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Piet Zwart Institute

Piet Zwart Institute

Wednesday 11 April, 18:00, Room W.4.320Piet Zwart Institute, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design  is pleased to announce a new lecture for its 2018 public programme.

Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Contextual Studies in Architecture at Central Saint Martins in London. She is also a curator of exhibitions at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 2017, Shumi curated Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture at the RIBA. With Finn Williams and Jack Self, she also co-curated Home Economics, for the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Recent publications (as editor) include Four Walls and A Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession (with Reinier de Graaf; Harvard University Press, 2017), Home Economics (The Spaces, 2016), and Wherever You Find People: the Radical Schools of Oscar Niemeyer, Leonel Brizola and Darcy Ribeiro (with Aberrant Architecture; Park Books, 2016).

 

 

[Image: Home Economics, British Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016]

Wednesday 11 April, 18:00, Room W.4.320, Piet Zwart Institute, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam The Master of Interior Architecture: Research... Lees verder

Wednesday 28th March 2018 Doors Open: 19:00 Time: 19:30 Location: Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam Free Admission

Special Issue 5 – OuNuPo – Ouvroir de Numérisation Potentielle, the workshop of potential digitisation

The Media Design Experimental Publishing Master course (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute, Manetta Berends & Cristina Cochior (Varia) and the WORM Pirate Bay invite you for an evening of book scanning, short presentations, discussions and software experiments in the context of text digitisation and processing.

The term OuNuPo is derived from OuLiPo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), founded in 1960. OuLiPo is a mostly French speaking gathering of writers and mathematicians interested in constrained writing techniques. Notable members were Georges Perec and Harry Mathews. One of the notable techniques used by the group is the lipogram; which generates texts where one or more letters have been excluded. OuLiPo eventually led to OuXPo to expand these creative constraints to other practices (OuCiPo for film making, OuPeinPo for painting, etc.). In the same spirit, XPUB launches OuNuPo, Ouvroir de Numérisation Potentielle, the workshop of potential digitisation, turning the book scanner as a platform for media design and publishing experiments.

OuNuPo has been employed as a means to reflect on several topics such as: how culture is shaped by book scanning? Who has access and who is excluded from digital culture? How free software and open source hardware have bootstrapped a new culture of librarians? What happens to text when it becomes data that can be transformed, manipulated and analysed *ad nauseam*?

To answer these questions, the XPUB team have written software and assembled a unique printed reader, informed by critical and feminist research methodologies and that explore the themes of the digital transfer of cultural biases, Techno/Cyber/Xeno-Feminism, orality in the context of knowledge sharing, shadow libraries, database narratives, gender and future librarians. The content of the reader will be scanned by a DIY book scanner built in the past months, and processed by different software processes and performances written by the XPUB practitioners, from chat bots to concrete poetry generators and speech recognition feedback loops.

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Image Credit: Detail of a Graph by Angeliki Diakrousi and Alex Roidl

Wednesday 28th March 2018 Doors Open: 19:00 Time: 19:30 Location: Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam Free Admission Special Issue 5 –... Lees verder

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE With Mounira Al Solh, Delphine Bedel, Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst In collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Rotterdam Curated by Delphine Bedel and Docus van der Made. Date: 30 March 2018, 12:00 – 17:00h Location: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Part I: Masterclass: 12:00 – 14:30h. Tickets €7,50- (€5,- for students). Reservation required, limited seats. Part II: Artists talks: 15:00 – 17:00h. Tickets €5 (€3,50 for students). Open to all, reservation recommended. Combination ticket: €10 (€7,50 for students)

‘Publishing As Practice’ is a Friday afternoon programme celebrating self-publishing in all its forms, organised as part of the series “de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs INTRODUCES…”. Together with the invited artists and designers we will explore models of production and distribution of books, printed matter, and multiple digital formats.

Discussing the new publishing culture of self-publishing, book fairs, and curated bookshops, the program with touch on oral histories, tales of resilience, language, migration and war, feminism and education, urbanism and political struggles. Publications presented address urgent contemporary issues, and bring forward the potential of publishing as practice.

PROGRAMME

Part I, 12:00 – 14:30h Self-Publishing Masterclass by Delphine Bedel

Tools for contemporary self-publishing practices, modes of operating in, and points of departure for self-publishing. Limited seats, reservation required via info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl (please reference ‘masterclass’ in your reservation).

Part II Project Presentations

15:00 – 15:20h ‘A Bed, a Chair and a Table’ Presentation by Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst Project realised within Master Design: Experimental Publishing at the Piet Zwart institute. This publication about the Poortgebouw, a former squat and vibrant living community in South Rotterdam. To book interlaces oral histories with material from various institutional and personal archives to bring together tales of resilience, political struggle, frustration and friendship as a new perspective on both Poortgebouw’s unique history and its importance in the contemporary city.

