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New Modes of Operation | DAMAGE Public Service Announcement

We relocated to the Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam in May 2016. Since then we operate ONLINE and APPOINTMENT only and will continue this process wanting to rethink our presence in Rotterdam and the definition of a physical space and new economic models as such. Damage will participate throughout the city when relevant, maintaining it as a personal shopping experience: on demand, by appointment only and sometimes travelling. And in addition to keep providing space for national/international designers/makers/artists/creators with a strong sense of their own identity.  Less of them but better. image courtesy of Anthony Burril

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Janne van Gilst | Playground Collaborators

"In the project 'Landscape Icons' Janne van Gilst is researching the Dutch landscape by looking at the different elements that are to be found. By isolating these elements from the landscape it becomes clear there are many similair shapes to be found in the Dutch landscape. These 'icons' are very fimiliar to us and form a big part of the identity of the Dutch landscape. They tell us something about the traditions, history and human influence on this landscape."

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On Fashion | Louise Wilson & Alexa Chung

"I ask Louise Wilson a question I’ve been pondering: how does fashion work? Bickley at Joyn talked about how digital has affected consumers’ expectations of customer service. Alexa Chung is an example of the impact of influential bloggers and celebrities. How can Wilson, the person behind the clothes we wear, explain the process to me? She locks me in a look. I lean forward to hear her secret. “There aren’t 10 easy fucking rules, OK?” OK. “You wouldn’t ask Freud: ‘Can you show me how to make a painting?’, would you? You wouldn’t dream of asking an F1 driver to show you quickly how to build a car. How does it work? How do you lick a cock! Listen, it’s...

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