Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

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. More information here.

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. More information here.

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. More information 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, 3012 XA Rotterdam. More information 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, Rotterdam. Performances in the building and its surroundings will take place throughout the four days of the exhibition. More information 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.

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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The MIARD’19 graduation exhibition, In Service of Interiority is inspired by the ethos of the program and how we as a class have been working to strip away pre-conditioned notions of what defines the understanding of interior and architecture as a practice today. We have done this through the lens of five concepts: Visual Perception, Adaptability, Ownership, Flux, and Materiality

Designers: Gill Baldwin, Ilonis Bairamidis, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Beatriz Peró Giannini, Aleksandra Oszczak, Fillipo Tartaglia, Amelie Johanna Unger, Magdalena Wierzbicka

Opening exhibition: Thursday July 11th, 17:00 – 23.00

Where: Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61

When: Thursday July 11th 11:00 – 23:00, Friday July 12th 11:00 -20:00, Saturday and Sunday, July 13th & 14th 11:00 – 18:00

Towards Visual Perception seeks to widen the spectrum of visibility, expanding the understanding of the cameranot merely as a device used to produce copies of reality, but rather as a contemplative tool that demonstrates a space between – making visible that which is implicit.

Towards Adaptability explores the inherent instability of both physical and digital environments, proposing responsible methods of adaptation that resist and co-exist at the same time.

Towards Ownershipexamines power dynamics of subjective agency, and the possession of spatial control – questioning how spatial boundaries are produced and reproduced by socially and technologically imposed roles.

Towards Fluxapproaches space not as stagnant environments, but rather as constant states of transition, exploring the inevitable link between the physical being and physical space.

Towards Materiality meditates on the notions of both monumentality and malleability, positioning materiality as a timeless vessel of memory that is both alive, yet existing in a perpetual state of entropy.

 

 

Image credit: graduation show 2019 design team

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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On March 25–27, first-year students of the MIARD program will travel to Milan to explore the architecture and design scene, both old and new. In the course of the three days, the students will visit some of the most exciting local practices working at the scale of the interior, such as Piovenefabi, Francesco Librizzi, and Studio Albori. They will also visit the recently opened 22nd Triennale, including a tour of Paola Antonelli’s acclaimed Broken Nature with Studio Folder, the exhibition designers. Finally, they will take a close look at the high period of Italian modernism through the work of Achille Castiglioni, BBPR, Asnago Vender and others. The trip is organised by Andrea Bagnato, lecturer in the Critical Studies module.

Image credit: Llareta #0308-2B31 (Up to 3,000 years old; Atacama Desert, Chile), from The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman. Part of Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival. 

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Studio Visits is an annual initiative at MIARD that is planned during the first year of study and is led by Noman Studio. Students visit a diversity of studio practices to engage in conversations with the founders about their professional practice, artistic research and production.

2019 studios visits include:

Chris Kabel

Bastiaan de Nennie

Random Studio

Koehorst in’t veld

Envisions, Sanne Schuurman

Michael Schoner

Studio Truly Truly

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Studio Folder is an agency for visual research founded by Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual in 2011 and based in Milan. They worked with a number of prominent clients including Domus, the V&A Museum, and Olafur Eliasson; recently, they have been responsible for the exhibition design of Broken Nature at the XXII Triennale di Milano, curated by Paola Antonelli. Among their self-initiated research projects are: Uncharted, on remote sensing and satellite images; Italian Limes, awarded with a special mention at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; and the book A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change, coauthored with Andrea Bagnato (Columbia/ZKM, 2019).

On March 21, Marco and Elisa will be guest of the Research Methods module at MIARD. They will give an overview of their recent work, showing how the same design approach is materialized in installations, digital interfaces, and print media. This will be followed by a half-day workshop on the politics of the image and the construction of visual narratives.

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Deadline:  01 March 2019 Apply here

As a small-scale program, MIARD operates from a point of view that education is adaptable to a variety of external forces and should resist institutional idleness.  Practice is considered an expanding field as a means to train practitioners for a career in a changing world. Interior Architects are increasingly faced with a complex world of new realties, technologies, socio-political, environmental and economic challenges; thus, the practice of the designer needs to react, expand and shape future roles.

The program is built around a self-directed, multi-discipline practitioner. Students develop their practice while synchronizing design-led research with critically reflective, theoretical and historical discourse.  The curriculum is multi-disciplinary, designed with international staff and students from diverse backgrounds who share and combine their expertise and resources.  While, the concept of “making public” contextualizes our learning environment directly within the professional field. This is executed within the curriculum’s triad structure of unified modules, Design Project, Critical StrategiesMultiple Media, that together shape thematic ‘spaces’ of design-led research throughout the two-year program.

Archive: On this archive you can learn about the awards, scholarships, publications, exhibitions, projects and international collaborations of our students and alumni.

Staff 2018-19: Andrea Bagnato (editor, researcher), Max Bruinsma (writer, critic, editorial design), Fosco Lucarelli (architect, curator), Selina Parr (designer), Füsun Türetken (architect, visual artist), Ephraim Joris (architect), Olivier Otten (interaction designer), Lara Tolman (designer), Daphne Heemskerk (graphic designer), Mariabruna Fabrizi (architect, curator), Alex Suárez (Course Director, architect, educator)

Guests, Speakers & Studio Visits: Hilary Sample, Marina Otero Verzier, Aristide Antonas, Cooking Sections, Nick Axel, Shumi Bose, Anna Puigjaner, Erik Rietveld, Lois Weinthal, Aslı Çiçek, Alessandra Covini, Koehorst in t’veld, Gabriel Lester, Chris Kabel, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Random Studio, Tamar Shafrir, Riet Eeckhout, Simone C. Niquille, Tijs Gilde, Laura Herman, Federico Martelli, Niels Schrader, Tomas Saraceno, Point Supreme, Kuehn Malvezzi, Brenden Cromier, Sander Wassink, OS&OOS, Michiel van Iersel, Bastiaan de Nennie, Parasite 2.0, Penny Sparks, Koen Deprez.

Deadline:  01 March 2019 Apply here As a small-scale program, MIARD operates from a point of view that education is adaptable to a variety of... Lees verder