Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Site-Writing: A Critical Spatial Practice

Jane Rendell (BSc, DipArch, MSc, PhD) is Professor of Critical Spatial Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where she co-initiated the MA Situated Practice and supervises MA and PhD projects. Jane has introduced concepts of ‘critical spatial practice’ and ‘site-writing’ through her authored books: The Architecture of Psychoanalysis (2017), Silver (2016), Site-Writing (2010), Art and Architecture (2006), and The Pursuit of Pleasure (2002). With Dr David Roberts, she leads the Bartlett’s Ethics Commission; and with Dr Yael Padan, ‘The Ethics of Research Practice’, for KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality). For her talk, she will read from three site-writings, ‘To miss the desert’ (2005), May Mo(u)rn (2010) and Silver (2017): each of which explore conditions of subjectivity and positionality – critical, ethical and poetic – through engagements with issues around gendered space, urban regeneration and fossil fuel extraction.

time: 17:00location: tba

Site-Writing: A Critical Spatial Practice Jane Rendell (BSc, DipArch, MSc, PhD) is Professor of Critical Spatial Practice at the Bartlett... Lees verder

THERE ONCE WAS A TIME WHEN WORK AND LEISURE WERE SEPARATE REALMS: YOU WORKED OR YOU PLAYED. THESE DAYS, PLAYING IS WORK AND WORK DEMANDS PLAYING. WHO’S FOOLING WHO, MAY WE ASK? Super happy to invite you to the launch of our latest issue Volume#56 PLAYBOR hosted by Piet Zwart Institute, Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design MIARD at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.Speakers: Silvio Lorusso (author of Entreprecariat & V56 contributor), Ben Schouten (Lector Play & Civic Media at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences & V56 contributor) and Saskia Van Stein (Head of MA Research & Curating at Design Academy Eindhoven).In the 24/7 economy, while the public collapses into the private and production has become pervasive and ubiquitous, work is increasingly masqueraded as play. The ‘power’ of gamification is that it works on a cognitive level; not as power that represses, but one that produces. Through the production of playful work or ‘playbor’, gamification shapes identities that fit the needs of our all-pervading contemporary capitalism: enthusiastic, self-engaged, and self-exploitative subjects.In Volume #56 PLAYBOR we dig into the complex relationship between play and work, in its (bio)political, technological and spatial dimensions. These notions —of play and fun, emotion and affect— have burrowed to the heart of the subject of late capitalism. Our affective engagement with the world that surrounds us has been weaponized as a force of production itself. In this issue we’re seeking to dissect and unpack the effects this has had on our relationships to work, to play, to space and, ultimately, to each other. As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD) at the Piet Zwart Institute, we sent a call for student projects that react to the questions of: If the line between work and play is increasingly blurring, how is it that designers and architects can attempt to hijack this logic for our own emancipatory ends? If it is no longer only a power that represses but a power that produces, what is the role of interior practices of architecture in confronting it? The winner proposal Ceci Sariol (MIARD second year) will present her project Baby Carpet for the Post-human.Event in EnglishFree entrancehttp://archis.org/publications/volume-56-playbor/

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The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place on February 1st 2020, from 10.00 until 15.00.

Throughout the day both the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) Master studio spaces will be open to the public. It is a day when many PZI staff and students are present to field your questions. Some Masters hold presentations, and it is also a time when the ten WDKA stations located throughout the WdKA Blaak 10 and Wijnhaven 61 Buildings are open for you to roam in and out of, giving you a better idea of our current facilities.

The Masters Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Education in Arts; Experimental Publishing; Lens-Based Media and Master Design are located in the Wijnhaven 61 building on the fourth floor and the Master Fine Art is located in the KDH building, Karel Doormanhof 45.

In addition to this year’s open day, the Master Fine Art welcomes you to visit the Karel Doormanhof 45 building during their Open Studios event on February 8th 2020, as a part of Art Rotterdam.

For further information about the Piet Zwart Institute, please contact us via:

Phone (Monday to Thursday): +31 (010) 794 7405 and  +31 (010) 794 7401 E-mail: pzwart-info@hr.nl

We strongly advise you to visit us during our open day.

If you are not able to join us it may be possible to make an appointment for an individual visit. Please note, we cannot guarantee this option, due to the limited time between now and the approaching application deadlines.

Application Deadlines:

March 6, 2020: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants. And, Final deadline NON EU applicants.

April 24, 2020: Final deadline for completed applications of all EU/EEA applicants.

