The Climate Breakdown
How does climate change relate to you?

For the Climate Breakdown we worked with SPACE10 on research into the societal, environmental and technological shifts likely to influence the everyday life of people, especially to better understand the impact of the climate crisis on climate migration, how it affects people and their life at home — and what we can do about it.

Climate Crisis
The climate crisis is happening now and it is happening because of us. As we use more resources, we are harming the environment by releasing gases into the atmosphere and making it hot — known as the Greenhouse Effect. As this happens, the balance in the atmosphere is disrupted, causing the average global temperature to change with devastating effects. 

The changes we have already seen have drastic consequences, including more severe floods, hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts. These are known as climate stressors — factors that add a layer of strain on people’s livelihoods. We are running out of time to change the rules, to change how we live our everyday lives, so that we can save the planet and the people who live here.

Impacts on People
People experience the climate crisis in a range of ways, from worsening poverty and making areas unlivable to unreliable access to power and water. 

While the climate crisis affects or will affect all of our everyday lives, it affects us differently. Pre-existing inequalities mean that some people are better able  to adapt than others. 

Where one family might have the luxury of packing all of their belongings and moving away from extreme weather events before they become extreme, another family might have no choice but to wait

‘The consequences of climate change further highlight how, if well governed, migration is inevitable, necessary and even desirable.’ — William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General (2014)

The Climate Breakdown web platform

What makes a home?
There are roughly 1.6 billion homes around the world. But what happens to the home when you are forced to move? What makes a home?

Whatever home might be for you, it has an important place in your life. It facilitates your way of living, contributes to your unique idea of space, and is there by your side throughout all different stages of life — the planned and the unexpected.

The Climate Breakdown web platform engages a global audience to make the connection between You/Me/We to our homes, and how it all ties into the bigger picture in the face of the global crisis and its stressors. It is a tool to better explain and understand global patterns of migration, while remaining optimistic about taking action and becoming more aware of our individual roles and shared responsibility. Leaving us all with more insight and understanding on the global situation, with an idea how it affects us personally, and how we can partake in aiding to a better outcome.

Functionality of the Climate Breakdown web platform

Climate stressors
A key concept we developed for the Climate Breakdown is the concept of what we refer to as Climate Stressors, which we define as pressures or dynamics that impact or compromise the ecosystem at various scales, and can have local to global effects. 

The interface combines these stressors in its visualisation of the impact, and they can both be explored individually as well as in their aggregated dimension. 

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RNDR is a design studio for interactive media that develops ‘tools’ that are only finished by how they are used.

To achieve this, we develop processes, create structures, design visualisations, code programs, and create interactions. The end result can manifest itself across different media, ranging from interactive installations, data visualisations, generative identities, prints and everything in between – often real-time. We are triggered by how information and technology transforms networks, cultures, societies, relationships, behaviours, and interactions between people. Our work explores and engages with hybrid space as it embraces both digital and physical realms.

RNDR was founded in 2017 in The Hague, (NL). Its main members have years of experience as partners, computer scientists, designers, art directors and developers at LUST and LUSTlab.

One of our core projects, and basis for most of our projects, is OPENRNDR, an open source framework for creative coding –written in Kotlin for the JVM– with over 13 years of development. OPENRNDR simplifies writing real-time audio-visual interactive software. OPENRNDR is fundamental for the capacity of RNDR as a studio, as it allows us to realize complex interactive works. OPENRNDR was awarded the Dutch Design Award 2019

Fields of work
Interactive design (ui/ux), data visualisation, information systems, software tools, interactive installations, media architecture, immersive experiences, interface design, visual identities, generative video, creative coding, exhibition design, graphic design systems, hybrid spaces and platforms, machine learning and artificial intelligence (ai), code and design workshops.

Jeroen Barendse (NL), partner. Design and art direction. Former partner of LUST and LUSTlab. Awarded BNO Piet Zwart Oeuvre Prize 2017
Edwin Jakobs (NL), partner. Computer scientist, creative coder and visual artist. Creator of OPENRNDR
Boyd Rotgans (NL), partner. Creative coder & interaction designer
Viola Bernacchi (IT). Design & data visualisation
Els van Dijk (NL), office manager
Marco Dell'Abate (IT), Royal Academy for the Arts, The Hague, Creative coder, 2023
Previously at RNDR
Thomas McElmeel (US), College for Creative Studies, Detroit, intern, 2023
Marco Dell'Abate (IT), Royal Academy for the Arts, The Hague, intern, 2021
Rein van der Woerd (NL), Data Art Technology Arnhem, Artez, intern, 2021
Derrek Chow (CA), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, intern, 2021
Jon Packles (USA), Parsons School of Design | The New School, intern and freelance, 2021
Jasper Kamphuis (NL), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, intern, 2020
Ferdinand Sorg (DE), Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, intern , 2020
Jaekook Han (KR), Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYC, intern
Gábor Kerekes (HU), developer
Amir Houieh (IR), developer
Łukasz Gula (PL), Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, intern
Noemi Biro (RO), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, intern
Selection of exhibitions
Oracle unfolded @Highlight Delft Festival, 2023
Perpetual Beta; Encounters in open space, The Grey Space, The Hague, 2021
Open Highway, Raum, Utrecht, 2018
Typojanchi Typography Biennale Seoul, main exhibitor (as LUST), 2017
Cartographies of Rest, interactive installation at Mile End Art Pavilion in London (as LUST), 2016
Hyperlocator, What’s next, Future Tomorrow, 38CC Delft (as LUST), 2016
Type/Dynamics exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (as LUST), 2014
Selection of lectures
Creative Coding With Kotlin and OPENRNDR, online presentation for Jetbrains, 2023
Cloud Salon presentation at Parsons Design & Technology, New York
Experimental Data Visualization for Master of Arts in Interaction Design, SUPSI, Mendrisio, 2022
Lecture Information Design masters. Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021
Talk for Graphic Days Turin, Eyes on the Netherlands (IT), 2021
Lecture for TAAALKS conference, Munich, 2020
Presentation at GitHub Satellite, 2020
Lecture at Britisch Library for Central Saint Martins' Form, Reform, Perform: futures of writing, 2019
MiXit conference, Lyon, 2019
Google Span conference, presentation and demo, Helsinki, 2018
JFuture conference, Minsk, 2018
Creative Coding Utrecht, Launch of OPENRNDR, 2018
Selection of workshops
Workshop OPENRNDR for Graphic Days, Turin (IT), 2021
OPENRDNR workshop for Digital Society School, Amsterdam, 2020
Weeklong workshop OPENRNDR @Politecnico di Milano, 2020
OPENRNDR x Machine Learning workshop @ KABK during Tech Week, 2020
Two week OPENRNDR workshop at Tumo, Armenia, 2019
Workshop OPENRNDR at Artez Interaction Design, Arnhem, 2019
Processing Community Day 2019, CCU and Sensorlab, Utrecht, 2019
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Techweek, The Hague, 2019
Utrecht School for the Arts (HKU), OPENRNDR workshop, 2018
La Scuola Open Source, 1-week workshop, Bari, Italy, 2018
Two-week workshop at TUMO foundation, Yerevan, Armenia, 2019
OPENRNDR x Machine learning workshop @SUPSI, Mendrisio, CH, 2022
Information Design, Master program Geo Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2023
Creative coding, Master Non-linear Narrative, KABK, The Hague, 2023
Interaction Design, Design Art Technology Arnhem, Artez, 2008
Generative Design, Bachelor Man and Communication, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2019



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We are mostly looking for interns that have a background in interactive design. Some experience in coding is preferred.

Open source framework for creative coding that simplifies writing real-time interactive software