daretoknow (sapere aude) is a design practice led by Miriam Hempel and engages within the realms of the socio-political and the cultural field.
Miriam offers design and communication consultancy both for individuals and institutions, stimulating and facilitating the development of bespoke communication and design strategies across print and web.
Through conceiving and developing visual identities, editorial design as well as digital communication solutions, Miriam aims to create bridges between institutions and people, between information and audience, between artistic and activist thinking and the aesthetic requirements of these fields. Miriam sees design as collective, collaborative process, and works in close co-conceptualisation with her clients.
Miriam studied at both Chelsea College of Art and Design and Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London and recently finished a research-based Master in Visual Communication at Zurich University of the Arts, exploring how typographic elements can become active agents in fostering dialogue and collective thinking processes.
Recent collaborations include the co-conceptualisation and design of Another Version-Thinking through Performing, a publication by artist Philippine Hoegen, several printed publications for artist David Helbich, the website of choreographer Mette Ingvartsen and visual identities and printed matter for projects by director Diana Rojas-Feile. She developed several visual identities for BOZAR, Brussels, the website of the artistic residency place wpZimmer as well as diverse printed publications and the website of the artistic research platform a.pass. She also collaborates with International NGOs like the Green European Foundation, Crisis Action and Greenpeace.
Her clients range from individuals to educational and cultural institutions to international NGOs including: