Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Friday 19 January, 12:00–13:30 Room number: W.4.320, 4th floor

Piet Zwart Institute Wijnhaven 61 3011 WJ Rotterdam The Netherlands

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design is delighted to announce the first lecture of the new public programme for 2018.

Hilary Sample is an award-winning architect and cofounder of MOS Architects, an architecture firm based in New York City. MOS won the MoMA PS1 competition in 2009, and have subsequently built a number of residential, educational and housing projects. They also participated in several exhibitions including the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Hilary Sample wrote the book Maintenance Architecture (MIT Press, 2016), and is associate professor at Columbia GSAPP. In this lecture she will talk about MOS’s approach to designing houses.

This lecture was made possible with the kind support of Het Nieuwe Instituut, The Berlage, and e-flux architecture, within the ‘Architecture and Representation’ series.

Caption for image: House, No. 11, Corridor House | MOS Architects

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Piet Zwart Institute Wijnhaven 61 3011 WJ Rotterdam The Netherlands

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

The interior represents a complex play of political, social, cultural and economic forces. Departing from a set disciplinary framework and turning to the notion of a continuous interior, this lecture series offers the possibility to imagine a space of the otherwise.

The series is an initiative by Andrea Bagnato and Füsun Türetken to encourage conversations on design-led research and to present a diversity of voices from across the discipline.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and will take place at Piet Zwart Institute.

Hilary Sample January 19, 12pm Hilary Sample co-founded with Michael Meredith MOS Architects, a New York-based practice that has built an acclaimed series of houses, as well as schools and other buildings. She is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Simone C. Niquille January 24, 6pm Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss designer and researcher living in the Netherlands. Her studio Techno esh investigates the representation of identity without a body, the digitisation of biomass, and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects. Recently, her short lm ‘The Fragility of Life’ premiered at Impakt Festival in Utrecht.

Federico Martelli February 7, 6pm 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. He has also been working with the photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, and is the cofounder of the collective Cookies.

Cooking Sections March 7, 6pm 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.

Laura Herman March 21, 6pm Laura Herman is a curator and writer whose work focuses on spatial infrastructure, organisational models, and a ective architectures. She is curatorial and production coordinator at La Loge (a space in Brussels dedicated to contemporary art, architecture, and theory), and has recently co-curated the exhibition ‘Natural Capital. And Counter Stories of the Archipelago’ at Bozar.

Shumi Bose April 18, 6pm Shumi Bose in an architectural writer, historian and educator. In 2016 she was co-curator of ‘Home Economics’, the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. She teaches at Central Saint Martins and at the Architectural Association in London.

Saskia Noor van Imhoff May 16, 6pm Saskia Noor van Imho is an artist living and working in Amsterdam. Her work uses installation to engage with the arrangements and hierarchies of art institutions in order to propose new connections between art and the everyday. She has been shortlisted for the Prix de Rome 2017.

Joseph Grima date to be announced Joseph Grima is creative director of Design Academy Eindhoven and director of Ideas City, an initiative by the New Museum. He co-founded the design research studio Space Caviar, and has previously been artistic director of the rst Chicago Architecture Biennial, editor-in-chief of ‘Domus’ magazine, and director of Storefront for Art and Architecture.

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Date: Tuesday November 28 2017, 19.00 Location: deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp Admission: free, but registration is requested:

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Work shown in this exhibition stands in dialogue with the nature of drawing as presented in the exhibition ‘Drawing Ambience, Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association.’ Students from the Piet Zwart Institute, Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design program reconsider drawing as a form of spatial inquiry across time, context, and technique.

Each drawing looks to explore a space that denotes tension between visible and invisible, interior and landscape, reality and fiction. Designers have been searching for various unorthodox representations of (interior)space. Drawings behave like instruments with which to depict ambient attributes.

Designers Claudia Cañizares, Marta Latorre Rubio, Theodora Kalamatianou, Francesco Mottola, Livia Stacchini, Szu-Yi Wang

Visit the Flanders Architecture Institute webpage.

Caption for image: an excerpt from Francesco Mottola, Outside of the grid, Print on paper, 170 cm x 110 cm

 

Date: Tuesday November 28 2017, 19.00 Location: deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp Admission: free, but registration is... Lees verder

Congratulations to MIARD students Claudia Cañizares, Thomas Galvan, Livia Stacchini.

These designers are invited by Kenniscentrum Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam to publicly present and exhibit their speculative projects of future spaces of consumption as part of Hogeschool Rotterdam’s externally funded research project ‘Retail Innovation Rotterdam’. Creating 010 is a transdisciplinary design-inclusive Research Center enabling citizens, students and creative industry making the future of Rotterdam.

