Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Online Open Day 2021 – Piet Zwart InstituteJoin us for the Piet Zwart Institute Open Day, which will take place on Saturday November 20, from 11.00 till 15.00. Location: Online1. GENERAL PZI STUDENT TALKS

Piet Zwart Institute will host their Open Day online. With a group of student representatives from each Master Program and staff members, we will host two timeslots of Student Talks: 11.00-12.00 & 13.00-14.00. In these sessions current students will tell you more about the different programs we offer at the Piet Zwart Institute and we will answer all your questions! 

Click this link to join us for the Online Event!!

The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time Master programmes, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, which encompasses Fine Art (MFA) Lens-Based Media (LB) and Experimental Publishing (XPUB) and two part-time Master programmes, Education in Arts (MeiA) and Master Design.Do you want to know more about the part-time Master Programmes, Education in Arts and Master Design? See below how you can subscribe for their online presentations on November 20.  

Our next Open Day is planned for February 12, 2022.

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

E-mail: pzwart-info@hr.nl

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2. PART-TIME MASTER PROGRAMMES

WdKA-PZI Master Design / Programme Online Open Day Saturday 20 November 2021 / 12.00-14.00 pm 

Zoom https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/s/95493344133 Meeting ID: 954 9334 4133 Passcode: 956281 

Due to the change of Covid measures, we have to invite you online for our Open Day. You find the new time schedule and the Zoom link above. 

12.00 – 12.45 pm Information on the Master Design and questions in general >by tutors Harma Staal & Hanneke Briër 

12.45 – 13.30 pm Student work and questions on their experiences >Katherina Slee, Jet v.d. Touw & Maaike de Laat 

13.30 – 14.00 pm What are you looking for in our course > by tutors Harma Staal & Hanneke Briër 

If you want more information in advance, please send us an email: wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl    

And for information in general: https://www.wdka.nl/programmes/master-design  Master of Education in Arts / Programme Online Open DaySaturday November 20, 11.00 – 12.30: (online: link zoom below)

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/93743756240?pwd=UmE0N1h3Q0M1cVI1SWR4YWlyZEpZZz09

Meeting ID: 937 4375 6240Passcode: 927143

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

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THURSDAY WORKSHOPSecretsThursday, November 11th

This lecture and text workshop will explore the conjunction of Trevor Paglens series of photographs and Nina Valerie Kolowratnik’s architectural notion system in the context of her book, The Language of Secret Proof.  The workshop will think with Kolowratnik’s proposition for the experimental role architecture can play in decolonizing the discourse of space, as well as to whom the right to secrecy belongs in a self-avowed democratic society.

FRIDAY ALL-DAY WORKSHOPSite-Writing: Social Spatial StrategiesFriday, November 12th

A two-part workshop to explore Jane Rendell’s notion of site-writing, which begins any analysis of space with observational notions and the experience of the body. The morning seminar will give students a chance to explore a new publication Rendell is involved in, Slow Spatial Reader: Chronicles of Radical Affection, ed. Carolyn F. Strauss, and consider the application of this technique in students’ own practices. The afternoon session is a walking session through iconic interior/exterior spaces in Rotterdam. Together we will generate notes towards site-writing, discussing them as we move through the city and reflecting on how to generate embodied descriptions of space with the MA thesis project in mind.

Image credit: Interior pages of The Language of Secret Proof, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik. Photographs by Trevor Paglen, “Limit Telephotography,” 2006-2012.

THURSDAY WORKSHOPSecretsThursday, November 11th This lecture and text workshop will explore the conjunction of Trevor Paglens series of... Lees verder

Data can serve to understand our society, it makes the invisible visible and diffuses it.We can perceive data as a new material, which we can accept, reject or cope with?Can we imagine life without data?

The Multiple Media lecture series 2021 is led by Daphne Heemkerk and Olivier Otten of studio High-Rise. They invite internationally noted practitioners to present and talk about their work and explore the complexities of Data.

Lectures by:

Jeroen van Loonhttps://jeroenvanloon.comSeptember 27Location:  PZI, Wijnhaven

Robert Krooshttps://duckfood.nlOctober 8Location:  PZI, Wijnhaven

Rafaël Rozendaalhttps://www.newrafael.comOctober 29Location:  MONO Rotterdam

JODIhttps://joid.orgNovember 19Location:  MONO, Rotterdam

Kevin Brayhttps://kevinbray.bizDecember 3Location:  TBA

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In a workshop with students of the Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Mark Wigley will discuss the contemporary relevance of Constant’s vision of networks – and the long life of the New Babylon project.   

The workshops are part of a larger program organized by Kunstinstituut Melly and Het Nieuwe Instituut.  

