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Kirsten SpruitI'm a designer and artist based in Rotterdam. With a background in graphic design and strong inclination towards time-based media – particularly sound – and writing, I like to explore issues relating to information (overload), (non)productivity and (spending) time.1993 – nowBorn in Sassenheim, NL↪ http://kirstenspruit.com/
↪ https://www.instagram.com/k______s_____/
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EducationMA Information DesignDesign Academy Eindhoven2017 – 2019Eindhoven, NL
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BA Graphic DesignWillem De Kooning Academy2011 – 2015Rotterdam, NLNominated for Drempelprijs Autonomous Practice 2015
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Bilingual VWO + International BaccalaureateRijnlands Lyceum Sassenheim2005 – 2011Sassenheim, NL
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Upcoming / recent
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Making Waves: GTBT x the WaterSchoolWaterSchool / Studio Makkink & BeyJuly 2021Rotterdam, NLRadio collaboration with Studio Makkink & Bey, moderating discussions as Good Times Bad Times (part of International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam 2021)
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Elevator RadioDesign Academy Eindhoven
May 2021 – now
Eindhoven, NLStudent-run radio network within DAE, initiated together with Ceola Tunstall-Behrens
↪ https://elevatorradio.network/
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Behang om naar te staren (een persoonlijk essay)Tubelight MagazineApr 2021https://www.tubelight.nl/behang-om-naar-te-staren-een-persoonlijk-essay/
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Workshops
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Radio workshop @ Design Inquiry GroupRoyal Academy of Art2021The Hague, NLAs Good Times Bad Times
↪ https://workshop.goodtimesbadtimes.club/
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Radio as an Educational Tool @ MA Information DesignDesign Academy Eindhoven2020Eindhoven, NLAs Good Times Bad Times
↪ https://workshop.goodtimesbadtimes.club/
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Workshop on Doing Nothing @ ArtCoDeFontys Hogeschool Tilburg2020Tilburg, NL (online/remote)
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Guest lecture / tutoring @ BA Lifestyle and Transformation DesignWillem de Kooning Academy2019Rotterdam, NL
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Guest lecture @ BA Graphic Design Willem de Kooning Academy2016Rotterdam, NL
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Exhibitions
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D'Un Moi À L'AutreGalerie Etienne de Causans2020Paris, FR
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Hours, Minutes, SecondsPension Almonde2020Rotterdam, NL
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Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show (GS19) during Dutch Design WeekCampina Milk Factory2019Eindhoven, NL
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Overturning OtheringDe Elektriciteitsfabriek 2018The Hague, NL
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De Negen Leeuwen van de WijnhavenWijnhaven/Oude Haven2017Rotterdam, NL
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The Hoboken ApocalypseHoboken2016Rotterdam, NL
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In Uit SluitenKadmium2016Delft, NL
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Head Lights / Talent NightsHet Nieuwe Instituut + various locations2016Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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Off ScreenWORM2015Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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EMP.FMGoede Vrijdag2015Utrecht, NLAs Mentaxis
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"Best Of..." Drempelprijs expoWitte de Withkwartier2015Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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WDKA Graduation EventHofpoort2015Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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Public PrivateCitizen M2014Rotterdam, NL
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Roestige Planken FestivalAmsterdam Roest2014Amsterdam, NL
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North Sea Jazz poster expoAhoy2014Rotterdam, NL
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International Community Arts festivalRotterdams Wijktheater2014Rotterdam, NL
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Unravel the Code IIJohns Hopkins University library2013Baltimore, USA
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Europa.nuDe Affichegallerij2012The Hague, NL
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Talks / presentations
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Looking For Stigmergy: From Underwater to Outer SpaceDesign Academy Eindhoven2021Eindhoven, NLOnline radio event hosted as Good Times Bad Times, launching Episode I of Looking For Stigmergy – a project initiated by Martina Muzi and part of 5th Istanbul Design Biennial
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Export Radio roundtable discussion II as part of RCA WiP 24 hour livestreamRoyal College of Art2021London, UK (online/remote)As Good Times Bad Times
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Export Radio roundtable discussion IRoyal College of Art2020London, UK (online/remote)As Good Times Bad Times
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How To Save Time @ GS19 Arena during Dutch Design WeekCampina Milk Factory2019Eindhoven, NL
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Designing Doing Nothing @ The Unbearable Lightness of Designing SymposiumMU2019Eindhoven, NL
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Off ScreenWORM2015Rotterdam, NL
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ConversasMevrouw BOK2015Rotterdam, NL
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Zefir7: Nieuwe LichtingStroom Den Haag2015The Hague, NL
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PerformancesLive set @ Pretend RadioPretend Radio2020Melbourne, AU (online/remote)As Naybur with Jack Bardwell
↪ https://www.mixcloud.com/PretendRadio/pretend-radio-naybur-live-w-jack-kirsten-10042020/
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Live Score @ Nice Flaps #7 live drawingAnnastate2020The Hague, NLAs Naybur with Jack Bardwell
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Live set @ Plantasia #3De Ruimte2017Amsterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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Live set + VJ-ing @ TelemagicWORM2017Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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Live set @ RAAR (Rotterdam Art And Radio)Club Gusto2016Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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VJ-ing @ ART71 On The MoveHoboken2016Rotterdam, NL
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Live set @ Head Lights / Talent NightsHet Nieuwe Instituut2016Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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Live set + VJ-ing @ Fauna #12HOOP2016The Hague, NLAs Mentaxis
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Critical Mass NightHofpoort2015Rotterdam, NLAs Mentaxis
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Publications
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Behang om naar te staren (een persoonlijk essay)Tubelight Magazine2021https://www.tubelight.nl/behang-om-naar-te-staren-een-persoonlijk-essay/
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#FFF8E7 (interview)Hoekhuis Magazine2021↪ https://www.hoekhuismag.com/the-entrance/fff8e7
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How rest and relaxation became an art (feature)BBC Culture2020↪ https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201207-how-rest-and-relaxation-became-an-art
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GS19 Graduation CatalogueDesign Academy Eindhoven2019↪ https://www.ideabooks.nl/9789491400421-graduation-2019-design-academy-eindhoven
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An Act Of Sincerity (essay) published in Performance SocietyBooksfromthefuture2017As Mentaxis
↪ http://booksfromthefuture.info/index.html#books
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Work experience
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Kirsten SpruitSole proprietor2014 – nowRotterdam, NLIndependent practice in which I work both autonomously and on commissioned projects
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Good Times Bad TimesCo-founder2020 – nowRotterdam, NLRadio collective co-founded with Jack Bardwell and Benjamin Earl, which started as a community radio station broadcasting weekly from Pension Almonde and occasionally hosts radio workshop and events
↪ https://goodtimesbadtimes.club/
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What Design Can DoOnline communication2016 – 2017Amsterdam, NL – São Paulo, BRWDCD is an international platform that uses design as a tool for ecological and social change, with conferences in Amsterdam, São Paulo and Mexico City
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MentaxisCo-founder2015 – 2017Amsterdam – Rotterdam, NLMentaxis is a design practice and synth-pop act formed together with Loes Claessens as part of our BA graduation project An Ode To Doubt.
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