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  • CUBIC JOURNAL issue #4 Design Education
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    CUBIC JOURNAL issue #4 Design Education

    Pedagogy - Critique - Transformation

    Jae-Eun Oh & Francesco Zurlo [eds.]

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    Design / Theory / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-28-1

    Graphic designer

    Daniel Echeverri

    Number of pages

    128

    Book size

    20 x 26.5 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    English

    Release date: Fall 2021

    Copy editor: Nora Yong

    Published in cooperation with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Environmental & Interior Design, School of Design. Published with the support of The School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Cubic Research Network.

    Cubic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal, published in conjunction with Cubic Society and the Cubic Research Network as an academic platform aimed at the dissemination of design-related research.

    Operating from within The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, the platforms aims to draw together global scholars in order to generate, exchange and discuss contemporary questions within the pursuit of advancing knowledge through and within a number of design disciplines.

    How can technological development today help studio-based learning take place in virtual space? Can technologies transform and reform design education? Can online learning replace face-to-face tutorials across different disciplines within design education? And how should design educators adapt to the new direction this era is facing?

    How has technology empowered us, and what has it taken away from us? What has it done to enhance our learning and teaching methodologies? How are teachers using technology to guide students in their teaching and learning experience? How can we help students engage in meaningful learning? How has technology transformed our education scenes, and how might it affect our education scene in the future? How can design deal with the dematerialization of education? How does design education change in contextual settings? How can educators help students become more aware of these changes, specifically in design education? How do we educate our students with the mindset of transformation and reformation? To get answers to these questions the editors of this issue compiled contributions from a wide range of design educational sectors.

    www.cubicjournal.org 

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  • 111 INCEPTION
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    111 INCEPTION

    Anna Bates

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    Architecture / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852- 47-2

    Graphic designer

    SJG (joost Grootens, Julie da Silva, Carina Schwake)

    Number of pages

    296

    Book size

    12.5 x 19 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    English

    Release date: November 2021

    What is inspiration? What inspires you? 111 INCEPTION is a chain of inspiration, which involves 111 architects from around the world.

    This book was not guided by theory, yet it grew out of a search for new ways to look at authorship, ideas and inspiration. The experimental and playful character of the project itself, with its unpredictable outcomes, allowed for a much needed change of perspective—away from the traditional approach to creation characteristic of modernity and towards inspiration—which does not respect borders.

    The exhibition 100 Experiments. Inspiration in Design Processes was on show at AEDES Gallery, Berlin in 2019.

    ‘Design is not only what you see, but how it makes you feel today and how it creates your tomorrow.’ - Anna Bates

    Just a century ago Theo van Doesburg, the leading representative of De Stijl, created the painting The Rhythm of a Russian Dance (1918). Van Doesburg worked not only as a versatile artist, but also as an editor of the magazine De Stijl. He contributed to various journals and was member of various artist societies. It was his strength, as a spider in the international web and an as a networker avant-la-lettre, to forge bonds between fellow artists, architects and graphic designers, to bring them together through congresses, lectures and artist groups to promote their work.

    Eleven years later in 1929 this painting by Van Doesburg became an inspiration for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, for the German Pavilion at the 1929 World’s Fair in Barcelona. Van Doesburg’s geometrical abstraction helped to radically re-imagine the very idea of a building, gave freedom to space and quite literally brought down the walls of prior architectural conventions. The building was to become a major inspiration for the further development of modern architecture and an iconic example of the modernist aesthetic

    How does inspiration move through the atmosphere? How do we inspire each other? And how does creative inspiration itself change through each person’s unique experience? To find out, Anna Bates set an experiment by tasking one architect to use the painting of Van Doesburg as a stimulus for creating his/her own work, which would then be passed on to other architects, who in turn would draw inspiration for their new work, and over time growing into a web of conversation, interplay and inspiration—a dance all on its own. In 2017 as a starting point of this project, American architect Gary Bates of Space Group was invited to create the first work in the chain of architects.

