For three years, the Peace Security and Development Network, a collaboration of the Clingendael Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has researched fragile states. To conclude the study period, a conference was organized for all partners in this knowledge network. Ruigwerk designed the setting of the entire program.
On a world map set on the floor, all fields of research are represented. Visitirs were able to walk through the different topic’s. For example, ‘Gender and Conflict’ is set in Congo, Disarment Demobilisation and Reintegration in Colombia and Multi Steak Holder Processes in Afghanistan. Abstract core concepts, such as state capacity and security community, are translated into illustrative icons. These icons were then placed on the world map so that the congress visitor could see at a glance which research themes are related to the different geographical locations.
The lunch was, just like the research fields, placed on the world map in their natural habitats, such as coffee and chocolate cake from and in South America and a chickpea salad in the Palestinian territories.