Palaces in Île-de-France

Many castles are located near Paris, where once the aristocracy celebrated, had fun and went hunting. These castles were visited by the nobles to escape the narrowness of Versailles or the stinking streets of Paris. They are surrounded by French gardens with their strict geometric shapes, in which one can still find silence and grace beyond the big city. more

Morocco

The Masters program Graphic Design took me to Morocco. I visited two cities which could not be more different. One is ancient, located near a high mountain range, with façades glowing brightly in red – Marrakech. The other one is located by the sea and presents itself with skyscrapers and white facades – Casablanca. more

by Stefan Christian Hoja

C.o.c.o.i. Workshop

During the C.o.c.o.i. workshop with Emmy van Thiel I got to know more about the artist group “Oulipo”, who are known for their self-imposed restrictions while writing texts. Emmy lectured also more about “cabinets of curiosities”. These cabinets were created by merchants, the nobility and the clergy at the beginning of the 17th century. Various extraordinary exhibits such as mussels, minerals and animal preparations were exhibited. more

Chewing Gum by Stefan Christian Hoja

Dutch Design Week 2016

In 1998, the “Sandberg Institute” in Amsterdam launched a video experiment that allowed students to create a movie of exactly one minute. Starting with this experiment the “The One Minutes Foundation” was founded. Until today, the foundation’s archive has grown with over 10,000 movies. more