About the host Rik Verhalle
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every month he shares a tip.
This time Rik tips an old friend, namely Onomatopee. They previously made the move from downtown to Kanaalzone. However, their identity has remained the same.
Kanaalzone may still look a little grey at the moment, but the creative businesses are coloring the emerging part of the city. Since relocating the Graduation Show to the old Campina factory, there are a lot of eyes on the area. Rik explains that the Canal Zone is fully developing, attracting startups and designers, like designer duo Kiki & Joost.
It's been over a decennium (!) since Onomatopee started as a public space and publisher. It's a sustainable platform for artists: they aim for a new exhibition every six weeks. That's quite a lot if you ask us! Current themes such as feminism and the role of designers in society are common topics. A little tip from Rik, the exhibitions are free to visit. And don't forget about the parties and presentations. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't have an artistic background.
At Onomatopee, the art of publishing takes center stage. The beautifully designed editions can not only be found in Eindhoven but also at the MoMa in New York City. Onomatopee also gives workshops to Design Academy students. They've got some pretty cool things to their name, so make sure to check them out!