Students share insights on their practice and collaborative process to develop the publication. Conversation will cover engagement with cultural heritage and archiving practices.

15:20 – 16:00h ‘Why Publish?’ Artist talk by Delphine Bedel Bedel will discuss her practice as artist/publisher, showcasing different projects and her publishing house Meta/Books. Her principal topics of interest are media, cultural representation, feminism and the global circulation of images. She founded Meta/Books to empower creatives to self-publish. Meta/Books promotes expanded publishing practices from print to digital, questioning the way information is displayed and manipulated through the publishing process.

16:00 – 16:40h ‘NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine’ Artist talk by Mounira Al Solh Mounira Al Solh will present her recent projects for Documenta 14 and her magazine NOA (Not Only Arabic). In her studio in Beirut, over the past years Al Solh has hosted talks by artists and started NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine, a journal where artists and writers are invited to send in their thoughts, texts and images by invitation from the artist and guest-editors. NOA magazine does not get distributed and gets published on an irregular basis.

Ticket reservations possible via info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl (please reference for which part(s) you’re reserving).

The series VKBK-prijs INTRODUCES… is a component of the exhibition with the nominees for the Volkskrant Visual Art Award 2018, on view at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam until 15 April.

Biographies

Delphine Bedel is an artist, publisher, lecturer and Creative Director of Meta/Books. Bedel has contributed to the emergence of a new publishing culture that splices together photography, art, and design, and empowers a new generation of artists to self-publish.

XPUB is a two-year Media Design Master course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues within the fast changing field of art, design and cultural production.

Mounira Al Solh is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been shown internationally, such as in solo shows at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Beirut and Hamburg, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, CCA Glasgow, at the KW in Berlin, and Kunsthalle Lissabon, and most recently at the Documenta 14 and the Art Institute of Chicago.

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE With Mounira Al Solh, Delphine Bedel, Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst In collaboration with Piet Zwart... Lees verder

March 9 – March 1

TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands

Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the result of a week-long workshop led by artist Shimon Attie around the topic of empathy. Students of the Piet Zwart Institute will set-out on a journey to take a closer look at the stories hidden underneath the fabric of our personal, sociopolitical, and communal landscape within the context of Rotterdam and create new work. The exhibition is on view during the weekend.

Participating Artists: Ana Buljan Shraddha Borawake Günce Çavuşoğlu Ryan Cherewaty Dorothee Cheung Thomas Galvan Catalina Giraldo Lotte de Jong Fabian Landewee Sigrun Lydsdottir Matheline Marmy Sal Miranda Rossella Nisio Marta La Torre Rubio Szu-Yi Wang

 

 

March 9 – March 1 TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the... Lees verder

Wednesday 7 March, 18:00, Ground Floor atrium, Piet Zwart Institute, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design is pleased to announce a new lecture for its 2018 public programme.

Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe are a duo of spatial practitioners based in London. Cooking Sections was born to explore the systems that organize the world through food. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, and geopolitics. Cooking Sections have held residencies, among other places, at Delfina Foundation in London and the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale; their work has been exhibited at the 13th Sharjah Biennial, Storefront for Art & Architecture, Fiorucci Art Trust, and more. They currently lead a design studio at the Royal College of Arts.

Caption of the image: Cooking Sections, Climavore performative dinner, HNI, 2016.

Wednesday 7 March, 18:00, Ground Floor atrium, Piet Zwart Institute, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam The Master of Interior Architecture:... Lees verder

Wednesday 7 February, 18:00 Room number: W.4.320 Piet Zwart Institute  Blaak 10 3011 TA Rotterdam

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design is pleased to announce a new lecture for its 2018 public programme.

Federico Martelli is a researcher and exhibition designer at AMO/OMA in Rotterdam, where he led the design of Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, and more recently of Stedelijk BASE, a new gallery housing the Stedelijk Museum’s permanent collection.

He has also been working with Wolfgang Tillmans on several exhibitions, including his 2017 solo show at Tate Modern. Martelli is cofounder of Cookies – a Rotterdam-based collective that explores the relation between art, curation and architecture.

[Image: AMO, Stedelijk BASE, Amsterdam, 2017. Photo © Ossip van Duivenbode/oma.eu]

Wednesday 7 February, 18:00 Room number: W.4.320 Piet Zwart Institute  Blaak 10 3011 TA Rotterdam The Master of Interior Architecture: Research +... Lees verder

We are happy to announce that MMDC thesis supervisor Marloes de Valk was awarded the first edition of the Hash Award for her work developed during a Web Residency at Schloss Solitude and ZKM, April 2017.

