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Piet Zwart Institute

Piet Zwart Institute

We are happy to announce the launch of Special Issue #9: The Library Is Open.

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2019 Location: Leeszaal West | Rijnhoudtplein 3 | Rotterdam Time: 13:30-18:00

Schedule:

13:30 Introduction 14:00 Session 1 15:00 Break 15:30 Session 2 16:30 Sharing moment and wrap up 17:00 End

*Registration is not necessary, as on arrival you will be assigned to two workshops. After the first session there will be a short break, after which the second session of workshops will begin. At the end of the event we’ll have a moment to share the outcomes of the workshops all together. We’d like you to attend both sessions if possible, in order to maximise the experience.

The event is divided into three parallel workshops which will be held twice, giving participants the opportunity to encounter different experiences:

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The Library Is Open invites you to an afternoon of workshops that make the operations within libraries visible. Join us in exploring the actions and roles of legal and extra-legal libraries (municipal, pirate, academic, +++), their custodians, and the public that form a community around collections of texts.

The event is divided into three parallel workshops which will be held twice, giving participants the opportunity to encounter different experiences:

Marginal Conversations

We read texts, and write notes in the margins; usually in private, isolated from other readers. We come across texts with others’ notes on them; the author unknown, their thoughts obscure. What happens when we share our notes, vocalise and perform them?

In this workshop… we’ll read, annotate and discuss an open letter which asks for pirate library practices to come out from the shadows. We’ll read aloud and perform parts of the text, enriched by our doubts, sympathies, tensions and diverse understandings. We’ll personalise the text, opening it up for collective conversations. Our voices will occupy the space and leave traces on the text and in the library.

Knowledge in Action

Through role play you will perform the activities crucial to the sustenance of libraries. You will interpret and reimagine the actors that take part in knowledge production and distribution, such as the librarian, the researcher, the pirate, the publisher, the reader, the writer, the student, the copyist, the printer.

The workshop consists of three activities where different scenarios shift your accustomed perspective to start common dialogues. Put yourselves in the shoes of the librarian, imagine together a reading space, and contest the morality of knowledge proprietization.

Blurry boundaries

Select, annotate, analyze, scan, correct, digitize, print, read, transfer, erase, encode, curate, hack, interface, work, copy…

How do we reveal the hidden labour involved in these processes? What libraries become possible when you transform physical books into digital files, and vice versa?

In this workshop you will be a librarian converting books into machine readable files, a process involving tools, time and choices.

The Library Is Open is a participatory event developed by the Piet Zwart Institute’s Experimental Publishing program as part of the research project Special Issue #9: Interfacing the Law, in partnership with Constant. Interfacing the Law is a recurring thematic project which looks at how publishing practices develop in accordance, or in dissonance with legal frameworks.

Contributors:

Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Femke Snelting, Biyi Wen, Bohye Woo

Special thanks to:

Bodó Balázs, Dušan Barok, Anita Burato, André Castro, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Martino Morandi, Leslie Robbins, Steve Rushton, Amy Suo Wu, Eva Weinmayr

Special Issues

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The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the PZI offers a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The PZI Master programs are dedicated to promoting study and research in art, design, and art              education, and share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political contexts of their respective fields.

During the period July 11-14 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

This year Interior Architecture: Research + Design will exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building. Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media—will also exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building. Master Education in Arts will be staging their symposium Pedagogy of Insist_ence on Saturday 13 July 11.00-18.00. at TENT., Witte de With street 50. Find out more info here. Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing will be hosting their graduation festival—Upsetting Settings—on Friday 12 July 19:00-22:00 with workshops on Saturday 13 July 11:00-14:00 at WORM’s UBIK and SLASH GALLERY, Boomgaardsstraat 69. Find out more info here. Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art will be staging the exhibition Midnight Sunburn contributing to Neuhaus at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25. Performances in the building and its surroundings will take place throughout the four days of the exhibition. Find out more info here.

The results of two years of Master level practice based research for a total of around 60 students. We invite you to come and share this celebration of the research and practice fostered at the Piet Zwart Institute.

More information coming soon!

For details and opening times: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2019 PZI website: http://www.pzwart.nl/ Contact: pzwart-info@hr.nl

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MIASMA II is the Showcase for film and video work by current Masters students from Royal College of Art (London) and the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam).

Time: Friday, 31 May 2019, 6 pm Location: 504 Ridgway Rd, Brixton, London Admission: Free

Facing the challenges of the present, creativity can be a positive force, producing clarity amongst modernity’s storm. How emerging artists respond is of paramount importance, acting as a cultural lighthouse on the shores of our hopeful futures. Documenting, dissecting and gluing life back together in the form of inspiring, thought-provoking films is our way of navigating the turbulent waters of today. Sacrificing – curing – cleansing. MIASMA.

