Dion Soethoudt & stranger with dogs

Dion Soethoudt, a conceptual designer.

Being neither white nor black, his mixed cultural and physical identity is inescapably prominent in his life. It has shaped an unique and deviant way of thinking and designing, which often results in humour and challenges the status quo. This is the core of who he is and it is the core value of his work.

Just as a tickle provokes an extreme but light sense of pain, humour can act as an extreme and light agent to push boundaries, shape new norms, and transfer controversial thoughts and ideas.

He collects subconscious human behaviours and translate those formative moments into visual narratives. He works through multi-disciplinary design methods, such as illustration, 3D prototyping, installations and product design, conceptual design, speculative research and visual translations.

Through design, he dares to confront our collective frictions and tickle our most vulnerable fears.

ビジュアルコミニケーションデザイナー Dion Soethoudt。私のアイデアは諸分野の学問的デザインへと変換され、人間の潜在意識の行動を描き出す

私のデザインの中核をなすのは、物語の意味、そしてどのようにシリアスなトピックを視覚的に変換させ、それをある形を持った瞬間として創作するかということ。

白人でも黒人でもないという、生まれもった文化的にも肉体的にも目立った複合的なアイデンティティ。それによって、私は社会から逸脱した得意な場所を選ばざるをえなかったし、それは私自身の考え方やデザイン手段を根本的に形づくってきた。

それにより私の作品は度々ユーモアを伴い、ユーモアが社会の基準からは逸脱した行為であるように、私たちの思考に挑戦をするのだ。

Dion Soethoudt info@studiosoethoudt.com
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
CC: 66557186
© 2020, www.studiosoethoudt.com, All Rights Reserved.

CVof Dion Soethoudt

Educations:

Design Academy Eindhoven - www.designacademy.nl
Graduated 2016, BA of arts - Communication
Eindhoven, NL

Design Academy Eindhoven is an interdisciplinary educational institute for art, architecture and design in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Sint Lucas - www.sintlucas.nl
Graduated 2010, Interactive media design
Eindhoven, NL

SintLucas is a school with a wide range of creative technical programs.

Experiences:
https://soetshop.com

Soet Shop - Online design shop - www.soetshop.com
2020
Online

Soet Shop an online platform where the works of Studio Soethoudt including it's interns are offered.

https://drivingdutchdesign.nl

Masterclass, Driving Dutch Design 2020 - www.drivingdutchdesign.nl
2020, January - October
Amsterdam, NL

Studio Soethoudt is selected as one of the lucky few to participate in the 2020 Driving Dutch Design business masterclass program! Initiated by ABN AMRO , BNO, and the Dutch Design Foundation.

http://www.weareplaygrounds.nl

Hosting, Panic Room 21ST PANNIVER-SARY EDITION - www.thepanics.com
2019, 20 November
Amsterdam, NL

The legendary PANIC ROOM. It began in 2009 bringing the Amsterdam creative crowd together. It’s not about the sell and you can’t buy your way in. It’s about sharing positivity to make us better. The Panics invite some of the best directors, photographers, artists, musicians and random creative folk they admire from around the globe to come and share what’s making them tick at the moment. The PANIC ROOM is a bi-annual event here in Amsterdam with international editions including Mexico City and Prague.

http://www.worthproject.eu

WORTH partnership project - www.worthproject.eu
2019, March, Winner design competition.
Valencia, SP

Project 'Fugazi Fugazi' got shortlisted for the WORTH partnership program in Valencia, Spain. On the 2nd of March 2019 I was invited to present the project for the final assessment round to the renowned judges. In the end it passed the evaluation and was awarded with the funding and project development coaching program.

http://www.weareplaygrounds.nl

House of Panic - collective - www.thepanics.com
2019, The House Of Panic is The Panics label for collaborations.
Amsterdam, NL

As a freelance director, designer, host I am part of the House of Panics. A The Panics collective of friends from various disciplines to develop, create and share projects across multiple platforms. Dipping our fingers indifferent pots and exploring new ways of co-creation.

http://www.weareplaygrounds.nl

Playgrounds NEXT - www.weareplaygrounds.nl
2018 + 2019, Talent development program awardee.
Brabant, NL

NEXT is a new tailor sized program intending to further local talent in tight collaboration with the industry, creative and educational field. The program supports local talents by using all means and individual guidance and coaching.

http://www.ongoing.jp

Art Center Ongoing - www.ongoing.jp
2018, April + May, residency + exhibition.
Tokyo, JP

Invited to partake in a two month art/design residency at the renowned Art Center Ongoing. Closing the residency with a week long exhibition, presenting the project "Temporary logic”.

http://www.designacademy.nl

Design Academy Eindhoven - www.designacademy.nl
2017, October, DAE graduation show Coordinator: entrance and box office
Eindhoven, NL
Reference: Caroline Wierckx +31 6 23297671

I coordinated the ticketing and admission of the graduation show entrance together with ±100 student employees. During the Dutch Design Week 2017, 50.000 visitors entered the Design Academy.

