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Ulterior Dutch Design Week 2018 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Exhibition location: Sectie-C, Hall 10

Dates: October 20-28 11:00-19:00

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Ulterior is an exhibition that presents elephants, bots, a kissing booth and totem, VR travel, Gitanas and other objets de désir, engaging with modern-day ulterior tendencies. Via a carousel of lens, the exhibition explores a mix of current ideas, things, and spaces, gently inspired by the often-misinterpreted expression ulterior motive. Projects are positioned across multiple media, scales and scenarios by international designers who embrace an expanded practice.

When novelist Georges Perec studies “the spaces we live” in Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, he observes with verve the familiar in our everyday as more than ordinary. Perec looks at unconventional ways of seeing, while sharing insights on spatial realities that we often don’t see or take for granted. He magnifies our understanding of space. Today, the space we inhabit is multifarious and continues to shift as our cultural moment calls for novel strategies of comprehension.

Ulterior invites visitors on an effervescent spatial-trip to explore new positions on everyday modern life. The projects in the exhibition are presented as an assemblage of autonomous and collective elements that voice contemporary questions. The participating designers examine topics such as personal space, human-centered technology, ethnic rituals, governing institutions, simulated environments, ecological toxins, and digital bugs.

Designers: Gill Baldwin, Ilonis Bairamidis, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Thomas Galvan, Beatriz Peró Giannini, Theodora Kalamatianou, A Lim Kim, Aleksandra Oszczak, Chiara Raimondi, Marta LaTorre Rubio, Livia Stacchini, Amelie Johanna Unger, Magdalena Wierzbicka

Colophon: Design Project Tutors: NOMAN Studio, Selina Parr & Lara Tolman Graduation Supervisors: Füsun Türetken, Max Bruinsma, Marta R. Torrecilla Visual Identity & Video: High Rise, Daphne Heemskerk & Olivier Otten (collaboration with Gill Baldwin & Amelie Johanna Unger) Critical Strategies: Andrea Bagnato Exhibition Organization: Carlijn Olde Beverborg & Beatriz Peró Giannini Project Manager: Patty Jansen Course Director: Alex Suárez Course Coordinator:  Zoraïma Hupkes

Project Sponsorship: The Elephant in the Room, Parts on Demand & Jelle Fokkema The Rocker, the Slider & the Wobbler, collaboration with HR Groep Totem, Michel Oprey & Beisterveld

Ulterior Dutch Design Week 2018 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Exhibition location: Sectie-C, Hall 10 Dates: October 20-28 11:00-19:00 Archive / ... Lees verder

Zine-Machines A computer-generated zine workshop

Dates: 19 & 20 October 2018 Time: 12:00 – 17:00 Location: Sign Gallery | Winschoterkade 10, 9711 EA Groningen Language: English

Costs: € 5,- Subscribe via: signnl@gmail.com Needs: Material and tools are available, take your own laptop.

If we let it take over, what kind of zine would a machine create? We invite you to transform texts and images you find fascinating/ irrelevant/ disconnected into the raw material of a zine through playful software, poetically binding them all together in printed form. More info here: https://zine-machines.kstraat.casa/

Zine Machines is hosted by Angeliki Diakrousi, Luke Murphy and Alice Strete and is part of the SPREAD Zinefest @ SIGN Gallery

Zine-Machines A computer-generated zine workshop Dates: 19 & 20 October 2018 Time: 12:00 – 17:00 Location: Sign Gallery | Winschoterkade... Lees verder

The Best Dutch Book Designs is an annual competition where a professional panel of judges books that excel in design, typography, picture editing, lithography, printing and binding. In the selection process the judges also assess the relation between form and content and which decisions the commissioners (publishers) have made. And, of course, the relevance of making that particular book.

As of last year, a student panel was created. They follow the same procedures as the professional panel, examining the books on a number of days and later spending two days to arrive at their own final selection. This year 342 books were submitted from which the student panel chose 31 books.

We are delighted to announce that XPUB’s Special Issue 4 “A Bed, a Chair,and a Table” is part of the 31 books selection!

Congratulations to Giulia de Giovanelli, Natasha Berting, Elisa Chaudet, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joãovan der Horst, Alexander Roidl, Alice Strete and Zalán Szakács!

The book will be exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The opening is on Friday 28.09, with an exhibition and a presentation of the selected books, as part of the Best Designed Books exhibition.

http://www.bestverzorgdeboeken-studentenselectie.nl

https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/events/stedelijk-book-club-press-print-publish-2018

https://issue.xpub.nl/04/

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Wednesday 04 July – 17:00 Opening Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute location: 4th Floor Wijnhaven 61 building, Rotterdam

Friday 06 July 2018 – 18:00 in KINO Rotterdam location: Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 17:00 – 18:00 please join us for drinks 18:00 – 21:00 – Lens Based Grad Show screenings with a short program of 1st yr. screenings

The Graduation Show of Master Media Design – Lens Based Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Master Media Design Lens-Based is a master-level course within the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam committed to lens-based image making as an art and craft.