The designs by Claudia, Thomas and Livia include: a vision for using recycled plastic as a currency in a city, a shopping center for robots and humans, and a fast-food restaurant serving insect kebab from its in-house insect farm.

Each student will obtain a substantial production budget and be an official part of the final research outcome presentation of Retail Innovation Rotterdam in 2018.

https://www.hogeschoolrotterdam.nl/onderzoek/kenniscentra/creating-010/over-het-kenniscentrum/

 

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Time: Wednesday, November 15 at 18h Location: Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam. Large project space, 4th floor. Admission: Free

This talk will present research where questions of interior and interiority are posed in relation to contemporary conditions of living, inhabitation, subjectivity and pedagogy through: a practice of designing with a curatorial inflection attending to arrangements (and rearrangements) of spatial, temporal and material relations; a practice of supervising PhD creative practice research candidates; and a practice of teaching interior design.

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Suzie Attiwill is associate professor, Interior Design, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Since 1991, her practice has involved exhibition design, curatorial work, writing and teaching. Previous roles include: artistic director, Craft Victoria; chair, West Space Artist Led Initiative; chair, IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association) and executive editor, IDEA Journal. Recent publications include: ‘interiorizt’, The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design (2013); ‘urban + interior’, IDEA Journal (2015); ‘Framing – ?interior’, Practising with Deleuze. Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy (2017).

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Caption for image: Cover, The Interior, 1991 – a magazine produced by the Interior Design program, RMIT University

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The MIARD T4 design studio ‘Showing and Producing Architecture’ run by Marta M Roy Torrecilla, is focus this trimester on exhibit design -and more precisely on exhibiting architecture- as a spatial practice to display and produce content. An essential part of the course is the contribution the students will do in November for the exhibition ‘Drawing Ambience. Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association’ curated by Riet Eeckhout and Arnaud Hendrickx at deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus in Antwerp.

If at the heart of any exhibition is the notion of communication, coming October 25th session will take the form of an open discussion forum where students will have to reflect on their curatorial strategies and the intended message of their designs. Marina Otero Verzier, Director or Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, will share her experience and knowledge on exhibition models, curatorial practices, social experiments, as well as their legacy and political implications. https://research-development.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/seminar-architecture-exhibitions-and-politics-temporal

BIO Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, where she leads research initiatives such as ‘Automated Landscapes,’ focusing on the emerging architectures of automated labour, and ‘Architecture of Appropriation,’ on squatting as spatial practice.

Otero is the curator of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2018. And with the After Belonging Agency, she was Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, which addressed the implications of architecture in contemporary processes of displacement and identity construction. From 2011-2015 Otero was based in New York, where she was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, a global network of research laboratories for exploring the future of the built environment, which was launched by the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in 2008.

Her work, recently awarded by The Graham Foundation, Design Trust, and the FAD Thought and Criticism Award, has been published in different books and journals. Otero has co-edited Promiscuous Encounters (GSAPP Books, 2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (Dpr-Barcelona, 2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (Lars Müller Publishers, 2016).

She currently teaches at ETSA Madrid and Royal College of Art in London. Otero studied architecture at TU Delft and ETSA Madrid. In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. She completed her PhD at ETSAM in 2016. Her thesis ‘Evanescent Institutions’ examines the emergence of a new paradigms for cultural institutions, and in particular the political implications of temporal and itinerant structures.

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Drawing Ambience Exhibition, Opening October 24

MIARD Exhibition, Opening November 28 MIARD deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus student workshops, September 20 MIARD students exhibit new design work as part of a parallel series of exhibits and events with the international exhibition ‘Drawing Ambience’ holding 50 drawings of the Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association collection.

The exhibitions take place at deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp. Flanders Architecture Institute, deSingel International Arts Campus in collaboration with KULeuven and Piet Zwart Institute, MIARD. Curation and scenography: Riet Eeckhout and Arnaud Hendrickx

More information found on the Flanders Architecture Institute website

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Location: Het Nieuwe Institute

Opening Hours: Opening Night, Thursday June 29, 6.30-9.30 June 30 – July 2, 11.00-5.00

Designers: Sofia Angelopoulou, Alejandra Calderón, Maria Duarte, Merle Flügge, Nancy Katri, Samira Müller, Agnese Pellino, Sanne van der Ploeg, Bhoomchaya Prakongpetch, Nao Sakamoto, Matteo Sandigliano, Jadranka Sic Gamarra, Katarzyna Skorupska, Michaela Vilucchi

“You are asked to remember that we are in a moment after Architecture (…), and to work accordingly.” Thus MOS Architects challenge the current with their manual  “Office Policy.” For the fourteen graduation projects on display at the fifth floor of Het Nieuwe Institute, we ask you to remember we are past ‘interior architecture’ and to look accordingly.

