Creative Industry
Fund NL

Specialist Operations recently embarked on its most ambitious project to date; Assembling Afghanistan – Recalibrating Post-war Reconstruction Outcomes Through an Exploration of Vernacular Planning. Its findings will be presented in 2015. We gratefully receives funding from the Creative Industry Fund NL for the development of its research project. The project will focus on the largest reconstruction mission in human history. It aims to generate new insights into the unique form of urban development in Afghanistan and re-calibrate its relationship to post-war reconstruction. For more information on the project, please visit the online document:

The Creative Industries Fund NL began operating on 1 January 2013. The fund issues project grants in order to foster substantive quality in architecture, urban design, landscape design, product design, graphic design, fashion and E-culture, to foster innovation and cross-sector approaches and to professionalize entrepreneurship. By commission of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with support from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, a program is being set up to focus on expanding the international market. For more information, please visit