The work of the artists in this show  — Anna-Lena Lystad, Catalina Giraldo, Sigrún Lýðsdóttir, Fabian Landewee, Irma Oldenburg and Ryan Cherewaty — ranges from classic documentary, through photographic portraiture and installation work, to fully immersive moving image installations, and data-visualisation of complex scientific research.

The screening at KINO is an opportunity for the general public to see some of the distinctive cinematic works made by these talented emerging film-makers.

2nd Year – Final Graduation Works screened at KINO are:

Irma Oldenburg (Nothing has to be Official), Sigrún Lýðsdóttir (Untitled), Catalina Giraldo (Sky Islands: a past time travel in the Andes Mountains), Ryan Cherewaty (Involuntary Parks) and (In Death’s Dream ) and at the beginning and end of the Graduation Program a section of surveillance footage that forms an element in a larger work by Anna-Lena Lystad, (Me and Christina) will be streamed live as audience leaves and enters the auditorium.

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1st Year:  Research work in Progress also shown in KINO are:

Ewan Mitchell (Divided Together), Salvador Miranda (Aim Down Sights), Zhibin Qin (Intersection), Dorothy Cheung (Letter to the Outsider), Rossella Nisio (The Splintering Sun) and Mike Pelletier (Rolling Coal)

For those of you who can’t make the first screening, a second screening is planned for Sunday 08.07 between 15:00 – 18:00. Please reserve your tickets here: KINO

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Reflex Action is part of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design Graduation festival, other work by students can be seen during the WDKA Graduation Show 2018 with on Thursday 05 July the EX, XPUB presentations and performances of the Experimental Publishing Master at UBIK.

XPUB is a two year PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design that focuses on the intents, means, and consequences of making things public in the age of post-digital networks. https://xpub.nl WORM: https://worm.org/production/piet-zwart-xpub-graduation-show-2018/ f: https://www.facebook.com/events/379334785893868/ t: https://mobile.twitter.com/320×200/status/1011179329353670657

Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Bachelors and Masters in Art & Design

Opening: Wednesday, July 4: 17.00 – 23.00hrs

General opening hours: Thursday & Friday, July 5 – 6: 11.00 – 23.00hrs Saturday and Sunday, July 7 – 8: 11.00 – 18.00hrs

More info – https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2018

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Thursday 05 July, 2018 19:00 Doors open 19:30 Start 23:30 Drinks and Feels

Location: UBIK + S/ASH GALLERY Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA Rotterdam Free admission

Experience: Is it possible to archive the experience of social dance and what does it mean to interactively take control of two swing dancers?

Express: What questions and expressions are posed by improvisation upon the production of artistic work in terms of its material value and traditional attributions of mastery?

Expand: Are there alternative ways of living and organizing activities in communities, that can expand our ideas on collective values?

Extract: How can an independent, self-hosted repository of digital documents about the Catalan referendum of October 1, 2017, be used to extract significance from social media noise?

Expose: What does the medium of a lexicon with neologisms and terms used by two prominent far-right online subcultures expose about the Alt-Right and the Manosphere?

Exchange: How does one exchange a conversation in a social setting?

Would a drink help?

Works and research from Karina Dukalska (Back it up), Max Franklin (Anomolous Faces), Giulia de Giovanelli (Unlearning the Rules of Collectivity), Franc González (Referedum Medialogs), Pleun Gremmen (Alt Reality Lexicon) and Nadine Rotem-Stibbe (Unpublishing House). Presented in UBIK and Slash Gallery with an exclusive presentation from first year students and extraordinary guest appearances…

XPUB is a two year PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design that focuses on the intents, means, and consequences of making things public in the age of post-digital networks. https://xpub.nl

WORM: https://worm.org/production/piet-zwart-xpub-graduation-show-2018/ f: https://www.facebook.com/events/379334785893868/ t: https://mobile.twitter.com/320×200/status/1011179329353670657

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Ex, XPUB, is part of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design Graduation festival, other work by students can be seen during the WDKA Graduation Show 2018, opening Wednesday 04 July also Friday 06 and Sunday 08 July are LENS-BASED AT KINO screenings. grad show w: https://www.pzimediadesign.nl/

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2018 Graduate Exhibition Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute

Featuring Timur Akhmetov, Sophie Bates, Shraddha Borawake, Katharina Cameron, Larisa David, Marta Hryniuk, Alexander Iezzi, Anne Kolbe, Johanna Kotlaris, George Nesbitt, Collette Rayner, Victor Santamarina, Anastasia Shin, Nick Thomas, and Sophie Varin. Guided by Marloes de Vries (curator, MAMA).