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  • Prix De Rome 2021
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    Prix De Rome 2021

    Mirjam Beerman, Eleonoor Jap Sam [eds.]

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    Art / Awarded / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852- 45-8

    Graphic designer

    Lesley Moore

    Number of pages

    152

    Book size

    17 x 24 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Dutch | English

    Release date: November 2021

    With text contributions by Rein Wolfs, Dagmar Dirkx, Esmee Postma, Mirjam Beerman, Eelco van der Lingen

    The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous award in the Netherlands for visual artists below the age of 40. The purpose of the award is to identify talented visual artists and to encourage them to develop and increase their visibility.

    Since 2012, the award has been organised and funded by the Mondriaan Fund.

    Prix de Rome 2021. Beeldende Kunst / Visual Arts accompanies the eponymous exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with new work by the artists who have been shortlisted for the Prix de Rome 2021. It is centred around the work of Mercedes Azpilicueta, Alexis Blake, Silvia Martes and Coralie Vogelaar. The artists are introduced by the authors Dagmar Dirkx and Esmee Postma. In an introductory essay, Rein Wolfs, director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, connects the work of the nominees to current developments in the world around us, and in the art world in particular.

    The international jury made its selection from a list of 217 artists who applied for the award. The selection represents a broad spectrum of contemporary artist practices, varying from film to performance, storytelling to science and craftsmanship to information technology. The four finalists reflect on current themes, they offer critical reinterpretations of past events, link untold histories to our present world or concentrate on a distant future. Each of them represents a sign of the times in their respective way. The four selected artists have a strong practice and are working towards an established oeuvre, reinforcing their own signature style and idiosyncratic approach. At the same time, they allow new developments and intuitive processes in their work.

    www.mondriaanfonds.nl

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    www.stedelijk.nl

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  • Sneeuweieren / Snow Eggs
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    Sneeuweieren / Snow Eggs

    Peggy Verzett

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    ISBN

    978-94-92852-36-6

    Graphic designer

    Paul Bogaers

    Number of pages

    160

    Book size

    11.6 x 16.7 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Dutch | English

    Translation: Pim Wiersinga

    Release date: November 2021

    The cookbook that doesn’t quite fit the genre and refers to much-needed uncertainty on an empty stomach. 

    Yet another cookbook you’ll think! As if the mountain of cookbooks wasn’t high enough already! But dear hungry reader, one cookbook was still missing; the cookbook that doesn’t quite fit the genre and refers to much-needed uncertainty with an empty stomach. A cookbook that harks back to alchemy. Because the imperative mood is so annoying and needs to be exploited. Because the world of the psyche has endless contents that all want to feel they’re being fed.

    In Snow Eggs seven dishes for seven different mental states of being have been collected. All our digesting causes great difficulties for the finest alleys in our softest facial expressions. Art helps to digest the uncertain instead of regurgitating what we already know. The menus in this cookbook belong to an old stomach that has been mapped, a stomach in which it’s all about slownesses in dark silences.

    Peggy Verzett (1958) is a poet, painter and singer. She made her debut at publishing house Van Oorschot in Amsterdam, with Prijken die buik. In 2010, Vissing, was published by Querido. Haar Vliegstro, appeared in 2016. Her fourth collection of poetry will be published in 2022. ‘Poetry can communicate before it is understood’, said T.S. Elliot. This quote has become her artistic mantra; sometimes hermetics as well as supple playfulness are present in her work. The first Jana Beranova Prize was awarded to her in 2019 for her idiosyncratic oeuvre.

    In the works of Paul Bogaers (1961) association and suggestion play an important role.  His general approach can be described as the ‘collage method’; although his work, through the years, has taken many a turn, ‘combination has always remained to be Bogaers’ central theme. At the beginning of his career he made name in photography as one of the forerunners of the present interest of photographers in ‘vernacular photography’ and integration of found imagery in their work.

