Interactive European flag — 20 Januari 2016

The yellow stars of the European flag represents the solidarity and harmony between the people of Europe. To remind the policy makers working in the buildings of the European Council that they do have a big impact on solidarity and harmony, this interactive flag was installed. Over the period of 6 months – during the Dutch chair – a camera is pointed at the blue carpet in the Justus Lipsius entrance. Each policy maker entering the building walks over the carpet. By doing so, they add an European star to the interactive flag. The stars changes position according to how these persons walks on the blue carpet resulting in an ever-changing interactive European flag. Interactive blue screen installation for the European Council in Brussels. With and commissioned by XML architects and Jurgen Bey who developed and designed the carpet and architectural pieces of the interior.

Emblemmatic at Sandberg Institute — 30 October 2015

The interdisciplinary studio Designing Democracy invited us to the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam) to give a lecture about the branding of Nations.

Emblemmatic at Veerstichting "Unbounded identity" — 15&16 October 2015

Emblemmatic gave a workshop on flag design at the 2015 Veerstichting Symposium dealing with the theme "Unbounded identity". Speakers of the symposium included Harvard university fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former prime minister of Italy Mario Monti and North Korean dissident Jang Jin-sung.


Founded by Tim Gambell and Alfons Hooikaas, Emblemmatic uses computational techniques to explore symbols and their meanings. For more, follow @emblemmatic, or contact [email protected].