceptualist, metamodernist developing metamedia projects and theory concerning the aesthetics of concepts and contextual technology.

Tamara Witschge professor Creative Media for Social Change Amsterdam University Applied Sciences. Before, Media and Cultural Industries, University of Groningen.

Yuri Veerman is an artist and designer telling seemingly simple stories about an increasingly complex world, through videos, campaigns, flags or performances.

Selby Gildemacher is co-founder of Hackers & Designers, a non-profit initiative organising activities at the intersection of technology, design and art.

General Information


Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your registration via this form. You can register until May 1, 2022. In the first week of May, all registrations will be carefully evaluated, after which the candidates will be informed by email about a possible participation in Designalism Newsroom.

Designalism Newsroom is an initiative by ACED i.c.w. Beeld en Geluid Den Haag, Pointer, De Volkskrant and NOS. The programme is supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Pictoright Fonds.

About ACED

Interdisciplinary platform ACED is a pioneer in the combination of design and journalism. ACED offers programs for knowledge development, experimental productions and public events. Stichting ACED was founded in 2018 and has the cultural ANBI status.

About Designalism

By combining design and journalism, new experimental forms of media arise and with them new insights and perspectives. We call this hybrid mixture Designalism.


Alice Wong

Information Designer and Storyteller

Alison Killing

Killing Architects

Danielle Arets

Fontys Hogeschool Journalistiek

Geesje van Haren


Janice Deul

Diversity Rules

Jasper Schelling

Head of Technologies

Justine Corrijn

Communication & Production

Klasien van de Zandschulp

Affect Lab

Noortje van Eekelen

Creative Director

Richard Vijgen

Data Visualisation

Selby Gildemacher

Hackers & Designers

Taco Stolk

Conceptualist and Metamodernist

Tamara Witschge

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Tjeerd de Boer

Beeld en Geluid Den Haag

Yifan Yaing

Communication & Production

Yuri Veerman

Artist and Designer