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Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

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.

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. 

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... Lees verder

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

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.

Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute

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

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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.

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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