Following the success of our first MIASMA screening during the International Film Festival Rotterdam, we are ready for the second round. Taking to the streets of London, we will screen a selection of works by master’s students from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (Lens Based Media, Experimental Publishing, Fine Arts, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Education in Arts) and Moving Image from Royal College of Art, London. MIASMA II will feature a diverse range of works – from documentation, docu-fiction, performances to experimental films and animation – all responding to a unique slice of today’s chaotic reality.

www.miasma.eu @miasma.eu

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Loophole a site-specific exhibition

Do we honor the physicality offered by the architectural space holding us, or instead become absorbed in exposing its gaps, slits or holes?

We, 1st-year students at MIARD of the Piet Zwart Institute, were tasked with reading the space of Roodkapje, a multidisciplinary platform in Rotterdam, through the development of a type of “architectural code.” Our process unfolded into teasing out various kinds of loopholes in an effort to forge a new connection with the given spatial conditions.

A handful of the works deal with looking outside of the space towards some unknown or unaccounted-for feeling, connecting the present to other landscapes, realities, and timelines. These act as various escapes; to a soft sunset view, a structurally impossible space, portals or thresholds. In this sense, Loophole rejects confinement by the interior, acknowledging the current technological trajectory across fluid spatial realities.

Other works call attention to the structure of looping processes: simulating, replicating or exaggerating the relations we hold with quotidian technology – feeding a loop or disrupting one. Animistic chairs that carry their own conversations, physical versions of digital interfaces that delay the expected and exposes – highlighting our digital addiction within once private enclaves.

Are we in the space or looking at spaces? By seeking out these loopholes within the accepted codes of the average space, we expand and rethink upon these systems. Climbing out on the other side…maybe we end up back where we started.

Designers: Mirela Atanassova, Jitivi Banthaisong, Saskia de Fabritiis, Ingmar König, Young Ji Lee, Philippa Lorenzen, Ceci Sariol, Yiyang Liu, Julia Lowinska, Hedvig Maria Koertz Mikkelsen, Ricardo Nemeye Van Wijk, Vera Schneider, Mateusz Tkaczeń, Mao Zhang

Colophon: Tutors: Andrea Bagnato, Daphne Heemskerk, Olivier Otten, Selina Parr, Lara Tolman, Füsun Türetken Planning: Ingmar König Text: Hedvig Maria Koertz, Ceci Sariol Social Media: Julia Lowinska Booklet: Philippa Lorenzen, Vera Schneider, Saskia de Fabritiis Visual Identity: Ricardo Nemeye Van Wijk Course Director: Alex Augusto Suárez Course Coordinator: Zoraïma Hupkes

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Date: Friday, 15 May, 2019

Location: Concertzaal, Collegezaal K4.04, Room K4.03 | ArtEZ, Arnhem

Start: 13:00 – 13:30

We traveled from home to home by bicycle, setting up homeservers. As friends and companions on this Infrastructour, we studied our routers over drinks served by our hosts. Where possible we installed our servers in our homes, in other cases we had to depend on another member of the group. While self-hosting together we questioned our understandings of networks, autonomy, online publishing and social infrastructures, where each of us departed from a different question. We would like to share our personal (yet interconnected) routes with you, tell you a story, present our web- and printed zines, and invite you to explore our homebrewed network.

https://issue.xpub.nl/08/

Contributors: Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Biyi Wen, Bohye Woo, Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends, Lídia Pereira, André Castro, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Steve Rushton, Leslie Robbins. Brought to you by the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute, and Varia, Centre for Everyday Technology, Rotterdam, April 2019. Find the entire program here: the programme is here:

http://networkcultures.org/makingpublic/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2019/05/190503BOOKLET_UP.pdf

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The reader Class Running in Circles was produced in the context of the thematic seminar Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Education, which took place from September until December 2018. Each chapter of this reader is a response of the Master of Education in Arts students to the problematics put in the center during the seminar’s kick-off: a three-day visit to the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. We don’t need another hero.

An important point of focus in this were the potentials of and possibilities towards alternative modes of knowledge production. As the curatorial team of the Berlin Biennale states, it is important to refuse seduction “by unyielding knowledge systems and historical narratives that contribute to the creation of toxic subjectivities. We are interested in different configurations of knowledge and power that enable contradictions and complications.”

Starting from their unique contexts and positions as educators, artists or designers, thinkers and citizens, the students addressed the question: What are the mechanisms and languages of different or ‘other’ configurations of knowledge? And how can we practice them? The biennale inspired us to search answers to this question by disturbing our own habit of producing the meaning. Through insecurity in and disturbance of the conventional know-how, this publication is a students’ query for possible ways of teaching and for learning conditions that allow validation of multiple ‘others’ to be part of creating knowledge narratives. They made a conscious choice to publish it in a digital format so that it could be easily shared with others.

