Maxime Benvenuto is a designer specialised in research. He initiates sensitive observations with a strong knowledge in human sciences such as sociology, philosophy, psychology or anthropology. He filters and analyses information to understand how our society(ies) and culture(s) relate to the observed topics. He then develops projects conveying emotions through colours, materials, forms and text, with a specific care for details. Through his work lies the belief that design can better be shaped by content than by aesthetics only. You can find him at The Commune. Projects on the pictures : Picture #1 : The Lexicography of Nothing After realising a research for the region of Drenthe, it has appeared that its strongest potential was relying in it nothingness and emptiness. Based on this, a lexicon of nothing has been defined and materialised in order to use as a tool to create designs and conversations about how to develop that region. This project laid the base for the one in the second picture. Picture #2 : The Atmospherical Potential of Boredom This project is an architectural language tool for architects and urbanists to develop programs embedding tedium. Boredom being a key emotion to our daily life, it is deeply important to re-embed it in city planning and urban landscapes. Picture #3 : The Ministry of Humanism It was developed with the help of the United Nations and Gemeente Den Haag. It is a project that aims at re-embedding the values of the international community at the heart of their discussions. The Draft Bill of The Ministry of Humanism (here on picture) was elaborated with lawyers in order to define the aims, roles and engagements of the Ministry. Picture #4 : Exhibition "Visualising Peace & Justice", Museon, Den Haag. Exhibition design for the Museon in Den Haag around the theme of Peace & Justice. The exhibition took place there in 2016. In collaboration with Studio Bernhard Lenger.