Foundland Collective (Ghalia Elsrakbi (left) and Lauren Alexander (right)) is a design, research and art practice, based between Cairo, Egypt and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The collective's work draws on graphic design, art and writing research in order to formulate research based projects, self-initiated and commissioned. Foundland has presented at many international exhibitions and festivals including Kadist Foundation, Paris (2012), Impakt Festival, Utrecht (2011, 2012), BAK, Utrecht (2012), Damascus Visual Arts Festival, Istanbul (2013). The collective has participated in masterclasses and lecture presentations at  Studium Generale ArtEZ, Arnhem, de Appel for Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, Studium Generale Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem and at the Athens Biennial. Their essays and visuals have contributed to international journals such as Open! Magazine (The Netherlands), Krisis Magazine (Italy), Esse Magazine (Canada) and Ibraaz, Middle East online journal. Recent artist residencies include the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2013) and ISCP, New York (2014).


Foundland guest tutoring at the DAI:

Affective Images: How Public Images Produce Affect in a Digital Age

Foundland's Lauren Alexander is not only a member of the DAI's alumni community, she is also charge of all communication design of the Dutch Art Institute, including the house-style of this website.

As off 2015 Lauren is taking part in the DAI's Associate PHD Research Collective, where she shares and discusses projects such as