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Open Day Piet Zwart Institute: Master of Education in Arts Saturday 6 February, 2 – 3.30 pm

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master of Education in Arts – on line Open Day to find out more about our program! Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there is time for an elaborate, informal Q & A with staff and students.

Please subscribe before Wednesday 3 February via the email: demsm@hr.nl. We kindly ask you to provide us your name, background (discipline) and a short description of what interests you in our master program. To learn more please visit: www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/. Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings throughout the year > www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/open-information-meetings/

Exhibition: The Social Body at Atelier Hofbogen

Gentrification affects us all differently and the best strategy against excessive gentrification is the strengthening of the local communities. Students from the Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design program will present their proposals for a community center in the space of Atelier Hofbogen. The Hofbogen is an urban project in Rotterdam that will create a park on a disused elevated railway line and will incentivize commercial activities in the arches below it. The project has been an idea for over ten years, since the railway line that connected Rotterdam with the Hague was decommissioned when the tube network was extended. Since September 2019 the ownership of the whole building was transferred to Dudok Groep (real state developers) who have created a vision for the project, including the creation of the park on the surface and the selection of tenants for the arches.  

Designers don’t only solve the problems identified by the clients, but they should be capable of critically looking at each project and propose integrated solutions that expose and solve issues that have not been seen. For this design studio, the students have been asked to propose an integral design that is socially minded and considers the needs of the local community. The proposals are creative interpretations of initial investigations in the location, the area, the city and the community. Ranging from youth centers focused on the musical history of the neighborhood to migration stories told through the materiality of stones, the proposals are a vivid representation of the diversity of this changing corner of Rotterdam.

Come and visit our window show open 24/7Friday 11th to Sunday 13th of December, Vijverhofstraat 88 and 903032 SN Rotterdam

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Image: Soundscape Agnieseburg, Rachel Refael, Katharina Kasinger, Angelo Ciccaglione, Noelle Ingeveldt, 2020

Master Design launches their new website

Met trots presenteren we je onze website, waaraan veel van onze alumni genereus hebben bijgedragen:
http://masterdesign.wdka.nl/

In deze website delen we waar we als Master Design voor staan, wat onze studenten en alumni doen en nieuws over dingen die op stapel staan. Sommige teksten zijn in het Nederlands, sommige in het Engels – precies zoals dat binnen onze studie ook gebruikelijk is. Van onze studenten en alumni vind je de eigen stem terug in hun artikelen en/of profielen.


It is a pleasure to present you our website which is now being launched:
http://masterdesign.wdka.nl/

In this website we share what we stand for as a Master Design, what our students and alumni are doing and news about things to come. Some texts are in Dutch, some in English – just as is customary in our course. You find the voice of our students and alumni in their articles and / or profiles.

ARTIST TALK BY YOERI GUÉPIN

Date: November 25th, 2020
Time: 17.00hr / 5pm
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Passcode: 834371

The work of visual artist Yoeri Guépin emphasizes on research and often involves historical trajectories of knowledge production such as botany, archaeology, anthropology or the writing of history through objects. Central to the art- practice is working with collecting and the museum collection/archive as site of knowledge production and its historical vernacular to colonialism. Guépin’s projects often materialize in performative settings involving elements of film, text or objects, sometimes activated at a specific site. His latest project focusses on the late-colonial period and the role of the botanical garden in Bogor, Indonesia in the exploitation of its natural resources by the Dutch government. Guépin holds an MA from Dutch Art Institute (2013) and the works have been presented in various exhibitions and symposia such as Akademie Künste der Welt, Cologne (2018), TENT, Rotterdam (2019) and Times Museum, Guangzhou 2020. 


During the talk Guépin will combine both his gardening practice and his most recent project which focusses on botanical gardens, tropical agriculture and experimental plant sciences during the late colonial period in Indonesia.

