In the Mine Kafon project, we believe that if there is a discussion about a problem, then there will be a solution.

Recently, a short film directed by Callum Cooper was made. It gave an overview of the project and its origins.

After the movie was released on-line, the impact of Mine Kafon grew in a way that it helped to create global awareness about the landmine issue and as consequence, we got a lot of input from people.

This movie also helped to start new fields of research about landmines in different universities, and to raise curiosity in many TV-stations – AFP, Reuters, ZDF, CNN, Discovery Channel, NOS, RTL2, Colbert Show – and many more. Along with TV, we also got interviewed on national Radio. With this, millions of people received information about the landmines.

We are extremely honoured by the actions of supporters who have joined the discussions and even started their own campaign to help us to spread the word. This also proves that nowadays on-line community can have an enormous impact, becoming a global community.

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Massoud Mahmud Hassani Mine Kafon

Ardent film is a charitable trust that creates films that are of cultural or social significance. The trust openly involves and engages communities in a participatory role in the creation of both short and feature length films. For a further information info@ardentfilm.org

Lectures

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The Do Lectures, Wales 2014 ?

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TEDx The Hague Academic, 2014?

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Big Improvement Day, Amsterdam, 2014?

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Nugat, Kuwait, 2013 ?

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Asset, Tilburg 2014 ?

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Pecha-Kucha 20x20, Arnhem, 2014?

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40 Under 40, Amsterdam, 2013?

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TEDx Lecce, 2013?

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Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, 2013?

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Google Ideas, New York, 2013?

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PI Congress, Berlin 2013?

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Nederland Innoveert, Eindhoven 2013?

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TEDx Utrecht, 2013?

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Future is Stupid, Poland 2012?

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Milan Design Week, 2012?

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Beauty in the Making, London 2012?

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Desing For Impact, Belgium 2013?

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Design Indaba, Cape Town 2012?

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Fontys Hogeschool, Maastricht 2012?

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Design Huis, Eindhoven 2012?

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My Ways Dezeen, Milan 2011?

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Impact Festival, Utrecht 2011?

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Achter de Kan, ‘s Hertogenbosch 2011?

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Exhibitions

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Invention/Desing. Regards croisés. Musée des arts et métiers. Paris , France. 2015-2016?

The Musée des arts et métiers is a science and technology museum located in Paris. This exhibition is both organized by the museum and “Sismo”, a design agency co-founded by Antoine Fenoglio and Frédéric Lecourt.

This project will deal with design and inventions through the presentation of artworks and projects made by designers, scientifics… In France, designers’ work is commonly associated with aesthetics. The aim of the exhibition is to show that design is more than just making beautiful objects! We would like to show that design solves problem in a creative way and how designers see their roles in society.

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Hands Off: New dutch design at the confluence of technology & craft. Museum Craft Design, San Francisco. April - Oct 2015?

Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft promotes Dutch Design and its influence on the global future of contemporary art, craft and design, including architecture, e-culture, and fashion, among other disciplines.

Featured designers produce innovative works that challenge traditional notions of public space, sustainability, architecture, fashion, functional objects, marketing, and art utilizing technology that requires no ‘making’ by hand in the traditional sense. Hands Off  showcases the development of new materials, new ways to use old technologies, and new ways of looking at and interacting with the world.

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SAINT-ETIENNE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN BIENNIAL FROM 12 MARCH TO 12 APRIL 2015. Saint- Etienne, France.?

To avoid fatalism of all kinds and unrestrained gloom-mongering, it is time to let go of the certainties and models in which our world is steeped and reconnect with humanity and nature. «Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself» (Leon Tolstoy). Considering design as a language with an aesthetics endowed with meaning, a depository of a system that is at once mathematical and poetic, we have a duty to reconcile our gestures and our practices with our existence. We must improve the real world and evoke fictions of a renaissance. Hypervital is thus built on the analysis of a world in crisis, being shaken up by its own practices, its discoveries, its ideals and its failings.

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DEA China Schenzen 2013?

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Taiwan Design Museum, Taiwan?

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Mapping the Design World, Belgium?

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DDW Sectie C, Netherlands?

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Dutch Design week, Netherlands?

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Lodz Design Festival, Poland?

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Design Parade 7, France?

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Talents, Italy?

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Design of the Year, UK?

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Design Museum, Finland?

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Qubique, Germany?

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Spring Designhuis, Netherlands?

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Graduation Show, Netherlands?

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My Ways DAE, Italy?

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MoMA, New York?

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Google Ideas. New York 2013?

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MAK, Österrieichisches, Gegenwartskunst 2014?

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Notre Dame de Monts, France 2014?

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Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam 2014?

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Workshops

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Notre dame de montes, france - 2014?

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Mine Kafon toys - Sectie C?

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Mine Kafon Lamps - Sectie C?

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Nuqat - 2014?

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Upcoming Events

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Dutch Design Week 2015?

We are getting ready for the Dutch Desing Week 2015 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Save the date for the 14th edition of Dutch Design Week!
DDW 2015: 17 – 25 October.

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