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Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based News

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

We are happy to announce the launch of Special Issue #9: The Library Is Open. Date: Thursday June 20th, 2019 Location: Leeszaal West |... Lees verder

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.

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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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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.

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Date: Saturday, 02 March 2019

Time: 11:00 – 17:30, closing ceremony 20:30 /21:00 VR and Vjing

PZI screenings: 13:30 – 14:45

Location: Eye Filmmuseum, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

Eye on Art’s Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films (including remixes) from Eye’s collection. Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms.

The programme of the day:

11.00 Rietveld Academy Wildness

12:15 Sandberg Institute Catalogue

13:30 Piet Zwart Institute Disobedient Narratives

14:45 Leiden University Cinematic Reflections

16:00 St. Joost Academy Unintended

17:15 KABK Cinema as a Dream

The best curated programme and the best work will be awarded by a student jury and a jury of Eye film professionals in a closing ceremony at 20.30.

At 21.00 the VJ Academy will close the day with the programme “Spacechangers” including 3D projection mapping, VR and Vjing.

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Disobedient Narratives

From the smooth surface of chaos, to the purple hues of desert; from a day at the news stand, to a day of the troop’s return; from a poem to a memory to a dream to a failure to recall. A television breaks. A bell rings. A photograph becomes a moving image. What happens? Where will the dark pulses send us? Whose wistful whisper fills our skin with regret?

In this program of sixteen short films, makers from the Piet Zwart Institute interpret non-linearity on the screen. Fragments adhere. Entities emerge. Silence begets curiosity before reality shatters again. As the hour forks into a universe of thoughts and experiences: do we follow the command, or do we shut our eyes?

From the smooth surface of chaos, to the purple hues of desert. From a day at a neighbourhood news stand, to a day of the troop’s return; a poem to a memory, to a dream to a failure to recall. A television breaks. A bell rings. A photograph becomes a moving image. What happens? Where will the dark pulses send us? Whose wistful whisper fills our skin with regret?

In this program of sixteen short films, makers from the Piet Zwart Institute interpret non-linearity on the screen. Fragments adhere. Entities emerge. Silence begets curiosity before reality shatters again. As the hour forks into a universe of thoughts and experiences: do we follow the command, or do we shut our eyes?

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More details to be found here: https://www.eyefilm.nl/film/agenda/2019-03-02

Image credit: Andreas Drosdz

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Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 Time: 19:30 – 21:30 Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25  |  3015 CB Rotterdam Entrance:  Free [please reserve a seat]

(◕‿◕) Take your time to reflect on this: Are you doing what you truly want to do? (◕‿◕)      ị̞͍s̯̩̠ ̴̩͉̫̗͇ț̠ͅh̪̼̟̪̕i͠s͎̝̩̯̩̠ ̗̘̰̟̩͕p̻̘͙͓á̩̭r̳͚͕̘͖ṯ̤̼͔͖ͅ ̜̱o̯̩̦̗̮̖̣f ̺͝y̥͡o̧̺͚͉̠͙̗ͅu̧̜͖̥r̸̘ ̹̤͙̳j̴̙̗o̵̼̲͉͖̮b̥͖͘ ͕͓ḏ̷̩e̫s͖̭͕̙̱͉ć̖͉̯̙̫̪r̶̠i̖p̨̜t̨̼͓ͅi͖͈͇͙͞o͏̹̠̬̻n͍̩͇̱͞?       (◕‿◕)  If happiness is a currency, how rich do you think you are?  (◕‿◕)        ♪♬ ғɪx ᴡᴏʙʙʟʏ ᴏғғɪᴄᴇ ғᴜʀɴɪᴛᴜʀᴇ ʙʏ ᴜsɪɴɢ ᴏʟᴅ ᴄᴅs ᴛᴏ ᴀᴠᴏɪᴅ ᴡᴏʙʙʟᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴘᴇᴛ. ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʟsᴏ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ɢʀᴇᴀᴛ ᴄᴏᴀsᴛᴇʀs. ♪♬

A shady corporation is trying to take control of a fluid, chaotic global market. Workers surrender themselves to a seductive new device called Iris, which purports to enlighten them and unleash the real power of the entrepreneurial self. Iris is designed to help full-time, part-time and zero-time employees cope with the complexity of modern life, divulging secrets of the precarious worker, of autonomy and maximum efficiency through a new magic formula contained in the meaning of Life Hacks. But… anonymous cyber-pirates are exploiting the device to rouse a cry of rebellion against this oppressive society of self-management. Discover the paradox buried deep within Iris, where autonomy leads to subjugation, and subjugation appears as freedom.

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) program of the Piet Zwart Institute invites you to the third event of the Life Hacks series. Following the launch of ‘Ten Theses on Life Hacks’, XPUB’s 7th Special Issue is a further step of an inquiry into the meaning of Life Hacks. XPUB welcomes you to experience a personal session with Iris, and discover your limitless potential to succeed.

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— Iris — Version 0.5

Contributors: Gill Baldwin, Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Biyi Wen, Bohye Woo, Silvio Lorusso, Aymeric Mansoux, André Castro, Steve Rushton, Michael Murtaugh, Leslie Robbins. Produced and published by the Experimental Publishing (XPUB) program of the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, December 2018. A collaboration between the Research Department of Het Nieuwe Instituut and XPUB.

