Projects in Transnational Design

Design projets are exceedingly collaborative and more often than not, take place in different places at once by people with radically varied backgrounds.

Screen-based tools at a casual level seem "easy", but creating a successful collaboration over great cultural and physical distance is difficult, requiring large amounts of planning and experimentation.

Projects in Transnational Design is a five-year collaboration between the Master's programs at Pratt Institute in New York City and AKV St. Joost in the Netherlands.

Directed by Tom Klinkowstein and Miriam Bestebreurte, Projects in Transnational Design creates a networked, shared ethos by using the principles (among others) of Martin Buber's, "Ich und Du" (I and Thou), to produce speculative design investigations.


"What-if" scenarios and demographic profiles of future clients, especially as pertains to financial resources and transactions in the 2020's.

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The Universe Emerges from Information

Exhibition and lecture on the future of design and values at Studio-X, Istanbul (with the support of Columbia University).

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Horizon Projects

Workshops across 12 countries visualizing new services, products and consequences arising out of future hypothetical conditions.

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Created branding and organizational strategy, designed visual identity, website, iPhone application and hired development and blogging staff.

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Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Boston Consulting Group

Brooklyn Union Gas Company

Cap Gemini / Ernst & Young

Carbone Smolan

CBS Marketwatch

Conde Nast



Crestar Bank / SunTrust

Dechert Price & Rhodes

Ellen Sideri Partnership

Ford Foundation

Global Brands Group

Goldman Sachs

Harper Collins

Hearst (Ives)

Hewlett Packard

Hyper Island



Interpublic Group




Jazz at Lincoln Center

KLM (Fronteer Strategy)

Lijnbaan Art Center, Rotterdam

Maverick Capital

Morgan Stanley

News Corp



Nvest Funds

Philips (Fronteer Strategy)


Taiwan Ministry of Education

TapIt Water

The Public Theater

Time Warner

Total Design, Amsterdam




Lectures & Workshops

Art Institute of Chicago

Asagaya Art School, Tokyo, Japan

Bremen Innovations Agentur,
Bremen, Germany

CEDAC, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

China Bridge International,
Shanghai, China

City Art Institute, Sydney, Australia

Cooper Hewitt National Museum of
Design, New York City

Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark

Deutscher Multimedia Kongress,
Stuttgart, Germany

Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Rotterdam,
The Netherlands

Doors of Perception, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Drawing Center, New York City

Financial Securities Industry
Association, New York City

Indian Institute of Technology,
Mumbai, India

Kolding Design School. Kolding, Denmark

Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey

Magazine Publishers Association,
New York City

McLuhan Program in Culture and
Technology, Toronto, Canada

Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore

National College of Art and Design,
Dublin, Ireland

Prix Italia, Bologna, Italy

Razorfish, New York City

Rietveld Academy of Art, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Royal College of Design and Architecture,
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rubin Museum of Art, New York City

Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Teeside University, Middlesbrough, U.K.

Tongi University, Shanghai, China

University of East London, London, U.K.

UNITAR (United Nations), Bilbao, Spain

Vallekilde Folkehøjskole Design

Virtueel Platform, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Warsaw Art Academy, Warsaw, Poland

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie,
Karlsruhe, Germany

Exhibitions & Awards

AIGA National Design Center Gallery, New York City

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Art et Communication, Paris, France

ArtMedia, Salerno, Italy

Australian Video Festival, Sydney, Australia

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

DesignCenter Winkelhaak, Antwerp, Belgium

Drawing Center, New York City

Dutch National Contemporary Art Archive

École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Festival Arte Elettronica, Camerino, Italy

Festival et Forum International, Locarno, Switzerland

Garanti Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

IBM Gallery, New York City

La Mamelle, San Francisco

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam,                The Netherlands

Mediterranean Biennale, Athens, Greece

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Rosario City, Argentina

Museum of Modern Art, New York

MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Cambridge, MA

Scottish International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Singapore International Design Festival

Studio-X (Columbia University), Istabul, Turkey

TechnoCulture, Inverness, Scotland

The Museum at FIT, New York City

Un Estetica per i Media, Rome, Italy

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Video Art Festival de Locarno, Locarno, Switzerland

Web Marketi

Zonnehof Museum, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Best Investment Website, Web Marketing Association

(Three), Communicator Awards of Distinction

(Four), Communicator Awards of Excellence

Invision Award

Outstanding Achievement Award, Web Marketing Association

(Two), Outstanding Website Awards, Web Marketing Association

(Three), Standard of Excellence Awards, Web Marketing Association

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