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Samira Ben Laloua
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Samira Ben Laloua

Samira Ben Laloua (1968, the Netherlands) is the founding principal of the graphic design studio BL/DP and the director/editor-in-chief of the multidisciplinary platform Extra Extra. In addition to working on commissions with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Het Nieuwe Instituut, de Rijksakademie and various publishers a.o. Sternberg Press and Nai/010 publishers, she has been the co-founder of Club Donny, strictly unedited journal on the personal experience of nature. Club Donny is a website, an open ended “club” and, most concretely, a biannual magazine. Humorously taking its name from Bill Murray’s befuddled character in Jim Jarmusch’s film Broken Flowers, Club Donny uses its hybrid web/print/social structure as a worldwide platform for reflections on the shared space between civilization and the wild. In June 2013 Samira Ben Laloua launched the multidisciplinary platform Extra Extra. An internationally distributed magazine, an online platform and small scale events celebrating mondaine and sensual city life. Extra Extra looks at creative endeavours with a witty and sophisticated eye. Extra Extra brings in-depth interviews with cultural producers who dare to share the sensual fantasies that can be encountered in their work and personal life. Past contributors include a.o.: Kenneth Anger, Catherine Breillat, Atelier Bow-Wow, Mary Reid Kelley, Nicolas Provost, Carlos Reygadas, Rebecca Solnit and Alejandro Zambra. Since its founding, the platform has been featured in publications including Baron mag, Daily Metal, Dazed and Confused, MetropolisM, Monocle and NRC-Handelsblad.