Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

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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Image by L. Robbins, Master Lens-Based Media.

The Piet Zwart Institute will be open for new applications starting on December 1, 2018. Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart... Lees verder

OPEN DAY WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE

On November 10, 2018, from 10am till 3pm the Piet Zwart Institute will have a small presence during the Willem de Kooning Academy Open Day. Location Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam. You will find our staff on the 4th floor to answer your questions. It is also possible to visit the workshop facilities that are located in the building.

More information you can find here.

OPEN DAY WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE On November 10, 2018, from 10am till 3pm the Piet Zwart Institute will have a small... Lees verder

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

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

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

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

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