Thank you for all your support in 2014, it's been an INTENSE, UNLIMITED, DISASTROUSLY FOCUSED, PLAYFUL and as always IMPOSSIBLE year and we look forward to sharing even more SPATIAL adventures with you in 2015!

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Disaster Playground


Check out the new Disaster Playground website which was launched today!  Read all about the project and keep up to date with the latest developments  Exciting news to be announced soon.

Disaster playground  is a creative platform investigating the design of emergency procedures in the space programme, with world renowned space experts at NASA, the SETI Institute and an all star team of composers, writers and international collaborators.

NBH Studio's 2014 Highlights

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NBH Studio was awarded a WIRED Innovation Fellowship for our work to date. The 12 Innovation Fellows were selected by WIRED Editorial team on their potential to make a significant impact on the world.

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The Observer's 20 brilliant ideas to change our lives in 2015

Disaster Playground in The Observer's 20 brilliant ideas to change our lives in 2015.
How we would deal with a planet-asteroid killer?

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International Space Orchestra

After their performance with Beck at SF Davies Symphony Hall last year the International Space Orchestra performed, this year, the famous track Breath by electro punk band The Prodigy for the feature film Disaster Playground. We also worked with Ed Banger Records on the soundtrack of our new film.

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NBH Studio was nominated for the 2014
Icon Awards Emerging Design Studio of the Year

Read the full article here

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International Astronautical Federation

2014 saw Nelly become an official member of the International Astronautical Federation, Space Outreach and Education Committee

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Nelly Ben Hayoun had the opportunity to talk and be a Jury member of the prestigious CPH:DOX for the DOX: Award, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, 10th to 16th November 2014, Danemark.

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Disaster Playground went to the United Nations

Disaster Playground’s director Nelly Ben Hayoun and Disaster Playground collaborator Photographer Nick Ballon went in Vienna at the United Nations. They took part in the Fifty-seventh session of the United Nations’ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and interviewed Disaster Playground's contributor Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara, Former Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; on the procedure in place with Potentially Hazardous Near Earth Objects (asteroids).

Read more about our visit at the United Nations here

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We Transfer

It has been a year since NBH has been appointed Head of Experiences at We Transfer, the leading file sharing service based in Amsterdam, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. It has been wonderful working with the team and the 66 millions active users of We Transfer challenging the digital sphere for their critical opinion. We launched the Politics series and worked with MOMA Design on the Design and Violence Exhibition., You can also see our spatial journey, documenting our bold experiential practice via WeTransfer's full-screen backgrounds here 

Follow us next year for even more We Transfer adventures.

 We have just launched a new website designed by the incredibly talented Studio Myers, you can read all about our great team, our studio ethossee more of what the studio has achieved this year and catch up on past projects
 We hope you like the new website as much as we do!


This year we have been crossing the world talking about our experiential practice from New Zealand to Iceland to Mexico and the USA

See all the places we went to spread chaos and disorder


Research Through Design

25 March 2015, Cambridge, UK

NBH Studio's 2014
Selected Interviews

Disegno Magazine
Its Nice That, The Annual
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Icelandic National TV
Watch the interview here

Space Safety Magazine
Read the interview here

CNN International
Read the interview here

Monocle Radio
Listen to the interview here

New Inquiry, interview with Deena Chalabi

Read the interview here