Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

This workshop will introduce the concept of site-writing based on two locations in Rotterdam, Hof Van Noord and the Van Nelle Factory building.

Site-writing is the analysis of space based on the body’s perception. The term was coined by Jane Rendell in Site-Writing: The Architecture of Art Criticism (London: Bloomsbury, 2010.) The technique is centered on a heightened attention to embodiment. Rather than relying on abstract representations of space, or using tools that distance the body from the final drawings, this method asks students to center their awareness of spatial design in the senses. 

The first part of the workshop will be led by Yoeri Guepin, a visual artist based in Rotterdam who has a plot in the community garden . A community garden is considered a grid with plots of land assigned to different amateur gardeners. Guepin’s artistic practice challenges that spatial idea by conceptualizing the surface of the earth as a volume containing myriad interdependent microcosmic universes. Guepin will give a short introduction to his work on bacterial microcosms, then lead students through an examination of the different soil conditions present in the garden.

The second part of the workshop will begin with a guided tour of the Van Nelle Factory, which was built between 1925 and 1931 in the International Style of modern architecture, influenced by Russian constructivism. The Van Nelle Factory is a Dutch national monument and was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2014. In many ways, it is the spatial inverse of the garden: built-to-order to process tea, coffee, and tobacco grown in Indonesia and other Dutch colonies before being shipped to Rotterdam, the space was designed to package and standardize agricultural products for mass consumption.

This workshop is led by guest tutor Natasha Marie Llorens, a writer and curator based in Stockholm where she is Professor of art and theory at the Royal Institute of Art.

image courtesy of Yoeri Guepin

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venues in Rotterdam dates PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media (LB) V2_ & TENT 16 – 26 June curator Florian Weigl. Opening Thursday 16 June until Sunday 26, Monday and Tuesday closed or by appointment only PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing (XPUB) UBIK + S/ASH Gallery, WORM 24 – 25 June Workshops & presentations Friday 24 June. XPUB grad work will also be represented at the WDKA graduation, 13-17 July. PZI Master Education in Arts (MEiA) Tent 1 – 2 July Workshops & presentations (some public and some closed to the public). PZI Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD) HuidenClub 7 – 10 July curator Danai Giannoglou PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art (MFA) MAMA+UBIK+Slash Gallery 8 – 16 July PZI Master Media Design (MDES) WDKA Blaak 10 and Wijnhaven 61 13 – 17 July In parallel with the WDKA graduation

venues in Rotterdam dates PZI Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media (LB) V2_ & TENT 16 – 26 June curator... Lees verder

MIARD 2021 Alumni Rachel Refael, Milena Sekulić and Gavin Oliver O’Leary have received the Architecture Grant Scheme from Stimuleringsfonds.

“Refael argues that our cities are faced with a progressive marginalization of sex-related places in the city. This is pushing queer culture and the sex work industry to the outskirts of the city, with gentrification happening in the Old Town. Through several personal interactions, the project aims to demonstrate the necessity of Red-Light Districts within cities in providing a platform for the people who depend on them. The research uses field research, mapping techniques and interviews to arrive at an extensive written and visual document. The focus is on three types of spaces: The Ball Room, The Brothel and The Sex Shop. For the project, Rachel Refael is collaborating with Milena Sekulić and Gavin Oliver O’Leary.”

“The proposal clearly describes how certain places that have a representative value to marginalized groups within society are slowly disappearing from the urban fabric, limiting their freedom of movement and putting them at risk of social isolation. This mapping gives one of these groups a voice and leaves room for a special polyphony that is of added value to the current debate about the city. The committee finds it interesting that the applicants themselves do not have a background in architecture, which means that a fresh perspective can be offered.”

The Architecture Grant Scheme supports projects that contribute to the quality, development, or understanding of the field of architecture.

https://www.stimuleringsfonds.nl/en/grants/architecture-grant-scheme

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Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more specific information per Master Program, the times and their online programming during the day.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.Please note additional dates:

As the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February. See below for details.

