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Welcome dear reader,

"No Guts, No Glory"; the last of the DOTS themes, which was all about creatives with guts. Guts to let go of the old and the familiar, in search of new roads and amazement. Thanks to that same power, we started DOTS three years ago – full of guts and passion. It was a challenging adventure that showed us the most inspiring creatives with the best stories – Now available in the DOTS Archive below this letter. Thanks to the dedication of many professionals, we were able to build a platform that I look back on with a sense of pride. Thanks guys!

However, after having worked on DOTS with joy for 3 years, I have decided that I can no longer justify putting any more time, money and energy into its development. DOTS will remain online and I would like to invite you to dive into the archives and be inspired by the personal stories behind today's creative geniuses. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. And for all other up-to-the-minute news, I would like to direct you to www.studiolocomoco.com.

Thanks to all of DOTS’ readers and loving friends for your support! Without you, DOTS would never have come this far and I really do appreciate it. Thanks!

See you soon!

Love,

Shevia Limmen
Founder & curator of DOTS

Every exit is an entry somewhere else – Tom Stoppard


Special thanks goes out to:

Nanda de Block – Partner in crime
Bas Meulendijks - Brr Brr
Rene van Houwelingen – Brr Brr
Wouter Neuteboom – Slashforward
Caitlan Kennedy – Translator
Sonja Herpers – Kapitein Tekst
Titus Gorrissen Appel

God of Happiness with Stefan Sagmeister

God of Happiness with Stefan Sagmeister

He is the god of Happiness! And we had the honor of asking Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister 10 questions about his search for happiness. It doesn’t have to be complicated, all you need is a little guts!

27 June 2015 / No guts no glory / 1

Long live experimentation! 10Q @ Dvein

Long live experimentation! 10Q @ Dvein

With their project ‘Magma’ (2013) Dvein, a groundbreaking studio in Barcelona. still got us hypnotized. Creative directors Teo Guillem and Carlos Pardo share their ideas about pushing the limits of live action and CGI storytelling, experimenting, and thinking outside the box.

19 June 2015 / Breaking down boundaries / 1

On dreaming and the intelligent overlap

On dreaming and the intelligent overlap

We, girls, imagined becoming ballerinas and you, boys, were dreaming of saving the world. Well, with minor differences from case to case. But ain’t I right? Today we are asked to create the future. The world is changing and ironically enough, we actually need to get back to dreaming.

13 June 2015 / Change the plot / 0

No Future For Architecture

No Future For Architecture

French architect Stephane Malka knows how to rediscover the value of lost things. With his project, The Green Machine (2014 ), he found a solution for the “greening” of the desert. It’s a mobile oasis.

28 May 2015 / No guts no glory / 0

Stories

God of Happiness with Stefan Sagmeister

God of Happiness with Stefan Sagmeister

He is the god of Happiness! And we had the honor of asking Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister 10 questions about his search for happiness. It doesn’t have to be complicated, all you need is a little guts!

27 June 2015

Long live experimentation! 10Q @ Dvein

Long live experimentation! 10Q @ Dvein

With their project ‘Magma’ (2013) Dvein, a groundbreaking studio in Barcelona. still got us hypnotized. Creative directors Teo Guillem and Carlos Pardo share their ideas about pushing the limits of live action and CGI storytelling, experimenting, and thinking outside the box.

19 June 2015

On dreaming and the intelligent overlap

On dreaming and the intelligent overlap

We, girls, imagined becoming ballerinas and you, boys, were dreaming of saving the world. Well, with minor differences from case to case. But ain’t I right? Today we are asked to create the future. The world is changing and ironically enough, we actually need to get back to dreaming.

13 June 2015

Guardian of Tradition

Guardian of Tradition

It is like you have stepped into the inside of a very creative machine, or perhaps inside the minds of Brussels, Belgium, based artists Yannick Jacquet and Frederic Penelle. Discover their new installation Mécanique Discursives here…

3 June 2015

No Future For Architecture

No Future For Architecture

French architect Stephane Malka knows how to rediscover the value of lost things. With his project, The Green Machine (2014 ), he found a solution for the “greening” of the desert. It’s a mobile oasis.

28 May 2015

Stuck in your eyes 10 Questions at Elliot Woods

Stuck in your eyes 10 Questions at Elliot Woods

When we encountered the Light Barrier installation by Kimchi and Chips at STRP Biennale earlier this year, we were hypnotized by the effect. Together, Elliot and Mimi create projects that draw new types of imagery in space.

22 May 2015

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Nathalie Bachand guides you along Montreál’s innovators at Eastern Bloc, SAT, Perte de Signal and Projet EVA.

5 February 2015 by Nathalie Bachand
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