Facing Spaces is a mobile research and design studio, run by myself, Steffen Maas (NL, 1973) and Maarten Verweij (NL, 1976). We offer international workshop programmes for students and design professionals. Exploring the role of graphic design in the public domain is key.


We reveal the true (hidden) identity of an urban area and its people (by visual research and clear graphic design products):
- Focus on design process
- Unique design and workshop method
- Bottom Up strategy (instead of Top Down by government or market)
- Local storytelling instead of global branding

Collaborations:
CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Art) Beijing [CN] 
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Hangzhou [CN] 
Fine Arts School of Hangzhou Normal University [CN] 
ShanXi Academy TaiYuen [CN]
 
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Univesidade de Lisboa [PT]