Saskia van Stein on our place in society

What she teaches her students at the Design Academy Eindhoven

24.11.2021  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Designalism

Saskia van Stein is director of the International Architecture Biƫnnale Rotterdam. She's also head of MA The Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The program researches and questions the role of design in relation to the structures and systems underpinning contemporary society, its political, economic, social and cultural constructs, and how they resonate within local and global contexts.

In the video below, Saskia talks about the questions she and her students investigate. We are also shown video's of different artists, which she analyses.

On June 9 2021, ACED organised Designalism: Design + Journalism, a live talk show about the intersection of design and journalism. Watch the full show on our YouTube channel. This evening was in collaboration with Beeld en Geluid Den Haag.

About the Author

Cato Verhoeven


Anouk Slingerland

Event Producer

Augustina Lavickaite

Intern Design

Cato Verhoeven

Intern Journalism

IJsbrand van Veelen


Jasper Schelling

Head of Technologies

Mateo Broillet

Graphic Design

Noortje van Eekelen

Creative Director

Saskia van Stein

Guest Speaker

Tjeerd de Boer

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