Daniel van der Velden, Metahaven
From the ManifestFest, the anniversary of the publication of Ken Garland’s First Things First manifesto, 22-23 November 2014, Warsaw, Poland
The studio founded in Amsterdam in 2007 by Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden. Their work, situated in the field of speculative design, makes use of component elements of graphic design as means of knowledge-production.
These are used as tools for analysing organizational models and power structures. Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden are involved into analysis of design connected with the political and economic spheres, as well as design’s connection with statehood, monetary politics and information networks. Metahaven also publishes books and essays, organizes conferences, and accomplishes projects commissioned by clients as well as their own designs.