Kunstinstituut Melly and Het Nieuwe Instituut are proud to co-present an evening talks program and parkour surrounding the legacy and 101-year anniversary of Constant Nieuwenhuys. The program centers upon Nieuwenhuys’ visionary utopic architectural project New Babylon, as well as the landmark exhibition held in 1998 and curated by architecture historian Mark Wigley. Created in 1956, New Babylon offered a vision of a future built environment spanning the entire surface of the Earth, held aloft on pillars; of a society organized around leisure and play, work only being performed by automated machines. How does this vision look today? How does the proposition of New Babylon change from 1998 to 2021? And what was the impact of this exhibition upon those who saw it?5 – 6 pmAt Kunstinstituut Melly, conversations and refreshments with special guest Mark Wigley and Rotterdam’s MIARD centering on the vitrine display presenting materials from our exhibition archive of the 1997 exhibition Constant: New Babylon. We will then enjoy a short walk to our neighboring institution, Het Nieuwe Instituut. 6:30 – 8 pmAt Het Nieuwe Instituut, a lecture by Mark Wigley on the historic exhibition Constant: New Babylon.  https://www.kunstinstituutmelly.nl/en/engage/441-forum-new-babylon-continuous-now-with-mark-wigley

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The In-BetweenMIARD’21 Graduate ExhibitionJuly 1–4, 2021 Opening: July 1, 7–10pmPiet Zwart Institute Master Interior Architecture: Research and DesignHofbogen, Raampoortstraat 303032 AH Rotterdamthe Netherlandsmiard.pzwart.nl

Graduates: Angelo Ciccaglione, Eva Garibaldi, Noelle Ingeveldt, Katharina Kasinger, Leila El-Kayem, Nury Lee, Gavin O’Leary, Rachel Refael, Denisse Vega De Santiago, Milena Sekulic, Maria WeisThe Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design at Piet Zwart Institute invites you to The In-Between, an exhibition of the final projects by the 2021 graduates. The exhibition elucidates the depth of interdisciplinary practices within this year’s MIARD MA candidates who present 11 installations that pose questions about the temporal quality of space and its reverberations in memory, document, and physical trace. Occupying two large arches under an old railroad in Rotterdam Noord, the works conjure an immersive, sensorial experience where the body of the visitor is constantly being reoriented and challenged, as if in transition without a final landing.  Emerging from a year of uncertainty and instability, the exhibition digs into the fallibility of our environments as records of collective biases and morals while contending with the material realities heralded by a new decade of the 21st century. Employing an arsenal of material experimentation, site-specific performances, spatial design, critical research, and the document as form, the graduates have produced ambitious works that take on the complex legacies of environmental change, exploitative economies, and the politics of the body. Departing from the knowledge produced in different geographies, both intimate and public, the works are positioned as sites of potentiality, generating fictions for the self and the collective. The In-Between unfolds in parts, through the storefront the works take a sculptural shape, but once inside the installations are meant to be inhabited, as the architectural shapes contour and envelope the viewer. The eleven installations coexist in the shared sensibilities and space-making strategies that have emerged in the group dynamic, demonstrating dexterity with the use of materials such as textiles, mud, dust, soap, and soil. At the core of the exhibition, there is the desire to look through the crevices of existence and the cracks of history, to zoom into the glue that bonds us to our environments and each other as a way to reveal the fragile web of organized life.   Public access will be determined on RIVM rules for safety.The exhibition is part of Rotterdam Art Week, June 30 – July 4 program of events. For more information visit: rotterdamartweek.infoGeneral opening hours: Friday to Sunday, 11am-6pmCurator: Sharmyn Cruz RiveraGraduation Project Supervisors: Golnar Abbasi, Ephraim Joris, Natasha Marie Llorens, Federico MartelliGraduation Project Chair: Alex Augusto SuárezExternal Expert: Nasim RazavianProject Manager: Zoraïma HupkesTechnical Assistant: Ricardo Nemeye Van WijkGraphic Designer: Kristjan Dekleva

The In-BetweenMIARD’21 Graduate ExhibitionJuly 1–4, 2021 Opening: July 1, 7–10pmPiet Zwart Institute Master Interior... Lees verder

