Ward Goes (August 20, 1990) is an independent designer, researcher and writer, trained in design and cultural anthropology. He is based in Paris and Amsterdam, working on a freelance-basis on commissioned projects while also developing his independent research projects.
In his work he focusses on news, public debate and visual culture. His projects call into question how design is part of sustained social and cultural systems, and how it can be used to challenge established visual orders. After gaining work experience at Studio Dumbar and Based Design, he works independently since 2012, while at times tutoring at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
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06-2013 → Present
Design, research and writing. Working on both commissioned and self-initiated projects for commercial and cultural clients. Paris, France.
02-2016 → 01-2018
Tutor/Mentor at Open Lab department at Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
07-2013 → 08-2013
Internship at Base Design. Brussels, Belgium.
02-2013 → 05-2013
Internship at Studio Dumbar. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
10-2012 → 02-2013
Graphic Designer at Müller van Tol. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
09-2014 → 07-2016
Master of Science (Cum Laude). University of Utrecht, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
09-2015 → 01-2016
Minor in Sociology of migration. University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
09-2009 → 12-2013
Bachelor of Design (Cum Laude). Design Academy Eindhoven, Man and Communication, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
09-2002 → 07-2009
VWO Atheneum Physics and Engineering. SG Lelystad, Lelystad, The Netherlands.
Artist Residencies & Grants
05 - 2017
Arc artist residence, Romain Môtier, Switzerland. Artist in Residence. Re-invent the Party,
02 - 2018
Arc artist residence, Romain Môtier, Switzerland. Artist in Residence. In and Out of Europe.
Keep an Eye Design Talent Award (Nomination). Keep an Eye Foundation.
Domestic Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research project News for Eternity. Doha, Qatar.
Domestic Affairs at Passagen 2015. Research projects News for Eternity and The Spectacular Times. Cologne, Germany.
Graduation Show at Design Academy Eindhoven. Research projects News for Eternity and The Spectacular Times. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Sense Nonsense at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Self Unself at Salone del Mobile. Research projects News for Eternity and The Spectacular Times. Milano, Italy.
Arte-Utíl at vanAbbemuseum. Research project News for Eternity. Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Focus on Craft at Design Huis. Crafts and Community, Empowerment through the Act of Making. Eindhoven, The Netherlands