What do you mean, Design?
DESIGN ROEL VANDEBEEK
IN COLLABORATION WITH MARK MILISSEN & C-MINE
What do you mean, Design? is a unique collaboration project that runs in several technical schools in Limburg and is a project initated by Mark Milissen and Roel. Under the guidance of six contemporary designers, students from technical and professional departments go through the different phases of a design project and ultimately arrive at a new design. Questioning existing products and forms is central. The various intermediate steps and the end result of the development process can be seen in the exhibition. The project turned out to be a bull's-eye for students, teachers and designers alike. “We encouraged the young people to develop their own creative design idea,” says Roel Vandebeek. “By inventing and creating themselves, these professionals of the future experience the everyday applicability of design. Their self-esteem, involvement and opportunities on the labor market also increase. The project shows that design provides added value in many more domains than just form.”