Uncorporate Identity

Book launch and mini-symposium

27 Apr 2010
27 Apr 2010

Public debate with:
- Lars Müller, Swiss publisher
- Brave New Alps, London-based design collective
- John Morgan, British designer
- Wouter Vanstiphout, architecture historian and urbanist
- Marina Vishmidt, Queen Mary University
- Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden, designers/Metahaven

Moderator: Huib Haye van der Werf, curator at the NAi.
Music is provided by Laurenz Brunner, designer.


Uncorporate Identity.jpg - Michiel van Iersel

A compendium of ideas and a source for debate, Uncorporate Identity is an ambitious collection of design projects around visual identity and politics. It presents the visual projects and writings of design studio Metahaven along with a host of contributing writers. Organized as a sequence of five chapters, each comprising case studies, notes and essays, it explores, visually and textually, the paradoxes of identity in a networked world.

A festive symposium will accompany the book launch of Uncorporate Identity by Metahaven. Swiss publisher Lars Müller, London-based design collective Brave New Alps, British designer John Morgan, and architecture historian and urbanist Wouter Vanstiphout will join the debate, together with theorist Marina Vishmidt and designers Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven. In a series of provocative short lectures, the speakers will react to the book and its overall theme. The event is chaired by curator Huib Haye van der Werf. Music is provided by Laurenz Brunner.

Uncorporate Identity will be for sale at a discount price of 35 euro.

For reservations, e-mail Judith Lindekens: judith.lindekens@janvaneyck.nl


De Verdieping is the cultural project space underneath club and restaurant TrouwAmsterdam. Made possible by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.