    Pim Wiersinga (1954) is a novelist, and made his debut in 1992 with Honingvogels (honeybirds) in the Antwerp Zoo, where this novel is set. Late 2021 or early 2022 Zena’s Arena will be published, an epic about the decline of classical antiquity – which was far from ideal.

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    www.paulbogaers.com

    www.pimwiersinga.nl

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  • Rollable Ramblings. Koen Taselaar
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    Rollable Ramblings. Koen Taselaar

    Koen Taselaar

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    ISBN

    978-94-92852-48-9

    Graphic designer

    Team Thursday

    Number of pages

    164

    Book size

    24 x 32 cm

    Binding

    Softcover, Japanese binding

    Dutch | English

    Release date: Fall 2021

    Made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Stokroos.

    Koen Taselaar. Rollable Ramblings is the first comprehensive publication on the textile work of Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986).

    The majority of Rollable Ramblings comprises reproductions of his tapestries, and zoom-ins on them. This visual component is complemented with essays shedding light on the works, and on the history of textile art in general, written by art critic Katalin Herzog.

    Special edition made in collaboration with the Textiellab,  the professional workshop of the TextielMuseum.

    The work of Koen Taselaar is a unique universe in which only he determines the rules. He makes skillful drawings, but also clumsy ceramics and elaborate Tapestries.

    Taselaar’s visual language emerged from the grey area in which text is not only meaning but also form. He expresses this in drawn puns, imaginary record sleeves or large psychedelic paintings. In search of ways to process his diverse output, he makes publications and large scale drawings, which function as flat exhibition spaces. Taselaar is continuously working to further develop his wide scope, for example by learning new techniques in several residencies.

    Taselaar was nominated for de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs and has exhibited a.o. at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, MMCA Changdong in Seoul, Kunstmuseum The Hague, Centraal Museum Utrecht and The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

    www.koentaselaar.nl

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  • Jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome
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    Jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome

    Antonis Pittas

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    ISBN

    978-94-92852-44-1

    Graphic designer

    Alex Farrar

    Number of pages

    768

    Book size

    10 x 20 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Dutch | English | French

    Release date: Fall 2021

    Made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Jaap Harten Fonds, Centraal Museum, Reflexfolie and Sign & Safety

    This book is published in conjunction with the exhibition jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Act on modernism with Antonis Pittas and Theo van Doesburg at Centraal Museum, Utrecht.  

    With text contributions by Maria Barnas, I.K. Bonset, Laurie Cluitmans, Johan F. Hartle, Dirk van den Heuvel, Bram Ieven, Bruno Latour, Thalia Ostendorf, Bart Rutten, Doris Wintgens.

    The book publication jaune, geel, gelb, yellow. Monochrome discusses the failure, collapse and historicization of the modernist ideals espoused by Theo van Doesburg, set against the current political backdrop of mass protest. It reflects on the failing of modernity, with contributions by authors from the field of art history, architecture, philosophy, anthropology, sociology and poetry.

    The book is an extension of Pittas’ residency and research at the Van Doesburghuis in 2019, coincided with the yellow vests protest, where Pittas turned the Van Doesburghuis into a performative crime scene. The murder of modernity. Based on this project, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht invited Pittas for a solo exhibition, where he curated works of Theo Van Doesburg and juxtaposed them with his work as a staged scenography of dialogue. The installation looks at the heritage of De Stijl through the current political lenses.

    Antonis Pittas (1973, Athens) is a visual artist who lives and works in Amsterdam.  He is an honorary fellow in the faculty of humanities at the University of Amsterdam, where he conducts research and produces work under the heading Recycling History (Contemporising History/Historicising the Contemporary). His artistic practice focuses on contemporary social and political issues, exploring topics such safety and control, economic crises and acts of resistance, as well as violence and vandalism.