In addition to this Online Open Day we would like to offer students the opportunity to still get a taste of the academy. Therefore we organize IRL tours through the buildings (Wijnhaven and Kareldoormanhof) on Wednesday, February 16 and our current students will show you our Stations, studios and other facilities. If you’re interested in joining one of these tours, please send an email to pzwart-info@hr.nl.

Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, MIARD13.00 – 15.00 hr (CET)Location: OnlineZoom Link:https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/94094897922?pwd=YU43WkZCQkd2MllIRU02NVhnajBPQT09Meeting ID: 940 9489 7922Passcode: 400302 

Our Open Day this year is online. During our virtual gathering you will get a chance to learn more about the program and speak directly with members of the staff, students, and alumni. Please let us know if you will join the online session. Send us an email at z.hupkes@hr.nl to confirm your attendance by February 10. 

To know more about us, you can visit our online MIARD Archive to see the work of our students and alumni, review the recent program announcements and see a list of the exhibitions and publications, here. You can visit the Piet Zwart Institute and Willem de Kooning Academy websites for further information on the program and institutes. 

If you are not able to attend on February 12, email us to schedule an online or in-person meeting. If you would like to visit and meet members of the program in-person, send us an email to make an appointment. 

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. 

We look forward to seeing you soon,On behalf of the MIARD community 

Experimental Publishing11.00 – 16.00 hr (CET)Location: Online

XPUB will have two open day moments, both with the same structure; select the time that best fits your timezone.

The first session will be a 11:00 CET and the second at 16:00 CET.

Set-up:

After a short introduction to the course (15 mins), you can move between three breakout rooms where you can ask: (A) administrative questions, (B) questions to teachers in the course, (C) and to meet and ask questions with current students (45 mins).

For more information and online links: join us here: https://pad.xpub.nl/p/openday

Lens-Based Media

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media – online Open Day to find out more about our program. Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there will be time for an elaborate, informal Q&A with staff and students.

Please note: the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam (for information about the event, please visit: https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/programme/researchlabs/332056).

The Lens-Based Media program will therefore welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February.

We will have two open day moments, both with the same structure.

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

11:00 CET [reaching out to European – African and Asian timezones]

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

16:00 CET [for the Americas].

Should you like to join one of these sessions, please send an email to r.nisio@hr.nl

with the title: LB OPEN DAY – 11:00 CET or LB OPEN DAY – 16:00 CET.

For general questions about the course please send an email to: roblj@hr.nl

Master Fine Art11.00 – 14.00 hr (CET)ZOOM link:

https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/96064701360Schedule11:00-11:45  Danny Giles, course director of Fine Art, presents on program (focus on curriculum structure)12:00-12:45 Federica Bueti & Bernd Krauss (tutors on the course)13:00- 13:45 Cannach MacBride & Katarina Zjedlar (tutors on the course

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. Tour will start at 12.00hr. and will take up until 13.00hr. Please sign up via pzwart-info@hr.nl before Tuesday February 15, 16.00hr.

MA Education in Arts (Research in Art and Design Education and Collective Practices)11.00 – 12.30 hr (CET)Location: OnlineWe warmly welcome you to take part in the MA 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. Additionally, there is an opportunity to visit the program at location during our Open Information Meeting at March 11.Please subscribe before Friday 11 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. Zoom link will be send after subscription and published on the website a few days beforehand. We encourage everyone to subscribe.

Please find below the zoom link for the meeting:

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/91998600339?pwd=OWlNMGZJdlcwcnNFSGVnMUdxeWoxZz09

Meeting ID: 919 9860 0339Passcode: 971655

To learn more please visit: www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/. Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings > www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/open-information-meetings/

Master Design11.30 am – 13.30 pmLocation: Online

>Zoomhttps://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/99782578448?pwd=OVZOWGNhMjZXY3hnRGxqN2FRTjJMQT09

Meeting ID: 997 8257 8448Passcode: 635116

>Sign up for our Open Day by sending an email to wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl

Based on their own design questions, students within the Master Design learn to do designerly 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 our online Open Day to find out more on our course and get your questions answered.

