Documentary Design is the headline of Christien Meindertsma's inaugural lecture as Affiliate Professor at Design School Kolding.
From early on in her career, Christien Meindertsma has made an international name for herself with her inquisitive and explorative approach to the world and the products that surround us. In 2009, she received an INDEX award for the project "Pig 05949", in which she systematically examined what each part of a pig is used for and in what products we, as consumers, encounter the pig.
Christien Meindertsma trained as a textile designer at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. She works in a cross field between materials, production, design and art, with a strong focus on sustainability and how we create and use products. She uses design, aesthetics and materials to clarify the complexity behind a product, which consumers are often unaware of or do not wish to become involved with.
Christien Meindertsma's work has been exhibited at MoMA, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the V&A in London, among others, and has won a number of awards.
The lecture is open to the public.