We would like to express our gratitude to the people who shared with us their thoughts, practices and struggles and without whom this reader would not be possible: the director and curator of the Mediation of the 10th Berlin Biennale Mona Jas, a member of the Biennale’s curatorial team Thiago de Paula Souza, and artist Khadidiatou Bangoura.

You can find the publication online below:

CLASS RUNNING IN CIRCLES

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The Master Education in Arts welcomes enthusiastic and engaged educators/tutors in the field of secondary, vocational and higher art and design education, museum educators and artists and designers with an interest in pedagogical practices. We welcome cultural professionals working in- as well as outside an institutional environment (workshops, labs, et cetera), because we think that in these kind of collaborations and interdisciplinarities, the education of the future will take shape. The relation between practice and theory is a central feature of the programme, as well as focusing on pivotal contemporary developments and issues in art/design education. We devote attention to pedagogy, cultural theory, digital cultures and transdisciplinarity (STEAM education), education philosophy, museum education, maker education, participatory/public practices, and so forth. In 2019-2020 we intend to particularly focus on maker education, interdisciplinarity (art-science-technology) in secondary education, collective participatory/public practices, as well as inclusivity in education.

De Master Education in Arts staat open voor enthousiaste en geëngageerde docenten uit het middelbaar onderwijs, MBO, hoger kunst en designonderwijs en uit de museumeducatie en biedt ook ruimte aan kunstenaars en ontwerpers met een educatieve / experimentele praktijk. We besteden aandacht aan zowel de binnenschoolse educatie als de buitenschoolse educatie (labs, maker spaces), omdat we denken dat in deze interdisciplinariteit het onderwijs van de toekomst vorm zal krijgen. De relatie tussen theorie en praktijk staat centraal in ons programma en het verkennen van de belangrijkste thema’s en vraagstukken in het kunstonderwijs. Daarbij besteden we aandacht aan pedagogiek, hedendaagse ontwikkelingen in kunst en design, culturele theorie, digitale cultuur en transdisciplinariteit (STEAM onderwijs), educatiefilosofie, maker education, museum educatie en participatieve kunst- en werkvormen. In 2019-2020 sporen we docenten uit het middelbaar onderwijs en MBO die geïnteresseerd zijn in maker education en de verbinding tussen kunst, wetenschap en technologie, aan om zich aan te melden.

Information about how to apply can be found here. If you have any questions please contact our course coordinator: demsm@hr.nl.

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The Lisbon Architecture Triennale association announces a partnership with MIARD (Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design) – Piet Zwart Institute, in the context of 2019’s edition “The Poetics of Reason.”

Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli taught at MIARD as invited design tutors in 2018, guiding students’ work on the topic of the spatialization of mental processes. Fabrizi and Lucarelli are curators of “Inner Space,” one of the five main exhibitions of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019, and the series of architectural works that MIARD students produced under their guidance now constitute an essential contribution to the exhibition. The students’ work will be on display at MNAC – Museu do Chiado, throughout the Triennale in Lisbon, from October 2019 until January 2020.

The opening of this 5th edition will take place between 3 and 5 October. For additional information, visit www.trienaldelisboa.com

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Date: Thursday, 04 April 2019

Location: Varia, Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam

Description: Dear guest, We traveled from home to home by bicycle, setting up homeservers. As friends and companions on this Infrastructour, we studied our routers over drinks served by our hosts. Where possible we installed our servers in our homes, in other cases we had to depend on another member of the group. While self-hosting together we questioned our understandings of networks, autonomy, online publishing and social infrastructures, where each of us departed from a different question. We would like to share our personal (yet interconnected) routes with you, tell you a story, present our web- and printed zines, and invite you to explore our homebrewed network

Entrance: Free Start: 19:00

https://issue.xpub.nl/08/ 

Contributors: Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Biyi Wen, Bohye Woo, Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends, Lídia Pereira, André Castro, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Steve Rushton, Leslie Robbins.

Brought to you by the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute, and Varia, Centre for Everyday Technology, Rotterdam, April 2019.

Date: Thursday, 04 April 2019 Location: Varia, Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam Description: Dear guest, We traveled from home to home by bicycle, setting... Lees verder

The Piet Zwart Institute admits candidates on a rolling basis from December 2018 to May 2019, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. May 1st is the final deadline for applications for the academic year 2019-2021 (for European and Dutch applicants only). The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment. We have four master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Master Lens-Based Media, Master Experimental Publishing and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of the academy, while simultaneously valuing speculative spaces for reflection and knowledge building that is made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

If you would like to apply for one of the programs of the Piet Zwart Institute, please follow the link to our online application tool.

Image: Michaela Lakova.

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