Botanists at ’s Lands Plantentuin in Buitenzorg (Bogor) Indonesia with the first adult Oil Palm trees send from Hortus Amsterdam in 1848. (Image KITLV Leiden)

ARTIST TALK KAMEELAH JANAN RASHEED

Date: Monday November 23rd.
Time: 19.00hr/ 7pm 
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Passcode: 264416

A Leaky Offering: This talk will discuss the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished in my interdisciplinary practice. What does it mean to be a learner who creates work that is perpetually being iterated upon? In this talk, I will explore leakiness or the refusal of enclosure, as a liberatory technology that offers opportunities to wade in the porous boundaries between spiritualities, ways of knowing, and bodies of text. 

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985) grapples with the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished: ecologies of Black living, Black textual production, Black utterances, and Black spiritualities. Rasheed is invested in the agile relationships between the varied modes of reading, writing, archiving, editing, translating, publishing, reflecting upon, and arranging narratives about lived Black experiences. These projects include sprawling, architecturally-scaled Xerox-based collages; large-scale text banner installations; publications; digital archives; lecture-performances; library interventions; and poems/poetic gestures. Rasheed has had national and international exhibitions and projects at the New Museum, NY; Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow, UK; Rice University, Houston, TX; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; Brooklyn Historical Society, NY; New Museum, NY; Bronx Museum, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; ICA-Philadelphia, PA; MassMOCA, MA, among others. Additionally, she has created public installations with Public Art Fund and For Freedoms / Times Square Arts. Her work has also been exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and will be included in the Glasgow International, UK (2021) and Prospect.5 (2021). She is the author of two artist books, An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019) and No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019).

PLAYING THE STUDIO

ARTIST TALK ALEXANDRA PHILLIPS

Date: Tuesday November 3rd, 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/91721863234?pwd=WnMrdHNGZDgxZ2hLQTQ4ZnVmdWdCQT09
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This exploration into my work and practice will borrow concepts from the music recording world. Using the notion of the studio as instrument, I will refer to various experimental producers in pop music history (Joe Meek, Daphne Oram) to frame the unique type of knowledge an artist might glean from a focused studio practice. Attempting to understand the continuous practice of making as a tool in itself, we will touch on some ideas discussed in Hammer and Silence by Jyrki Siukonen. Realizing each of us is different in our way of making, I hope to offer some ideas that are not specific to medium or method, but more a discussion of the notion of a practice itself. Of course, there will be some surprises along the way.

Alexandra Phillips (b.1988) is American currently working in Rotterdam. Although she was born in New York State, she spent much of her formative years in North Carolina. Attending an art-centered high school program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she went on to complete a BFA in painting and a BA in art history at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her practice explores a range of medium from sculptural forms, to sound, to text and printed matter. Phillips has worked with various institutions in the United States and Europe, receiving a Van Lier Fellowship (2013), Atelier Mondial is supported by the Zaeslin-Bustany-Scholarship in collaboration with Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland (2016), Jan van Eyck Academie (2017). For the past year her research has been supported by CBK Rotterdam. In 2011 Phillips and artist Jan Henderikse (b.1932) founded Purepropaganda.org Magazine, an absurdist design firm that continues to operate in various forms today.

It is this passion for materials—far more than the interest in what it is—that sets Phillips’ work apart from the narrative and anecdotal. Because Phillips is expressly not a creator of tableaux: “I’m not an image maker, illusion is not my thing.” She does reflect on the people who once felt desire for what now passes through her hands discarded—the wonder, sometimes with a dash of melancholy—but this never resurfaces in the work. Ultimately her art is meant to be concrete, to represent nothing other than what it is. Phillips works with the characteristics of her materials, but does not transform them. These are characteristics that are so often overlooked, precisely because they may contain a certain degree of randomness, as they are unintended characteristics. Hard cardboard becomes soft when it ages, colorfast plastic fades, and rigid polystyrene eventually crumbles. Alexandra Phillips gives precisely that neglected a second chance, she revisits the obsolete. Because everything deserves “a day in court,” as she likes to put it. The cards are reshuffled, it is a “new round, new opportunities,” for the functional and the functionless, for the unnoticed, worn and discarded, for that which has acquired a new meaning, value aesthetic with the passage of time.