11.30 am – 12.15 pm > Information on the Master Design and questions in general12.15 pm – 12.45 pm > Student work and experiences12.45 pm – 13.15 pm > Talk about the type of project you would want to do within the Master Design13.15 pm – 13.30 pm > Round up and invitation to come to our Preliminary Workshops

And for information in general: https://www.wdka.nl/programmes/master-design

NB We also participate in the Wdka Student Talk Week with a general Master Talk, Thursday 3 February,  19:00-20:00 pm: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/student-talk-week

Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart InstituteSaturday February 12, 2022Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more... Lees verder

Application deadline: March 16, apply here.Open Day online: February 12, visit here for details.

MIARD is an international Master program with a focus on practice-led research. We teach our students to look beyond disciplinary norms with a critical, imaginative and multidisciplinary approach to their work to gain a better understanding of the complex issues surrounding their field of practice. Interior Architects are faced with new realities, technologies and socio-political, environmental and economic challenges; consequently, the practice of the designer needs to expand, react and set future forms. At MIARD, design as research is viewed as multidimensional, circulating along numerous pathways and scales, from the local to the global, from objects to architecture and beyond. Our proactive approach to education creates a sense of openness, possibility and intellectual rigor.

Students develop their practice-led research with critically reflective, theoretical and historical discourse. The curriculum is multidisciplinary, designed with a distinguished community of international staff from diverse backgrounds who share and combine their expertise and resources. It’s imagined holistically with corresponding modules: Thematic Design Projects, Critical Strategies, Multiple Media and the Graduation Project. To further enrich a student’s professional experience and network, the program emphasizes the concept of making public. We actively exhibit and promote student work, participate in professional events and organize external collaborations.

Digital archive: Visit our online archive to learn more about the program and the projects—including the awards, scholarships, publications, exhibitions, and professional collaborations of our students and alumni.

Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The institute is named after the pioneering Dutch designer, Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts. It offers a rich combination of in-depth specialization and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment.

Staff 2021–22: Alex Augusto Suárez (course director, architect, educator), Golnar Abbasi (artist, architect, researcher), Andrea Bagnato (architect, editor), Cookies, Federico Martelli & Clément Périssé (architects, designers, researchers), Daphne Heemskerk (graphic designer), Kris Dittel (curator, editor, writer), Ephraim Joris (architect, tutor), Studio Ossidiana, Alessandra Covini & Giovanni Bellotti (architects, designers, researchers), Olivier Otten (interaction designer).

Recent guests, speakers & studio visits:Aristide Antonas, Alessandro Bava, Arna Mačkić, Ameneh Solati, Bastiaan de Nennie, Bikvanderpol, Cooking Sections, Counterspace, Chris Kabel, Dima Srouji, Erik Rietveld, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Formafantasma, Gabriel Lester, Giuseppe Licari, Hilary Sample, Ivan Lopez Munuera, Irene Sunwoo, JODI, Kirsten Algera, Koehorst in t’veld, Kuehn Malvezzi, Lois Weinthal, Luca Moscelli, Marina Otero Verzier, Mark Wigley, Michiel van Iersel, Moad Musbahi, Natasha Marie Llorens, Niels Schrader, Nick Axel, Noman Studio, OS&OOS, Penny Sparks, Point Supreme, Rachaporn Choochuey, Rafaël Rozendaal, Random Studio, Riet Eeckhout, Shumi Bose, Simone C. Niquille, Studio Folder, Studio Truly Truly, Space Popular, Suzie Attiwill, Tamar Shafrir, Team Thursday, Tijs Gilde, Tomas Saraceno.

Application deadline: March 16, apply here.Open Day online: February 12, visit here for details. MIARD is an... Lees verder

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

In a workshop with students of the Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Mark Wigley will discuss the contemporary... Lees verder

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