Roel Klaassen

Roel Klaassen is Programme Manager at Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion. Roel is a design enthusiast with an academic background in design, psychology and strategic management. At present he’s working on the People’s Republic of Design programme, a Premsela initiative that aims to stimulate the development of an open design culture.

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Renny Ramakers talks about Droog’s latest project Downloadable Design, about making money, designing for the masses, the development of the design profession, and Droog Design’s recent experiments and research in sustainability, local production, co-creation, upcycling and collective revitalization of the … Continue reading

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Preface / Bas van Abel, Lucas Evers & Roel Klaassen

Open design existed before the publication of this book, of course. At the end of the last century, it was defined as design whose makers allowed its free distribution and documentation and permitted modifications and derivations of it. More than … Continue reading

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