During this exhibition, international designers from the Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design [MIARD], Piet Zwart Institute, present projects that acknowledge “the multiplicity of genres, which we should playfully subvert,” to quote MOS Architects once more. Together, the projects are contributions to sketch new, expanded disciplinary narratives.

Whether serious proposals or intellectual dreamscapes, satirical reversals of roles or poetical explorations of materials and means of production, these projects all share the inclination to subvert. They question standard perceptions of design, architecture, social and cultural contexts; a line is more than a border.

This exhibition is a gathering of multidisciplinary design research projects that engage with contemporary positions on ‘the interior’ and the production of space. Here design as research is viewed as circulating along numerous pathways and scales, from the local to the global, from objects to observers, from attitude to architecture – carving a multifarious space to consider other forms of practice.

Please visit our exhibition website

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PIET ZWART INSTITUTE MASTER OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: RESEARCH + DESIGN [MIARD] ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY ROTTERDAM UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 JUNE 2017 START DATE: December 1, 2017

The Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design [MIARD] is inviting applicants for a newly established position as a postgraduate teacher of design with a strong focus on contemporary spatial and artistic practice with a multidisciplinary approach. An interest in materials, objects and craft is a plus.

We offer an international, professional and critical educational environment. The job involves a high degree of responsibility, contributory influence and the opportunity to make your mark working with talented students and staff on the production of space and design research.  We value good collegial collaboration with scope for mutual inspiration and professional conversation.  The post holder reports directly to the Course Director, and she or he would work collaboratively with other tutors within our integrated curriculum structure.

Our international program offers students a unique Master level multidisciplinary design-research education with a critical and experimental focus on the complex and developing field of Interior Architecture. For more information on the program visit: pzwart.nl/interior-architecture-research-design

Responsibilities Include 

Development of a multidisciplinary postgraduate design-research project. Design studio leadership. The teacher meets with students one-day a week from January to June (7 months) Organize relevant guest lecturers, critics, public talks, collaborations and/or excursions that are course related Productive, collegial teamwork, active participation in program activities Course administration, program staff meetings and coordination with staff Co-supervise yearly activities related to publication and exhibition Supervision, assessments, archiving course and student work Contribution to the growing reputation and profile of the program

Qualification Requirements  

Experience teaching at a postgraduate level Curriculum Vitae A portfolio of professional practice and a teaching portfolio (with samples of course and student work) A brief letter of motivation: teaching methods and pedagogical position Diploma at a postgraduate level Excellent English language proficiency is required Ability to handle research projects and other managerial functions Contact information of two professional references Letters of recommendations are a plus Work permit to be employed in the Netherlands

Piet Zwart Institute

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University. 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 specializations and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. For more information on the Piet Zwart Insitute: http://www.pzwart.nl

Salary and employment conditions  

The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam) offers a temporary contract of FTE 0.2, with the possibility for extension. The salary range is HBO-CAO grade 12 (€ 4,122.09 minimum and € 5,301.29 maximum gross per month) for fulltime employment, exclusive of 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Our fringe benefits include excellent training facilities, an attractive pension scheme, and allowance for a proper work/life balance. It is possible to negotiate offsetting travel costs for the appropriate candidate.

 Applications

Please send your Qualification Requirements: motivated letter, curriculum vitae, professional and teaching portfolios, references, educational diplomas, letters of recommendation and Dutch/EU work status, documentation for compliance with the qualification requirements listed above before 15 JUNE 2017 to wdka-personeelszaken@hr.nl. All documents must be in English.

A review committee will look at applications and invite short-listed candidates for interviews in July 2017. Position begins December 2017. – For questions please contact: Susana Pedrosa t: +31 (0)10 794 47 16 Or Petra van der Kooij t: +31 (0)10 794 74 05

Image credit: Agnese Pellino, Berlin excursion, TOMÁS SARACENO STUDIO VISIT

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Rotterdam, 13 April 2017

“There is no such thing as a simple room,” wrote the architect and theorist Mark Wigley in the ambitious 2011 anthology Toward a New Interior. It’s a statement and a publication that mark the increased critical interest which, in the past few years, has been directed at interior spaces and their attendant design strategies. A graduate course taking part in this re-evaluation of the interior is the Piet Zwart Institute’s two-year Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD) programme in Rotterdam. On the occasion of the re-titling of the course – the “R” and “D” previously stood for “Retail Design” – Disegno speaks to MIARD’s course director, Alex Suárez, about the new remit, ethos and ambition of the course.