Tripping Autonomy is the 2018 Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between MAMA, PZI MFA artists, and staff.

Autonomy is socially constructed and contingent. In a two-year MA Fine Art program that emphasizes self-direction in studio research and practice and relies upon around-the-clock collective self-governance, autonomies are constantly under negotiation as art and life merge and diverge in the most significant and banal ways.

With Tripping Autonomy, the 2018 MFA graduates assert their agency to trip the term in a group exhibition and performance program that trips all the sensory fuses.

Tripping means to activate, fluff, hallucinate, operate, travel with, hoist, stumble over, dance with, obsess over, get high on, activate, mess with, and release. Hence, a “tripping” autonomy is one that acknowledges and embraces the instabilities inherent to all claims for self-determination, art for art’s sake, and the de-segregation of art and life.

Graphic design by Team Thursday.

This year we are hosted by De Kroon, in a former electrical engineering factory on the Maas river. Tram 8 from Rotterdam Central Station (direction Spangen, stop Schiemond). Metro lines A,B,C to Delfshaven metro stop.

Hours: July 7–15 1–7pm, closed Monday July 9.

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Designers Claudia Cañizares, Günce Çavuşoğlu, Thomas Galvan, Theodora Kalamatianou, Francesco Mottola, Chiara Raimondi, Livia Stacchini, Marta La Torre Rubio, Szu-Yi Wang, Christos Zogopoulos

The MIARD’18 GRADUATION exhibition is a gathering of ideas, methods and scenarios. Together, the projects form an open-ended collection that embodies the numerous ways these designers research, develop and position their practice. The exhibition is expressive of the complexity, variety and potential of a contemporary “interior” practitioner.

There’s an inference in the collection of research projects, The Archive as a Productive Space…, when testimonies begin to take shape, such as “the productive archive offers an open framework, which actively transforms itself and therefore allows for the constant production of new and surprising relationships” (Miessen, Chateigné 2016). The collection is a “fluid” gathering, a decentralised, open framework that produces ruptures, inclusiveness and potential within standards – it is directly reflective of the elastic nature of the graduation projects this year.

Alumna Merle Flügge, winner of the 2017 WdKA Research Prize and the MIARD Alumni Research Award will present her current research with the launch of her design studio SupertoysSupertoys.

Location Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61

Dates Opening exhibition: Wednesday July 4: 17.00 – 23.00

General opening hours Thursday & Friday July 5,6: 11.00 – 23.00 Saturday and Sunday July 7,8: 11.00 – 18.00

Image credit: The Next Evolution by Thomas Galvan

Designers Claudia Cañizares, Günce Çavuşoğlu, Thomas Galvan, Theodora Kalamatianou, Francesco Mottola, Chiara Raimondi, Livia Stacchini,... Lees verder

Master Education in Arts – Graduation Presentation 2018 Pedagogy in Context Symposium Reading Room

Friday & Saturday July 6 – 7: Symposium Pedagogy in Context, TENT. (live screened in the Reading Room). TENT., Auditorium, Witte de With straat 50. July 6: 11.00 – 20.00 hrs (drinks afterwards) July 7: 11.00 – 17.00 hrs

July 4 – 8: Reading Room, WdKA, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61. Opening 4 July: 17.00 – 23.00 hrs July 5 – 6: 11.00 – 23.00 hrs July 7 – 8: 11.00 – 18.00 hrs

The Master Education in Arts of the Piet Zwart Institute cordially invites you to her Graduation Presentation 2018 taking place at two locations this year: the Willem de Kooning Academy and TENT. Rotterdam. The graduation projects of the students are presented adopting two different formats: the symposium Pedagogy in Context, hosted by TENT., and a Reading Room at the Willem de Kooning Academy, both being part of the WdKA Graduation Show 2018.

The symposium Pedagogy in Context at TENT. consists of workshops, presentations, performances and discussions. It introduces the diverse experimental contexts and research methodologies of the students’ graduation projects as well as the diversity of their educational practices. Visitors are invited to participate in an open discussion on the urgencies of contemporary art/design education. The Reading Room at the WdKA offers a space where visitors can access the students’ research projects, as well as the ‘living archives’ of their theoretical and practice-based research. There is also a live screening of the symposium.

Participating students: Susana Carvalho, Fieke Dieleman, Felix Dorer, Marianne van Horssen, Emily Huurdeman, Amy Pickles, Desiree Kerklaan, Marian Ouwerkerk, Marine Poyard, Benjamin van der Spek, Maarten de Vugt and Viki Zioga.

