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Renny Ramakers



Thursday, April 7, 2016
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Art historian turned curator turned environmental trendsetter, Renny Ramakers is co-founder and creative director of Amsterdam-based design company Droog, where she initiates projects, curates exhibitions, and stretches the borders of design thinking. Named one of the 150 Women Who Shake the World” by Newsweek, Ramakers aims to deliver cutting edge content and unexpected perspectives in an interdisciplinary and down-to-earth way. Droog has been pioneering new directions for design since the early nineties, developing new concepts and scenarios for products, spaces, events, and communication tools. In a recent collaborative venture entitled UP,” Droog is working with companies to cut down on waste by using surplus materials to create new goods.

In 2014, Ramakers initiated Design+Desires”, a new program for user-centered urban planning on a human scale. Using data mapping, participatory citizen research, and design proposals, Design+Desires provides a more flexible approach to urban design, based on the real and virtual experiences of city dwellers.

With support from Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3).


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