Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

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

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

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... Lees verder

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. 

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