Detailed information about the symposium program will be released soon on this website and our graduation website: http://meia.pzwart.nl

Full programme Symposium

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Date: Thursday June 14 | PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS 20:00-21:30 | WORKSHOP 16:00-18:00 Location: LEESZAAL ROTTERDAM, Rijnhoutplein 3, 3014 TZ 

You are invited to join us on the 14th of June for the festive launch of this Special Issue #6 – XPPL. Join us for an afternoon workshop and an evening discussion in the context of shadow libraries, piratical text collections, and peer produced libraries. The event is facilitated by XPUB practitioners Alex, Tash, Joca, Alice, Zalán, Angeliki, with a guest contribution by Dubravka Sekulic.

Presenting: The XPPL

From April to June 2018, the practitioners of the Media Design Experimental Publishing Master course (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute worked on XPPL: a project under the special issue INTERFACING THE LAW: an ongoing research project between XPUB and CONSTANT about extra-legal libraries, software and legal interfaces, intellectual property, and network catalogues. Every year we explore some facets of these issues, and XPPL is the result of this year’s collaboration.

XPPL stands for the Xperimental Potential Pirate Library, the Xperimental Private-Public Liaison, the Xperimental Pretentious Performative Labor, the Xperimental Platform for Potential Legality, the Xperimental Post-Public Library… It is both an experiment and a working prototype for a distributed network catalogue and library that you can run and install on several machines and share/synchronise with the same bibliographical database. It starts at XPUB, but can go anywhere we want it to.

Initially developed as a in-house tool for the XPUB course, XPPL is a project aimed at people who are studying and researching within and outside formal education, or as we like to call them: knowledge comrades. XPPL provides a web interface and hosts a curated catalogue of books, articles and other material. Its distributed architecture is open to instances of uploading and downloading, and allows for the collective editing of its content. In XPPL, librarians can add and modify small collections of books that are connected by threads of thought, or follow a certain thematic, topic, or study path. We call these collections ‘stacks’. Rather than a bookshelf in a library, where books are lined up and often forgotten, the stacks on your kitchen table/nightstand/bathroom floor consist of books prone to be opened and reopened at any time. The stacks in XPPL are visible for others in the network to browse, annotate, update or shuffle.

Together with the stacks, XPPL exists as a distributed bibliographical database upon which various modes of reading and writing interfaces can be created. In its current version, the XPPL search interface allows for serendipity, while playful bots point to the invisible labour of librarianship and gaps in the collection are made visible, turning dormancy into potential. Furthermore, collective annotations turn the digital library into a social space; and visualizations of the collection in 3D forms allow users to sense the materiality of their books.

The XPPL is also a project of urgency. Today, the gradual loss of public libraries, the rise of corporate academia, and the systemic use of digital rights management, make access to knowledge increasingly difficult. As a result, and despite significant efforts from free culture supporters and open access initiatives, media piracy has became an unspoken practice that cannot be decoupled from the acts of researching, reading and studying. However, this practice is often fragmented, and splintered by way of legal and economic barriers. We recommend books in person, jot down reading lists on paper, then send unsteady links via email or download already known items from the haystack of existing repositories.

Most importantly, under these circumstances, such practice is reduced to the act of file sharing, and fails to highlight the discursive nature of these exchanges, their ability to form new resources, to nurture collective forms of learning and an active research culture.  In response, XPPL is a platform and network that offers another way to think about, aggregate and intervene in these processes.

The presentations and discussions are free to attend. During the workshop we will show you how you can make use of the software, join the existing network or create your own.  If you want to join the workshop, please send an email to: alice.strt@gmail.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The XPPL is released under the AGPL license. It is a continuous work in progress. Through workshops, guides and discussions the library is open to future generations of students, peers, and researchers to augment, intervene and learn.

Special Issue 6: Interfacing the Law / XPPL is a collaboration between XPUB and CONSTANT, with support from HET NIEUWE INSTITUUT, MEMORY OF THE WORLD & LEESZAAL.

https://issue.xpub.nl/06

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Binder is an initiative of the Master Fine Art (Master of Fine Art and Design, in Fine Art) at the Piet Zwart Institute, which houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. The Piet Zwart Institute is dedicated to promoting study and research in the fields of art, design, and art education.

Binder was founded in 2017 as a web publication dedicated to the research, practice, and writing produced by the Master Fine Art community. It serves as site for documentation of past and present work, writing, exhibitions, and educational projects. Each issue of Binder will be filled on an ongoing basis by the students, staff, and guests of the MFA program.

 

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