Marloes de Valk critically examines the mechanisms and contexts of propaganda, fake news and climate change in her artistic work ranging from computer games to installations to publications, surveillance technologies and artificial intelligence. During a four-week Web Residency in 2017 on “Art & Whistleblowing”, she explored in an essayist work the strategies of industry and politics to manipulate public opinion and the role of the media, based on PR campaigns during the 1980s in the US.

In particular, juror Marisa Olson convinced the variety of media the artist uses as a “passionate and informed cultural commentator on the larger ecosystem of technological devices that includes network culture and its symptoms – from global warming to infectious surveillance states. When talking about Internet Art in 2018, it is essential to include this wider range of aesthetic, cultural and political considerations.” (Marisa Olson)

Link to the work

Link to an interview with Marloes about the residency

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Date: Opening Friday 2nd February 2018 Time: 18:00 – 21:00 , Public Presentation at 18:30 Location: Tent, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Free entry during Opening

Exhibition runs: 02.02.2018 – 22.04.2018 Cost: €5.00full/€2.50concession Gallery entry

Experimental Publishing would like to invite you to the opening “The Temporary Autonomous Bureau”, a project by some of their 1st and 2nd year students and part of “Rotterdam Cultural Histories” series co-organized by TENT Gallery and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art.

Rotterdam Cultural Histories #13, The Temporary Autonomous Bureau is a space for researching, discussing and mapping interpretations of autonomy in cultural or social projects within the city of Rotterdam. We are inhabitants of the the Poortgebouw, a historical living community on the Maas River, and students from the Experimental Publishing Master at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Situated in TENT, we turned a space into a temporary office. We will use the space to carry on with the research on the history of the Poortgebouw, following two projects from 2017, “The Autonomous Archive” and “A Bed, A Chair and A Table”.

The Poortgebouw is a 37 year old organisation that hosts cultural activities, as well as a living community of 30 people. During these years it has offered space for self-organised events and projects, acted as a residence for guests, artists and musicians, and provided a living and working space for different generations of people from all over the world. The building was first squatted in 1980 and got legalized. The legalization was made possible through the renovation of the building, which turned it into a livable space. The dedication of the first group of inhabitants also led to the establishing of the Vereniging Poortgebouw.

In the timeframe of three months we will use this space to organize a series of temporary events that will map the existing independent strategies of self-organization in the city. At the same time, the public will have the access to parts of the fragmented Poortgebouw archive. The “Temporary Autonomous Bureau” serves as meeting point for semi-institutional and semi-public experiences, discourse and interventions.

How can independent organizations maintain agency in a city where institutionalization of cultural and living spaces is the rule?

Is it possible to organize a sustainable, non-hierarchical and organized socio-cultural project, through collaborative bottom-up practices?

Can a certain degree of openness and autonomy be maintained in the management of a self-organized social and cultural project?

For more information see here We are looking forward to see you at the opening of our bureau! We will keep you updated with our upcoming talks and workshop.

“The Temporary Autonomous Bureau” are Giulia de Giovanelli, Naomi de Wit, Philippa Driest, Angeliki Diakrousi, Alice Strete and Thanos Kaltsamis

Date: Opening Friday 2nd February 2018 Time: 18:00 – 21:00 , Public Presentation at 18:30 Location: Tent, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Free... Lees verder

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations;

Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The Netherlands

During our annual Open Day, staff and students are present for questions and presentations. The studio spaces will be open, and it is also possible to visit the workshop facilities located at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Master Fine Art will be present for questions and presentations, and have Open Studios. Their location is at Karel Doormanhof 45.

Staff and students of the Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Master Media Design: Lens-Based, Master Education in Arts, and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design will be presenting and available for questions across the 4th floor of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Wijnhaven 61. As mentioned, this location is also home to the workshop facilities of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open.

We strongly encourage you to apply early due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, Dutch IND regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding.

February 1, 2018: First review of completed applications for non-EU and EU applicants.

March 1, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for non-EU applicants. Second review for completed applications for EU applicants.

May 15, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for EU applicants.

Once a committee has reviewed your completed application, you may be contacted for an interview. Interviews will start as early as end of February and carry on up until the May 15 deadline.

Image credit: Aad Hoogendoorn.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations; Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The... Lees verder

Wednesday 24 January, 18:00 Room BL.01.i 

Piet Zwart Institute  Blaak 10 3011 TA Rotterdam

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design is pleased to announce a new lecture for its 2018 public programme.

Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss designer and researcher living in the Netherlands. Her studio Technoflesh investigates the representation of identity without a body, the digitisation of biomass, and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects. Recently, e-flux architecture published her essay “SimFactory”; her short film The Fragility of Life premiered at Impakt Festival in Utrecht.

[Image: Video still from The Fragility of Life, 2017]

Wednesday 24 January, 18:00 Room BL.01.i  Piet Zwart Institute  Blaak 10 3011 TA Rotterdam The Master of Interior Architecture: Research +... Lees verder