– From Antoon Melissen, “A Day in Court” 2016

Open Day WdKA/PZI Master Design

Open Day WdKA/PZI Master Design

>Wednesday 18 November, 19.00-20.30 pm / Zoom

Based on their own design question, students within the Master Design learn to do design and in-depth design research. They constantly reflect on what they discover and convey their work and expertise through storytelling. They combine and integrate this part-time master with their design practice, renew their own role and in this way that of creative professionals in society and organizations. They contribute to social, environmental and technological change. The combination of participatory work and authorship is fundamental.

Join us in the Open Day to find out more on our course, in a program where the course director, a tutor and two students share their insights and answer questions.

Subscribe before Friday 13th November via the email: wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl and tell us your name, background (discipline) and what you expect from our master (short text).

Image credit: Design research, by Wiesje Korf.

Agora Digitalis Program Live Stream

Live on Thursday, 10 September at 15:45 – 16:00.

Live on Friday, 11 September between 14:30 – 15:00.

The complete Agora Digitalis Program Live Stream will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/agora-digitalis/

Pedro Sá Couto, Artemis Gryllaki, and Rita Graça, Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing alumni 2020 are presenting their graduation projects at Agora Digitalis, Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

Agora Digitalis is the Interface Culture’s presentation stage at The Wild State, the Art University Campus exhibition in Linz. It is a physical and virtual place where everyone should be able to express and share their ideas, for informal learning and critical debate about developments in the arts, technology and science.

The Best Off – Live Stream Feed of the complete ’THE WILD STATE’ program will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/

Tactical WatermarksPedro Sá Couto : Live on Thursday, 10.9.2020, at 15:45 – 16:00.

Tactical Watermarks is an online republishing platform that exists in both the clear and dark web, exploring topics such as anonymity, paywalls, archives and provenance through digital watermarks.

Syster Papyri MagicaeArtemis Gryllaki : Live on Friday, 11.9.2020, at 14:30 – 14:45.

Syster Papyri Magicae is a web-based project that unfolds the phenomenon of gender exclusions in male-dominated tech environments, aiming to discuss and activate feminist practices that respond to this issue. 

Networks of CareRita Graça : Live on Friday, 11.9.2020, at 14:45 – 15:00.

This project offers a collection of user guidelines for you to browse, dissect and analyse. Delve into the conversations with different community members and find useful templates, resources, and experiments. Let’s explore the networks of care generated together.

[XPUB] [online event] Collectiveioning 10 July 2020 19:00 CEST

Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020

Time: 19h-20h30 CEST/UTC+2

Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/

Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed

Attire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite 

you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

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/ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it’s not even important that we have all the knowledge, what’s important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

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Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

XPUB Class of 2020:

         Simon Browne

         Bohye Woo

         Paloma García

         Artemis Gryllaki

         Tancredi di Giovanni

         Pedro Sá Couto

         Biyi Wen

         Rita Graça

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XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning’s graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021. The official launch of the catalogue is planned for the 17 of July 2020. For more information please visit 

https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2020.

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The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open 

Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit. 

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Collectiveioning pr

Announcement text (MAKE SURE TO RETAIN ITALICS!!!!!11111!!!111!!!):

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

/ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it’s not even important that we have all the knowledge, what’s important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/
Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

XPUB Class of 2020:

  • Simon Browne
  • Bohye Woo
  • Paloma García
  • Artemis Gryllaki
  • Tancredi di Giovanni
  • Pedro Sá Couto
  • Biyi Wen
  • Rita Graça

XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning’s graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021. The official launch of the catalogue is planned for the 17 of July 2020. For more information please visit https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2020.

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.