To Kiss or not to Kiss is a project that reinterprets the “Dutch Kissing Couple” in its Delft Blue version into 10 new souvenir kissing couples from different cultural backgrounds. The “Delfts Blauw Kussend Paartje” is one of the most iconic images used in the souvenir market in the Netherlands. According to the 2014 population report from the CBS, around 3.600.000 immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) live in the Netherlands. This is 21% of the total Dutch population, who are mainly living in the cities, which also host most visitors (Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam). Like in other European cities this cultural diversity adds a lot of value to the city landscapes, but is not always reflected in them. This project explores how this value could be communicated through a souvenir product.

Follow the development process of this project in www.tokissornottokiss.com

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Prototype of first " New kissing couple " - China
Photo- Jonne Verhoog
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To Kiss or Not To Kiss?
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Co-Creation Sessions at the Innovation Playground- The Hague University of Applied Sciences
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Co-Creation Sessions at the Innovation Playground- The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Photo- Jonne Verhoog
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Concept models made from hard clay