Dutch Education – Budget Cuts

1st Prize-winning mega-hit Budget Cuts by hyper-realistic band Dutch Education is not only a data visualization but performative design act. Designer becomes part of the design and stages the message and various infographics.

We received special access to the financial data for Dutch governmental spendings and income for 2014-2017. The task was to carry out extensive research and re-contextualize the information, statistics and figures from the Miljoenennota (Dutch budget plans) resulting in exhibition What’s inside the koffer?.

“In current times our world economy is ruled by capitalistic excess, unpredictable markets, and people-induced crisis. Dutch education, specifically in the arts, is facing sharp budget cuts affecting the cultural producers of tomorrow,” is written in the curatorial text by Foundland and Mind Design.

concept, lyric, choreography: Tereza Ruller
design, dop: The Rodina
music: Ventolin
sound mastering: Moimir Papalescu
sound recording: studio Ovoce

commissioned by: Dutch Ministry of Finance
consulted with: Found Land and Mind Design

awarded by Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance / exhibited at the Ministry of Finance, Den Haag, Netherlands / music video was done within the context of Graphic Design class at the Royal Academy of Art, Den Haag


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