Graphic designer Mirelle van Tulder is fascinated by ‘wicked problems’: global issues that are so complicated that they are near impossible to solve, issues such as social inequality and climate change. She wonders what role a designer can play in this.
By analyzing, depicting or repackaging 'wicked' issues, Van Tulder holds up a mirror
to viewers. She uses graphic, social and research-based design to challenge perceptions, promote discussions and thus contribute to change.
Mirelle recently graduated With Honours from the University of The Arts in Utrecht.
Besides a Bachelor in Design she also holds a Cum Laude Diploma in Multi Media Design. Mirelle has a background in Interior Design and Architecture.
"We accept the entire system of advertising images as we accept the climate" J. Berger.
In times of populism, polarization and segregation, it is crucial to make your voice heard as a designer. Public spaces are now infested by an abundance of commercial images whose sole purpose is to sell.
It is time to change this. The Wildplakzuilen, built to inform, but now plastered with marketing, are the perfect carriers. #ikwordonderdrukt reclaims them to make another voice heard.
Disarming Design from Palestine
Collective Thinking Design Program exists of 4 workshops about creating collective knowledge through different design approaches designed by Mirelle Van Tulder (NL) and Tommaso Anceschi (ITA). The workshops aim to involve mainly the student community from Birzeit University in a process of collective thinking and design knowledge. Collective Thinking Design Program is created to stimulate an assertive mentality to initiate, trust and collaborate, based on shared values and talents.
You might have seen these rooftiles while traveling to Amsterdam by train. Hi :) My first big project during my internship at Mediamatic. Rooftiles, Biotoop, main building.
I also helped artists Jasmin Moeller en Masha Ru with their installation 'Casting Doubts'. 30 questions about life and art. Making, placing & maintaning planters on the Dijkspark. Seedcards + Growing plants in Biotoop.
Makers Unite asked us to come up with an creative way to help the participants towards social inclusion.
I’ve created a tool to help the participants improve their soft skills in a playful way. By helping each other they can expand their soft skills and create a personal CV and Portfolio.
Soft Skill Set, Template CV & Portfolio, Video Booth.