“The programme has a funny history,” says Suárez. In the five years MIARD has been in operation, he explains, “retail design became a very small component of a much larger interior architecture agenda. Little by little, we’ve realised that the name didn’t fully represent or reflect the type of students we had, the type of projects they were doing, or the expertise of the staff.” In keeping with the resurgence of critical discourse emerging in the field of interior spatial practice, the course responded by changing its name in January 2017, and by tweaking its curricular structure. “It’s been an organic, bottom-up change,” says Suárez. “It came about through conversations with staff and alumni, and an acknowledgement of the type of students we’ve attracted. What we do at MIARD is really more of a multi-disciplinary design research practice.”

The bulk of the curriculum will remain as it has been since the course’s foundation in 2011, with subtle revisions that reflect a more open-ended and cross-disciplinary approach. Three curriculum threads comprise the syllabus of the two-year programme. The first is Design Projects, the practice-based core of the course in which the students, numbering 14 to 15 per year, work on design projects in their own studio spaces provided by the Piet Zwart Institute. They are also free to make use of eight workstations – focused on interaction, audio, publication, material, fabric, drawing, business, and research – with the support of specialised technicians. “The different stations and the technical help in the workshops are really incredible,” says Suárez. “When you start at MIARD, one of the first things that happens is an introduction to the stations – we want the students to make the most of these internal resources.”

The second strand is Critical Strategies. “We think it’s very important for our students to consider the critical position of their work in a larger historical and theoretical context,” says Suárez. “In the context of interior architecture and interiors, there are very few masters programmes that really have as part of their agenda trying to contribute to the discourse.” By this token, MIARD has changed its third curricular strand, formerly Visual Communications, to Multiple Media. “We thought the visual was not fully representative the type of media that our students were working with,” says Suárez. “Multiple Media really expands the conventions available to the interior practitioner.”

The conventions of interior architecture are circumscribed by adjacent and overlapping fields. “Traditionally, interior design has borrowed heavily from architecture: the histories, theories, drawings, and the modes of representation. If you look at interior design curriculums out there,” Suárez says, “a lot of the projects are also grouped by typology: retail design, hospitality and residential.” Such classifications are not present at MIARD. “Those typologies are something we want to challenge by looking at the interior space multidimensionally and also at multiple scales: from the local to the global; from architecture to object and beyond.”

Delivering the programme is a roster of international tutors and lecturers with a broad range of skills and specialisations including architecture, interaction design, graphic design and design criticism. MIARD’s core curriculum is also augmented by national and international guest lecturers, who often visit in conjunction with joint projects. One such project coming up in October 2017 is the traveling exhibition Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association – MIARD will be one of three partners to respond to the show when it comes to Antwerp. The ethos informing MIARD’s programming is “making public”. For the five past years, for instance, students have shown projects at Milan’s Salone del Mobile. They have also exhibited on several occasions at Het Nieuwe Instituut, one of MIARD’s closest institutional partners, in addition to yearly graduation shows.

After following the three curricular strands, students will spend the final six to seven months of the programme working on their graduation project with they guidance of their tutors. This project can take many forms, in keeping with the experimental remit of the course. “One of our current students is a filmmaker,” says Suárez. “Her films are highly spatial in that they deal with the cinematic experience of the interior as a way of designing space.” Other students push the limits of what comprises a thesis. “We have a student with an amazing talent for drawing and representation, who is fascinated by Jacques Tati’s critique of modernity and technology. This student has appropriated Tati’s critique for modern times and is making a satirical comic looking at the smart house.” Another current student is producing her thesis in the form of a memoir set in 2071, looking at the significance of artificial intelligence in 2017. “There still so much to contribute to the practice of the interior and to its disciplinary canon,” says Suárez by way of summary.

Upon completion of the course, MIARD alumni have taken accordingly diverse professional routes. “I’ve seen alumni go into more typical roles, like working in top architecture and interior architecture offices,” says Suárez. “But mainly, what I’ve seen is diversity. We’re a very international program, so some go home and set up their own practices there while others stay and do so locally. Others go into research, working for offices here in the Netherlands such as Bureau Europa and Droog. Some go into exhibition design, and a couple continue along the academic route and do PhDs.” Local and international institutional affiliations also help develop the students’ network and other multidisciplinary forms of design practice. “We have an ongoing collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut,” says Suárez. “But the collaboration happens on different scales, with our current students also doing internships there.”

“I hope that our students leave with a very international, diverse experience and a set of advanced skills,” says Suárez. Key to this diversity is not only the fact the the student body represents approximately 20 different countries at any one time, but also the freedom to approach interior space through a multiplicity of media. “I hope the students will also leave with an acknowledgement that they can be a relevant and critical voice in the field and expand the boundaries of the profession.”

The call for applications to MIARD is open until 15 May 2017.

Image: MIARD alumnus Wojciech Gawronski’s graduation project, Objects in this room are closer to nature than they appear, 2016. Image courtesy of MIARD

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