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MY TEXTILE TRIP TO YAMANASHI, JAPAN


I consider myself a Japanophile. In 2018 I visited Japan for the first time after years of anticipation. I had finally found the perfect travel companion in my boyfriend - who is just as positively obsessed with Japan as I am - since I’m not one to travel solo, unless it’s for work purposes. In the first week we arrived we already agreed that after this trip we would come back to Japan as soon as we could. And this year we made it back, in March, right in the middle of the global COVID-19 outbreak. We hesitated for a long time if we should travel at all, but the situation in Japan seemed fairly mild and under control, except for big events and most museums everything was still in operation. At the same time the situation in Europe was getting worse, so we felt it might be even better to escape to Japan than to stay in The Netherlands, where we might go under lockdown, which had just happened in Italy.

KUKKA AT DEZEEN'S FIRST VIRTUAL DESIGN FESTIVAL


Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020. With much of the world in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the global architecture and design community is facing unprecedented challenges. Virtual Design Festival is a platform exploring alternative ways of sharing design, helping others, coming together as a global community and doing business.

NOBODY: A FASHION PHOTO SERIES AMIDST COVID-19


Nobody - is a photo series inspired by the Rotterdam street scene at the time of the corona crisis. A time when the city comes to a standstill, social interaction is replaced by distance and empty streets. The absence of man is embodied by only showing the garment in the serene, quiet streets.