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    www.centraalmuseum.nl

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  • Erraid Sound
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    Erraid Sound

    Floating Worlds

    Graham Etough & Andre Dekker

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    Art / Film / video / Landscape | Nature / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852- 51-9

    Graphic designer

    Charlotte de Goey

    Number of pages

    92

    Book size

    14.8 x 21 cm

    Binding

    Hardcover

    English

    Release date: November 2021

    Made possible through the support of Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow University of Glasgow, Creative Scotland, Daiwa Foundation, CBK Rotterdam, An Tobar & Mull Theatre, Dutch Embassy London and the CUSP Programme, University of Glasgow

    The book was presented in a launch event in Glasgow during the COP26 climate summit. This event was part of Dislocations, an international group exhibition on art and landscape which took place in the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow, 8 October – 5 December 2021, curated by Dominic Paterson, Curator of Contemporary Art, University of Glasgow.

    The film element of the Floating Worlds project is presented by An Tobar & Mull Theatre in Tobermory and the Hunterian Museum and Gallery Glasgow in Autumn 2021.

    The project has been created in association with the residency programme, KNOCKvologan on the west coast of the Isle of Mull. Writer Miek Zwamborn and designer Rutger Emmelkamp, who live an work in this community, collaborated on the coordination of the film.

    Erraid Sound – Floating Worlds is an artist book and a short film by the renowned Scottish theatre director Graham Eatough and the Dutch visual artist Andre Dekker, known for his public art with Observatorium.

    September 2020 the artists spent one month in the remote coastal landscape to research Erraid Sound, the tidal flat between the Ross of Mull and the Island of Erraid. Through an exploration of our relationship with the natural environment the project offers an artistic response in drawing, writing and film to some of today’s most pressing issues: our changing climate, rising sea levels, and an ageing and sometimes isolated population.

    The book contains texts and images that tell the story of a family living in a remote coastal community dealing with a recent bereavement and the elemental forces that shape their lives on a daily basis. Liz has returned to the remote family home to visit her father Martin, who has recently lost his wife and her mother, Anne. Liz needs Martin to sell the house to free up some much-needed capital. Martin is intent on seeing out his days there, no matter how clearly the house seems to be crumbling around him. The daughter Eileen is able to assist him in his final wishes but also has her own agenda. Together, they must navigate their way through these life-changing moments as outside Anne’s ghost haunts the beach in front of the house and the tide continues to rise.

    A key inspiration for this project comes from both artists’ long-standing interest in Japanese culture, landscape, and the theatrical stagings of the intimate relationships between people and nature seen in Noh theatre. The story draws on the Noh play Sumidagawa about a grieving mother in search of her lost son, who navigates her way across an inhospitable river to unsuspectingly discover his shrine. The project draws on Noh’s use of masks, music, dance and ceremony, as well as referencing the first Noh performances presented on dried riverbeds.

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    www.obeservatorium.org 

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    www.knockvologan.net

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  • Future Cities
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    Future Cities

    Stories behind the statistics of urbanization and growth

    Stephanie Bakker & Yvonne Brandwijk

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    Photography / Upcoming / Urbanism

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-49-6

    Graphic designer

    Kummer & Herrman

    Number of pages

    248

    Book size

    23 x 28 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    English

    Release date: Spring 2022

    This book is published with the support of Creative Industries Fund NL, EFL Stichting.

    More than 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by 2050. Cities in Africa, Latin America and Asia in particular are growing like never before. Photographer Yvonne Brandwijk and journalist Stephanie Bakker travelled to five of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Not to Mumbai or Shanghai, but to the up-and-coming cultural, creative and economic hubs of tomorrow: Kinshasa, Lima, Yangon, Medellín and Addis Ababa.

    In this book, they share five years of travel, insights into urban development and encounters with trend-setters, pioneers, visionaries and up-and-coming talent transforming the fortunes of their cities. The personal stories of these people open an intimate window onto the world behind the statistics of urbanisation and growth and provide insights into what it takes to develop inclusive cities that offer space for unique individuals and personal growth.

