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Tuesday 17 April 2018 — Sunday 15 July 2018

Two teams no cup

Don’t run from your disappointment. Embrace it.

Opening with a talk by Daan Hornstra & Gianluca Monaco

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In 2018 the FIFA World Cup is held in Russia. 32 countries will compete for the title of best national football team in the world. An event that once again will captivate millions and millions of people worldwide. This year’s edition will be remembered as the one when Panama qualified for the first time in history. But, even more surprising, two countries with the richest heritages in football are not joining: Italy and the Netherlands.

For both countries this failure is pretty hard to digest. It means bars remain empty, orange and blue jerseys collecting dust in closets, main squares free of cheering crowds, no cars driving the streets with waving flags. And us, supporters, will be at home with too much time and too little to do. Two teams no cup is the solution. This booklet is a gym for your mind. It requires time and practice. Don’t run from your disappointment. Embrace it. Don’t let your grief get the best of you. Beat it. You can do it. Forza Azzurri! Hup Holland Hup!

About Lava

Lava is an international design studio based in Amsterdam and Beijing. We are a young team of enthusiastic creatives with a drive to create unique designs based on clear concepts. We offer concept development, strategy, branding and technology. We work hard, laugh a lot and always strive for the best. This results in visual identities, websites, motion, campaigns, apps and interactive installations with a strong recognisability.

Together we work for clients like the Moscow Design Museum, Enigma (Museum for Communication, Copenhagen), TV Broadcaster KRO-NCRV, City of Amsterdam, Klik Animation Festival, The National Museum of Worldcultures, The Nuclear Security Summit, and the Istanbul Biennial.Apart from that, we develop self-initiated projects like workshops, installations, exhibitions, meetups, festivals and hackatons.

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