Note: the Master Design follows a different application process. Find more on our website.

Mailing list Each department sends regular email announcements for its public events. If you would like to be on this mailing list, please send an email to pzwart-info@hr.nl and refer to the Piet Zwart Institute public programme mailing list.

The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place on February 1st 2020, from 10.00 until 15.00. Throughout the day both the Willem... Lees verder

Space Popular

www.spacepopular.com

Public Lecture: The Global Home, 18:30, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam.Space Popular develops research and architecture across the physical and virtual realms. In this lecture they will present their work concerning architectural issues of value, communication, representation and interaction in the age of the virtual.

Founders & Directors

Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg are graduates from the Architectural Association in London and founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2013. The practice has since completed built projects both in Asia and Europe and participated in a wide range of international competitions. In 2011 they joined INDA, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok where they were both 2nd and 3rd year coordinators respectively from 2013 to 2016 where they were an integrated part of making the program one of the strongest undergraduate programs in South East Asia. They have led a wide range of research projects and workshops in Europe and Asia and have through their design and research studio Tools for Architecture investigated topics such as masonry structures, space of political debate, renewable materials and virtual architecture. In the fall of 2016 they launched Tools for Architecture at the Architectural Association in London where they are unit masters of  Intermediate One where second and third year students explore experience driven design methods

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The Piet Zwart Institute will be open for new applications.

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 6, 2020: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch, EU applicants.Final deadline non-EU applicants.

April 24, 2020: Final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants.

Open house: Saturday, February 1 2020, 10am–3pm.

The Master Fine Art organizes Open Studios on February 8, 11am–7pm.Only at Mauritsstraat 36/ Karel Doormanhof 45

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 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.

Teaching staff:

Fine Art: Liesbeth Bik (artist), Kate Briggs (translator, writer), Bernd Krauß (artist), Mike Sperlinger (writer, curator), Jan Verwoert (theorist, critic), Nina Wakeford (artist, sociologist), Katarina Zdjelar (artist)

Experimental Publishing: Aymeric Mansoux (course director, artist, writer), Clara Balaguer (cultural worker, vernacular designer), André Castro (media artist), Michael Murtaugh (computer programmer), Steve Rushton (writer, artist), Natasha Soobramanien (writer), Marloes de Valk (artist, writer, curator), Amy Suo Wu (artist, designer)

Lens-Based Media: Simon Pummell (course director, animator & filmmaker), David Haines (artist, drawing, video), Ine Lamers (artist), Javier Lloret (artist, researcher), Barend Onneweer (independent visual effects, animation artist), Steve Rushton (writer, artist), Natasha Soobramanien (writer), Marloes de Valk (artist, writer, curator),

Interior Architecture: Research + Design: Alex Augusto Suárez (course director, architect, educator), Golnar Abbasi (artist, architect, researcher), Andrea Bagnato (editor, researcher), Cookies, Federico Martelli & Clément Périssé (architects, designers, researchers), Daphne Heemskerk (graphic designer), Ephraim Joris (architect, tutor), Natasha Marie Llorens (curator, writer), Studio Ossidiana, Alessandra Covini & Giovanni Bellotti (architects, designers, researchers), Olivier Otten (interaction designer).

Education in Arts: Ingrid Commandeur (course director), Kate Brehme (museum educator, public practices), Jolande Bosch (artist, educator), Emiel Copini (educator, secondary education), Elizabeth Graham (museum educator, curator), Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (educator, researcher), Irina Shapiro (design educator, curator), Renee Turner (artist, educator), Sjoerd Westbroek (artist, educator), Thijs Witty (educator, research, writer).

Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute here.

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The floor is an inevitable surface and western architecture has strived to keep it flat, to mute it, and it is therefore rarely questioned. The ground, from which the soil constitutes the superficial living layer, is the source of all the materials traditionally used in architecture.Undermatters is focusing on what sits below our feet as a lens to understand space from a different perspective and ultimately create an architecture able to address gravity, materiality, deep time and material sourcing.

Ana Cecilia SariolYiyang LiuMao ZhangYoungji LeeJitivi BanthaisongHedvig Maria Koertz MikkelsenPhilippa LorenzenJulia Anna LowinskaMateusz TkaczenMirela AtanassovaIngmar KönigRicardo Nemeye Van WijkVera Sofia SchneiderSaskia de Fabritiis

Wednesday December 11Cookies HQ Basement150 Eendrachstraat 3012XR Rotterdam from 18.00 to 21.00.