http://www.tudelft.nl/en/

Technical University Delft - www.tudelft.nl
2017, July, Tutor for Masters Course Visual Communication Design TU
Technical University Delft, NL
Invited by Prof. C. van Middelkoop, MFA Chair of Visual Communication Design

PICTORIAL SPACE: "What I need from you are your eyes, your way of thinking and your ability to express your thoughts in a communicative and constructive way. And contribute in guiding the projects of the TU Delft students." - C. van Middelkoop

http://www.tudelft.nl/en/

Technical University Delft - www.tudelft.nl
2017, June, Tutor for Masters Course Visual Communication Design TU
Technical University Delft, NL
Invited by Prof. C. van Middelkoop, MFA Chair of Visual Communication Design

POST-POSTFOLIO: The aim of this workshop will be to show the importance of having a voice of your own and how you can best prepare for the way(s) in which this voice might change over time, depending on the context in which you present yourself.

vilnius-action

Vilnius Action
2017, 24th September – 1st October, Participation design workshop
Vilnius, LT

A team of young designers where invited to address important questions concerning the re-emergence of the synagogue on Gėlių street into the life of 21st-century Vilnius.

http://www.madelabs.it

MADE Labs - www.madelabs.it
2017, 24th - 31st July, Participation design workshop
Syracuse, IT

8 days of workshops and lectures, 24 exceptional guests. To discuss authenticity and cultural heritage at the intersection of design, architecture, art, craft and local tradition.

I participated the workshops of:
Guillermo Santoma - Vernacular tourism & Bethan Laura Wood - Through your eyes

http://www.kossmanndejong.nl

Business your design - www.kossmanndejong.nl
2016 + 2017, 8 classes
Eindhoven, NL

An annual workshop given by Ellen Schindler aimed at professionalising your design studio. I participat- ed this workshop annually for a complete, in-depth and personal guidance regarding Studio Soethoudt.

http://www.studiosoethoudt.com

Studio Soethoudt- www.studiosoethoudt.com
2016, July - present
Den Bosch, NL

Outset of independent Studio Soethoudt.

http://www.picodorefugio.com

Design Residency: Basalt & Cryptomeria
www.picodorefugio.com- www.vimeo.com/151586977
2015, January - February, 4 weeks
Soa Miguel - Azores island, PT

A four week Art Residency organized by Pico do Refúgio – Casas de Campo with the support from Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgada. The local project was focused to research the different properties of Basalt; visual features and the geological characteristics and Cryptomeria, a specific wood of Azores, which is very appropriate for humid environments.

http://www.ojeam.studio

Internship junior product designer: Studio Joao Abreu Valente - www.studio-jav.com - www.ojeam.studio
2014, 6 months
Lisbon, PT

A 6 month internship as an junios product designer, focussed on multiple materials, including ceramic earth-ware and basalt.

http://www.arquivo237.com

Leading lecture: Conversas XCI - www.arquivo237.com
2015, September
Lisbon, PT

I got invited by Arquivo 237 for the "Conversas Lisboa” — a series of weekly lectures to get to know and talk about each other’s projects.

http://www.studiosoethoudt.com/modeling

Modeling: various agencies - studiosoethoudt.com/modeling
2014 - present
Lisbon, PT

On occasians I do modeling work. I have been represented by various modeling agencies like Elite Lisbon and others.

stand-up

Stand-up comedy
2015 - present
NL

Sporadically I partake in stand-up comedy open-mic nights.

Exhibitions:
http://www.debouwput.com/past

Colour : Exists
www.debouwput.com
2020, 13-15 March
Amsterdam, NL
Project: To Yayoi Kusama, from Studio Soethoudt.

Three visual artists will showcase their work in a group exhibition transforming the white space of into a field of colour giving a kickstart to 2020 Spring!

http://www.oudstijl.nl

Oudstijl
www.oudstijl.nl
2020, January
Rotterdam, NL
Project: To Yayoi Kusama, from Studio Soethoudt.

As a warm welcome to Rotterdam, Oudstijl vintage furniture invited Dion to showcase some of his contemporary works. Located in the street Zwaanhals, one of the most popular streets of the North of Rotterdam.

http://www.ddw.nl

What A Time To Be Alive! - Dutch Design Week
www.ddw.nl
2019, 19-27 October
Eindhoven, NL
Project: I Like You And You Like I, chapter: 01, Personal Space.

The exhibition 'What A Time To Be Alive!' (#WATTBA) highlights positive change in an extraordinary world. As a platform for young talent, TAC offers its space to daring designers who celebrate diversity and commonalities, individuality and togetherness, sustainability and change.

http://www.ilyayli.com

I Like You And You Like I - Chapter: 01, Personal Space - www.ilyayli.com
2019, 19-27 October
Eindhoven, NL
Project: I Like You And You Like I, chapter: 01, Personal Space.