Life Hacks is part of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s fellowship program around the theme of ‘burn out’. As 2017 fellow Ramon Amaro states, “on the one hand, to ‘burn out’ is to stall, break, or become otherwise unusable. In other words, processes, procedure and participation simply stop working. On the other hand, ‘burn out’ is an opportunity to break open, promote action and catalyse change towards new structures and relations.” Life Hacks manifests in a series of gatherings that respond to this ambivalence by exploring the approaches and techniques adopted to design or redesign life against the backdrop of growing precarity and an intensified entrepreneurial regime. Together with theorists, practitioners and XPUB, the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute, Life Hacks looks into the tensions and releases that emerge from the constant reinvention and progressive self-optimization necessary to inhabit public and private space, manage time and productivity, and tweak one’s own thoughts and feelings.

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Info here

Image credit: Life Hacks: Introducing Iris (XPUB Special Issue #07)

Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 Time: 19:30 – 21:30 Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25  |  3015 CB Rotterdam Entrance:  Free... Lees verder

The Piet Zwart Institute will be open for new applications starting on December 1, 2018.

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

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for non-EU applicants and priority deadline for EU applicants. May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants. Open house: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10am–3pm

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 five master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media, 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.

As an educational institute the notion of “making public” is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

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Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018 Time: 19.30 – 21.30 Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25  |  3015 CB Rotterdam

Free entrance, registration via Tickets, register here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-life-hacks-time-52607017004

What did time look like before the uniformity brought by networked devices? Is the circadian rhythm obsolete? How is software shaping and in turn being shaped by different understandings of temporality? What if wasting time on videogames is actually a productive and edifying habit?

With a remote contribution by Italian designer Michele Galluzzo, and together with Dutch designer Rik Laging, “neurophysical designer” Luis Rodil-Fernandez, a delegation of the Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation (Hans Lammerant, Mia Melvaer and Martino Morandi) and  XPUB (the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute), we will tackle these and more questions during an evening dedicated both to the malleability and rigidity of time.

Contributors

Rik Laging (NL) is a graphic designer whose work engages with the clichés and cultures surrounding digital, more specifically, videogame culture. In his recent graduation work at the KABK (Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague) he made a video series of experiences that re-contextualizes/visits the stigma of videogames. This is done through the telling of different yet equally relatable social case studies that are home to the gaming culture of today. Currently Rik is working as freelance graphic designer and is also in frequent collaboration with fine artist Thijs Jaeger.

Michele Galluzzo (IT) attended the Master of Design science and communication at the ISIA Urbino. In 2018 he got the PhD in Design Sciences at Iuav University of Venice, with a research titling Are graphic designers still lead players? Advertising in Italy 1965 – 1985. Over the years he has held courses and lectures at the ACCA Academy of Jesi, the University of Architecture and Design of Ascoli Piceno, the CFP Bauer of Milan, the IED in Turin, the IUAV of Venice, the NABA in Milan, the Politecnico of Milan and the UNIBZ of Bolzano. Member of the editorial board of the international graphic design magazine “Progetto grafico” (AIAP Edizioni), he currently works in Milan as a graphic designer and researcher.

Luis Rodil-Fernández has studied Computer Science and years later went back to school to obtain a BA in Fine Art, continuing with a masters degree in ArtScience. In his work he proposes a critical approach to human-computer interactions and the way humans use technology to communicate with each other.

Hans Lammerant, Mia Melvaer and Martino Morandi contributed to the Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation (2018), which was collectively produced as an outcome of the Techno-Galactic Software Observatory (Brussels, 2017). This guide proposes several ways to achieve critical distance from the seemingly endless software systems that surround us. It offers practical and fantastical tools for the tactical (mis)use of software, empowering/enabling users to resist embedded paradigms and assumptions. It is a collection of methods for approaching software, experiencing its myths and realities, its risks and benefits.

Life Hacks

Life Hacks is part of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s fellowship program around the theme of ‘burn-out’. As 2017 fellow Ramon Amaro states, “on the one hand, to ‘burn out’ is to stall, break, or become otherwise unusable. In other words, processes, procedure and participation simply stop working. On the other hand, ‘burn out’ is an opportunity to break open, promote action and catalyse change towards new structures and relations.”

Life Hacks manifests in a series of gatherings that respond to this ambivalence by exploring the approaches and techniques adopted to design or redesign life against the backdrop of growing precarity and an intensified entrepreneurial regime. Together with theorists, practitioners and XPUB, the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute, Life Hacks looks into the tensions and releases that emerge from the constant reinvention and progressive self-optimization necessary to inhabit public and private space, manage time and productivity, and tweak one’s own thoughts and feelings.

Life Hacks is curated by Silvio Lorusso, and jointly organized by HNI’s Research Department and XPUB.

Info here: https://burnout.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/activities/life-hacks-time

FB event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2075120689175796/

image credit: Life Hacks: Time Rik Laging

Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018 Time: 19.30 – 21.30 Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25  |  3015 CB Rotterdam Free entrance,... Lees verder