Projects by second year students from Master Interior Architecture – Research + Design (MIARD) at the Piet Zwart Institute

Tutors : Federico Martelli, Clément Périssé – CookiesCourse Director : Alex Augusto SuarezCourse Coordinator: Zoraïma Hupkes

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MIARD warmly invites you to the Borderland Exhibition opening on Tuesday December 10th, 2019 from 18:00-22:00 at Wijkcoop010, Rotterdam. Projects by first year students from Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD) at the Piet Zwart Institute.

Borderland is a project about historical and cultural entanglement. Projects presented in this exhibition work through the idea that the world we inhabit today cannot be understood in separation from an imperialist and colonial canon. As such, we are concerned with forms of ideological and aesthetic representation in ways that allow us to develop curatorial installations in relation to postcolonial theory; (re)negotiating  implicit  transitional  qualities, questioning the prefix “post” of “postcolonial”.

Date: Tuesday December 10th, 2019 from 18:00-22:00Location: Wijkcoop010, Zomerhofstraat 75, 3032 CK Rotterdam

Looking forward to see you!

Angelo Ciccaglione, Leila El-Kayem, Eva Garibaldi, Noélle Ingeveldt , Katharina Kasinger Nury Lee, Gavin O’Leary, Rachel Refael, Milena Sekulic, Denisse Vega de Santiago, Maria Dorothea Weis

Tutors: Dr. Ephraim Joris, Natasha Marie Llorens, Olivier Otten, Daphne Heemskerk Course Director: Alex Augusto SuárezCourse Coordinator: Zoraïma Hupkes  

MIARD warmly invites you to the Borderland Exhibition opening on Tuesday December 10th, 2019 from 18:00-22:00 at Wijkcoop010, Rotterdam.... Lees verder

Alessandro Bava is an architect and writer based in Naples, Italy and London, UK. He runs a studio in Naples making exhibitions, installations, interiors and architecture projects. From the academic year 2019-2020 Bava teaches a history and theory of architecture course at the postgraduate master B-PRO at UCL Bartlett in London. He is the co-founder of åyr, an art collective which made installations and research on contemporary domesticity, and the independent ecology magazine and publishing platform ECOCORE.

Alessandro’s talk will address the thematic issues set by the design team Cookies for the current Thematic Design Project. It is a presentation specific to the interest on the floor, addressing material, ecology, politics and labour.

http://www.ecocore.com

Alessandro Bava is an architect and writer based in Naples, Italy and London, UK. He runs a studio in Naples making exhibitions, installations,... Lees verder

Navigating the Virtual, a workshop by Anja Kirschner Tuesday 5 November.

Anja Kirschner’s seminar will consider immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and other digital simulations (in gaming, training and design), not as ‘neutral’ technologies for modelling physical reality, but as technologies that have emerged from the military-entertainment-research complex and are actively shaping the physical world and modulating affects, behaviours and dispositions within it.

Drawing on Harun Farocki’s exploration of digital animation and Virtual Reality exposure therapy and the way these inform recent theoretical texts on navigating the virtual (by Tom Holert, Pasi Väliaho, Orit Halpern), we will explore the politics of virtuality, artificiality and survival (Claire Colebrook).

In particular, we will look at the rise of dominant navigational paradigms and at what the visual culture theorist Nicholas Mirzoeff has called decolonial countervisuality, or the right to look, which “refuses to allow authority to suture its interpretation of the sensible to power, first as law and then as the aesthetic.”

Anja Kirschner is an artist working in the moving image. Currently she is a PhD researcher at the Royal College of Art, London.

www.anjakirschner.com

Navigating the Virtual, a workshop by Anja Kirschner Tuesday 5 November. Anja Kirschner’s seminar will consider immersive technologies, such as... Lees verder

Curated by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli, Inner Space opens next week at MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the five main exhibitions for the 5th edition of the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, The Poetics of Reason.

“Inner Space looks behind the curtains of the design process, questioning how the cognitive process of imagination unfolds and how it gets translated into a work of architecture, by identifying two parallel and strictly intertwined movements in the construction of imagination: a collective and an individual one.”

Amongst others, participating are 2019 MIARD alumni: Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Beatriz Peró, A Lim Kim, Ola Oszczak, Magdalena Wierzbickz. 

Visit the link for the full program.

Curated by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli, Inner Space opens next week at MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the five main... Lees verder