    Stories from the Future Cities project have appeared across a wide range of international media (including newspapers de Volkskrant, die Welt, El Pais, Le Monde, de Morgen). Commissioned by the United Nations, an exhibition was put together for the Habitat3 urban summit in Quito, Ecuador, and the interactive Future Cities documentary won a World Press Photo Award for Digital Storytelling.

    www.futurecities.nl
    www.laikaproductions.nl

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  • Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest
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    Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest

    Remy Jungerman. Behind the Forest

    Charl Landvreugd, Gwen Parry, Rob Perrée [eds]

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    Art / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-46-5

    Graphic designer

    Mainstudio (Edwin van Gelder)

    Number of pages

    80

    Book size

    22.1 x 31 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Text by Rein Wolfs, director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Sara Carder. Printed by robstolk, binding by Patist. 

    English (translations Siji Jabbar

    Numerous illustrations

    Co-publisher: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Made possible with the generous support of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Jaap Harten Fonds, Fridman Gallery, Galerie Ron Mandos, and Jap Sam Books.

    Release date: November 2021

    www.remyjungerman.com www.stedelijk.nl

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  • Stations
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    Stations

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    Stations

     Listening to the Deep Earth

    Stuart Hyatt, Janneane Blevins & Willa Benjamin Blevins [Eds.]

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    Art / Landscape | Nature / Music | Sound / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-35-9

    Graphic design

    PRINTtEXT

    Number of pages

    180

    Book size

    15.2 x 21.6 cm / 5.98 x 8.5 inch

    Illustrations

    numerous illustrations

    Binding

    Hardcover

    English

    Stations: Listening to the Deep Earth is the essential listener’s companion to Field Works’ Stations album. The book includes an digital audio download cart for the entire album.

    Commissioned by the Anchorage Museum and the National Geographic Society.

    Release date: Spring 2022

    For more information: stuarthyatt.org https://printtext.co

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  • GABO
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    GABO

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    GABO

    Portrait of a Sculpture. Portret van een sculptuur

    Dees Linders, Siebe Thissen, Patricia van Ulzen, Eleonoor Jap Sam [et al.]

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    Art / Theory / Upcoming

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-27-4

    Graphic designer

    75b

    Number of pages

    192

    Book size

    20.7 x 26.5 cm

    Binding

    Hardcover

    Dutch | English 

    Release date: Early 2022

    Editors Dees Linders, Siebe Thissen, Patricia van Ulzen, Eleonoor Jap Sam Authors Carel Blotkamp (preface), Dees Linders, Siebe Thissen, Patricia van Ulzen, Toke van Helmond (Catherina Lehning), Eleonoor Jap Sam, Rutger Morelissen, Sjoerd Westbroek, IEF Capital Image editors Sannetje van Haarst, Nienke Post Translation   Marie Louise Schoondergang Text editing Eleonoor Jap Sam , Marie Louise Schoondergang

    Partner Sculpture International Rotterdam, Beeldende Kunst & Openbare Ruimte (BKOR) / CBK Rotterdam www.sculptureinternationalrotterdam.nlwww.cbkrotterdam.nl

    This publication has been made possible with the support of Jaap Harten Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Breeman Tall Fonds, Mondriaan Fund.

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  • [UN]FINISHED
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    [UN]FINISHED

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    [UN]FINISHED

    Atlas of Athens’ Incomplete Buildings - A Story of Hidden Antimonuments

    Maria Lalou, Skafte Aymo-Boot

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    Architecture / Art / Photography / Theory / Upcoming / Urbanism

    ISBN

    978-94-92852-26-7

    Graphic designer

    Sam de Groot

    Number of pages

    288

    Book size

    19 x 29.7 cm

    Binding

    Softcover

    Date of Release: Fall 2021

    English / Greek

    With contribution by: Elpida Karaba, Brooke Holmes, Platon Issaias.

    Published by Jap Sam Books and made possible with the generous support of The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.

    Keywords: contemporary archaeology, concrete ruins, antimonument

    http://un-finished.org

     

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