A performance where two autonomous entities spend seven days confined in a room of solitude. An autonomous robot, capable of exploring and defining its surroundings, and a 31 year old designer.

http://www.ddw.nl

If not now then when? - Dutch Design Week - www.ddw.nl
2019, 19-27 October
Eindhoven, NL
Project: I Like You And You Like I, chapter: 01, Personal Space.

TAC

What A Time To Be Alive! - www.ddw.nl
2019, 19-27 October
Eindhoven, NL

The exhibition 'What A Time To Be Alive!' (#WATTBA) highlights positive change in an extraordinary world. As a platform for young talent, TAC offers its space to daring designers who celebrate diversity and commonalities, individuality and togetherness, sustainability and change.

van-abbe

WE ARE NEXT - NEXT TALENTS EXPOSED, Cultuurnacht Breda
2019, 26 January
Breda, NL

During the exposition Dion oozes you with a brand new way to experience his work 'Stealing from myself'.

van-abbe

YOUNG ART NIGHT #11 - Van Abbemuseum
2018, 22nd September
Eindhoven, NL

Dion Soethoudt's project Sleeping Productivity was be displayed during the eleventh edition of the Young Art Night in the Van Abbemuseum, pops and cracks from the speakers, through the museum spaces into the city during the and weekend of Saturday September 22nd.

http://www.ongoing.jp

Art Center Ongoing - www.ongoing.jp
2018, May, exhibition.
Tokyo, JP

A week long exhibition presenting the project Temporary Logic.

vilnius-action

Vilnius Action
2017, 1st October
Vilnius, LT

In collabrotaion with designer Agne Kucerenkaite. Project: Boxing ring in the centre of the synagogue, on Gėlių street, Vilnius.

http://www.hoogtij.net

Hoogtij 51 Kunstnacht - www.hoogtij.net
2017, 1st December
Den Haag, NL
Project: Sketches, illustration de Correspondent.

A pop-up exhibition about visual images and experiments in media by de Correspondent, Sue das Lab.

http://www.ddw.nl

In Need of ... Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show - Dutch Design Week - www.ddw.nl
2016, October
Eindhoven, NL
Showcasing projects: Stealing from myself & Sleeping productivity.

http://www.yksi.nl

Yksi Expo Ducth Design Week 2016 - www.yksi.nl
2016, October
Eindhoven, NL
Project: Stealing from myself

http://www.kunstnachtdenbosch.nl

Kunstnacht Den Bosch - www.kunstnachtdenbosch.nl
2014, 1st September
Den Bosch, NL
Project: BANK/bank

A pop-up exhibition about visual images and experiments in media by de Correspondent, Sue das Lab.

http://www.yksi.nl

Yksi Expo - Istanbul - www.yksi.nl
2014, September
Eindhoven, NL
Project: Politically incorrect.

Publishings:
https://www.vpro.nl/speel~WO_VPRO_15704776~dion-soethoudt-de-toekomstbouwers-2019-extra~.html

De toekomstbouwers 2019 extra
www.vpro.nl/programmas/de-toekomstbouwers
Online - 2019, October - Eindhoven, NL

VPRO selection of Future Builders, during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Up-and-coming and high-profile design talents with ideas and solutions for the world of tomorrow. Who are these future builders? And how will their design also influence and change our daily lives?

http://www.decorrespondent.nl

Illustration article de Correspondent - www.decorrespondent.nl
Online - 2017, 2018 - Amsterdam, NL

Commisioned by de Correspondent to make editorial illustrations for the online article: 'Waarom de hele wereld erop vooruitgaat als jij decennia eerder met pensioen gaat.' & 'Denk in 2018 niet in goede voornemens, maar in dagelijkse rituelen.'

http://www.papiermagazine.squarespace.com

Papier Magazine #3 - www.papiermagazine.squarespace.com
Published work: N 31° 47’ 1.334”
Print - 2017, July - Paris, FR

The theme for the 3d issue is « Provocation ».

http://www.defusie.net

Het beeld - de Fusie - www.defusie.net
Online - 2017, March - Amsterdam, NL

The Dutch article, Bezeten door genieën, is an in depth article about methodology and process behind the project Stealing from myself.

http://www.vpro.nl

VPRO top 10 tips Dutch Design Week 2016 - www.vpro.nl
Online - 2017, March - Amsterdam, NL

Selected by Dutch Public Media-broadcaster VPRO as top 10 tips to must-see during the 2016 Dutch Design Week.

References:
www.rarefruitscouncil.com

Sietze Kalkwijk, Rare Fruits Council
sietze@kalkwijk.com
www.rarefruitscouncil.com
Rotterdam, NL

www.strangeattractors.com

Paulien Mandos, We Are Playgrounds
paulien@weareplaygrounds.com
www.weareplaygrounds.nl
Eindhoven, NL

www.strangeattractors.com

Prof. Catelijne van Middelkoop, Studio Strange Attractors
coordinator@strangeattractors.com
www.strangeattractors.com
Rotterdam, NL