Visit the online exhibition here

Participating alumni: Mirela Atanassova, Jitivi Banthaisong, Saskia de Fabritiis, Ingmar König, Philippa Lorenzen, Hedvig Maria Koertz Mikkelsen, Rick Nemeye Van Wijk, Ceci Sariol, Mao Zhang   Curated by: Golnar Abbasi and Natasha Marie Llorens  The Master in Interior Architecture: Research + Design at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam is proud to present the work of nine of its 2020 graduates.The nine projects on view in this online exhibition were produced in the middle of a crisis so disorienting that it was not immediately clear how many different times we would all try to get back to normal. A year later, their work is presented on a platform that, we hope, honors the complexity with which they responded to that moment and the courage it required of them to continue to produce.The context for this exhibition is obvious. For MIARD’s MA candidates, this context required a constant negotiation between offline and online, between the room and the screen. It required a reconceptualization of the “interior” on an unprecedented scale and temporal intensity. This context continues to require translation between the logic of each individual MA candidate’s design process and flatness of the online space in which we are all obliged to appear to one another.The 2020 MIARD graduation show—like the work it presents—takes place in two dimensions at once. It takes place between a room in a repurposed building in Rotterdam and an online space designed by Studio Folder. The viewer will see a number of installations set up throughout a large windowless room. The space was filmed using a 3D camera and then installed as a navigable 3D space online. Each installation was conceived by the alumni in collaboration with the curators to represent the logic of the graduation project. The installation does not present the work itself but rather a translation back into real life space of project that was made to be shown and defended online at the end of the summer term in 2020. To explore a project, click the hotspot to see fragments of each candidate’s work.Colophon  Website design and development: Studio Folder and Angelo SemeraroGraduation Supervisors: Golnar Abbasi, Ephraim Joris, Natasha Marie Llorens  Graduation Committee Chair: Alex Augusto Suárez  External Expert: Lotte Van den Audenaeren  MIARD Coordinator: Zoraïma Hupkes Diorama direction and assistance: Golnar Abbasi, Zoraïma Hupkes, Ingmar König, Philippa Lorenzen, Hedvig Maria Koertz Mikkelsen, Rick Nemeye Van Wijk  Building: Odeon Building, a former theatre and cinema in Rotterdam built in the 1920s. Since then, it has served as a school, sports hall, community centre, and freelance studio spaces. It is about to be demolished in summer of 2021. 

Visit the online exhibition here.  Participating alumni: Mirela Atanassova, Jitivi Banthaisong, Saskia de... Lees verder

The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place online on Saturday February 6th 2021. The full program per Master Program is now online on our website.

Photo: Anna Maria Łuczak, 2020.

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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

Instagram: @miard_inrealtime

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

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On May 7, 2020, MIARD invited three leading practices – Formafantasma, Cooking Sections, and Counterspace – to take part in an online symposium with the first year students. Each of the three was asked to present a recent project, after which the students had the opportunity to engage in a conversation with them. The three participants were selected as they all share a strong commitment to critical spatial work, which challenges the usual boundaries between design, architecture, and art – as well as a focus on linking architecture to ecological processes. This has resonated with the MIARD 1 work both in the TDP and History and Theory programs, and has a chance to be an inspiration for students as they think about their own future practice. 

FORMAFANTASMA

Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Formafantasma, an Italian design duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Their interest in product design developed on the IM master course at Design Academy Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009.

Since then, Formafantasma’s practice has been characterised by experimental material investigations and detailed explorations of the history, context and implications of the transformation of natural resources into commodities. Their work has been presented and published internationally and museums such as New York’s MoMA, London’s Victoria and Albert and New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Most recently, their solo show Cambio opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London. 

>>> Reading: Web exhibition Cambio

COOKING SECTIONS

Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, ecology and geopolitics. Their work has also been exhibited at the 2019 Los Angeles Public Art Triennial; Sharjah Architecture Triennial and 13th Sharjah Biennial; Manifesta12, Palermo,Tate Britain and elsewhere. They currently lead a studio unit at the Royal College of Art, London.

>>> Reading: “Littoral Ambiguities”“Boundary Gazpacho”Climavore

COUNTERSPACE

Counterspace is a Johannesburg-based collaborative architectural studio, directed by an all-woman team of Sumayya Vally, Amina Kaskar and Sarah de Villiers. Counterspace is inspired by their location – Johannesburg – and aims to work with developing design expression particularly for Johannesburg and the continent – through urban research, publications, installations and architecture. They also teach at the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witswatersrand. 

Counterspace has been selected to design the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion. 

>>> Reading: “Golden Plateaus”

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We are seeing the world being potentially transformed by the massive popular resistance to racism and anti-black violence that has been prompted by recent displays of racist brutality. The master’s courses of the Piet Zwart Institute stand in support of movements for racial justice around the world and we hold ourselves accountable to address the urgent demands being issued through protests and community-led actions. We recognize that to stand in solidarity with this movement is to commit to do the work of reflecting its aims of justice and equity within our educational and creative community. We must continue to support and empower diverse perspectives. We must deepen our commitment to making our resources more accessible to a local and an international student body. We must platform voices of resistance and amplify their work through our curricula and programming. And we will continue to engage in active and persistent dialogue and self-critique. We remain committed to manifesting the transformative change we hope to see in the world as educators, artists, and designers. Black Lives Matter.

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