Diary of a trip to Amsterdam

European trip made by the Master of Communication Design Labs 2018

As you would expect from a city with a reputation as a design capital, Amsterdam has been an inspiring destination for students of the Master of Communication Design Labs. Whether it is art, furniture, fashion or architecture, Dutch design is recognised worldwide.

A trip to the capital of the Netherlands, where design and innovation have turned it into an unforgettable experience. An opportunity to discover the latest trends, grow professionally and expand their network by making contact with various artists and renowned professionals in the sector.

An itinerary linked to the contents of the course that includes workshops, lectures, meetings with genuine design gurus and visits to major studios. Without forgetting the many museums of the Dutch capital, its characteristic concept shops and strolls along its 17th-century canals.


Photo Credits: Magdalena Anna Puchalska y Isabel Maldonado Fajardo



Institute of Network Cultures

Founded in 2004 by Geert Lovink, a key focus of the institute is the establishment of sustainable research networks. Students had the opportunity to come into contact with emerging critical issues identified by the explosive combination of researchers, artists, activists, programmers, designers, students and teachers at INC.

Granny’s Finest

Granny’s Finest is a brand of handmade accessories produced by senior citizens; a brand concept that emerged as an initiative to prevent loneliness amongst senior citizens.  The brand organises weekly knitting clubs where its products are born, a cup of coffee is enjoyed and senior citizens can practice their hobbies and create new friendships.

Studio Dumbar

Studio Dumbar is an international agency that is a benchmark in designing strategy, visual identity and communication. A studio located in Rotterdam where brands are created from strategy to reality, with a pure, simple and powerful style.


Mediamatic is an institution dedicated to new developments in the arts and technology since 1983. A centre offering lectures, workshops and art projects, focusing on nature, biotechnology and the merger of art+science in a strong international network.

Studio Joost Grootens

Studio Joost Grootens is a studio specialising in book design and the new role of the designer as an intermediary between editors and readers. As designers, in addition to developing appropriate formats that justify the production of printed material, they generate digital information environments, maps and typefaces.


KesselsKramer is an independent communication agency established in 1996 which now has offices in Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles. Its work is characterised by content that is human and risk-taking and which drives business, builds loyal communities and reshapes mindsets.

De Designpolitie

De Designpolitie is an Amsterdam-based creative agency focusing on the design and strategy of visual communication, design projects and events.  Its formula for creating effective messages is the combination of simplicity, boldness, fresh thinking and wit.


Studio4ons is an innovative independent design studio concept where designers share a working space while developing their own projects.


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