We are a design practice and publishing house. We imagine and speculate on past, present and future Funk. Synthesising culture through narratives, places and spaces. We develop stories as strategies for a more equitable and playful city. Catch us designing digital and physical spaces, mixed media storytelling platforms, researching novel design languages and systems that serve the Hood, its people and the sauce we produce. This website is an ongoing attempt to merge our portfolio site, publishing platform and a mapping project into one. And, since we grew up on blogs, we share dope shit by dope people from time to time. Our aim is to become the Wu-Tang Clan of design and publishing, so best to protect your neck.


Jan 19, 2020Shout Out - No. One - The Owl's Legacy

Shout-Out is a column whereby we share dope shit by dope people. In edition No.1 our Chief Communications Officer Furtado Melville shares out of his extensive mind map Chris Marker’s The Owl’s Legacy 1987 film on ancient Greece and its pillars that to this day define how we live our lives in the West. Or as he puts it:

Ancient Greece has nothing to do with modern Greece. — George Steiner

Jan 12, 2020The Bodega

In het kader van het Dutch Culture residentieprogramma van 2019 transformeerde Concrete Blossom een avondwinkel om naar een interactieve installatie, performancespace. In dit mixed media storytellingproject staat de regeneratieve potentie van de informele instituten in diasporische wijken centraal.

Kapperszaken, shishalounges, voetbalpleintjes en buurtwinkels, 'nuff said — X

Jan 5, 2020De waarde van zijpaden

Maame Hammond kreeg van huis uit mee hoe belangrijk onderwijs is. Maar naast de route naar haar masterdiploma sloeg ze zijpaden in die naar onverwachte leeromgevingen leiden: woonkamers, bankjes en buurtbarbecues.

Er is meer dan het formele pad — Maame Hammond