The Common Affairs (TCA) is an international interdisciplinary platform for design and journalism. We facilitate media organizations in discovering and creating new forms of experimental journalistic productions, that resonate with a contemporary audience. In parallel, we conduct research on how design and journalism are able to strengthen each other.

The Common Affairs believes in the value of design expertise, which goes far beyond being supporting to the content. We encourage mutual and equivalent collaborative processes between design and journalism, in order to create impact and meaningful journalistic stories.

In order to achieve this, The Common Affairs works with a rich network of highly talented creatives. Experts who do not limit themselves to the visualization of content, but expressly have experience in concept development and the communication of complex issues.

The Common Affairs is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL and Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek