Identity + Campaign

Receiving a residence permit as a refugee in Europe has never been more challenging. Refugees whose asylum requests are rejected (while their home country is not safe enough to return to) live without the right to work and have no access to social housing or social security.
    The We Are Here Football Club is an initiative by and for people who are experiencing this in The Netherlands. Through the game of football, they have established a supportive community.
    This project is a collaborative effort to bring the We Are Here FC into the public attention. By appropriating the image language of football culture, it gives the team members recognition as football players.

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This project gradually grows as collaboration between We Are Here FC players, Annette Kouwenhoven, Katarína Gališinová, and  Menno de Bruijn.

We Are Here FC: Playing to be recognized.

We Are Here FC

Exhibition Nutshuis
Katarína Gališinová

First part of the project and collaboration with Katarína Gališinová

Katarína Gališinová (1992, Slovakia), an engaged storyteller, reached out to collaborate on her upcoming exhibition, focussing on the heroes of We Are Here FC. It’s an unique football team formed by undocumented migrants 'living' in the Netherlands. Together we’ve made football cards for the team. As the society pushes them away without giving them recognition as citizens, these cards can give them recognition as footballers and contribute to raise awareness about their movement.

Exhibited in the group exhibition ‘The Flipside’ in Het Nutshuis.
We Are Here FC

We make big, bold and beautiful work varying from visual identities to communication design, from online to offline.

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Birth Defect — It’s Nice That
A Lesson in Not Overthinking and Designing with Humor from Lennarts & de BruijnEye on Design AIGA
People of Print – People of Print
RIP Mondriaan – NRC Handelsblad Newspaper
RIP Mondriaan – NRC Handelsblad
RIP Mondriaan – Den Haag TV
RIP Mondriaan – Vice Creators NL
RIP Mondriaan – Vormplatform
Started and became members of .zip

Instagram uitleen – Vormplatform. (NL)
Wat nu, Koetsier?
Money, Politics and Bananas – JOIA Magazine #45
It's Nice That
Dutch Designers Magazine DUDE – BNO
'Instagram uitleen' – Vormplatform (NL)
'Chaumont Design Graphique'  – Chaumont. (FR)
Teaching Graphic Design, preparation year Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag.

Festival Designkwartier 2018 Wat nu, Koetsier?! 
EKKO Utrecht – Hip Hop mural
EKKO Utrecht, HipHop stills videoclip Lit
We Are Here FC – Nutshuis
Stroom Opzicht – Stroom Den Haag
Aftrap #4 –  ARTrium: Money, Politics and Bananas
All Hands on Deck, Graphic Design Festival Breda(NL)
Graduation Show Royal Academy Of Arts – Den Haag (NL)
Beeldmakers #1 – Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Carte Blanche Eddie the Eagle – tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. (NL)
Chaumont Design Graphique  – Chaumont. (FR)
Ha-Ha-Hapiness – Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)
Whats Inside The Koffer? – Ministry Of Finance, Den Haag. (NL)
‘Nature’ – Royal Academy Of Arts, Den Haag. (NL)
‘Typographical Karaoke’ – Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)