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Interior Architecture: Research + Design

Interior Architecture: Research + Design

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

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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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In compliance with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and to respond to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), educational activities and offices of the Piet Zwart Institute are operating differently.

The deadline for applications for NONEU applicants has been extended until 31 March, 2020. The final EU deadline has been also extended to May 18, 2020.

Should you have questions concerning your application, *do not use pzwart-info@hr.nl*, please email directly the corresponding Course coordinator from the Master of your interest: Master of Fine Art and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Zoraima Hupkes: z.hupkes@hr.nl Masters Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based Media Leslie Robbins: roblj@hr.nl Master Art in Education, Susana Pedrosa: demsm@hr.nl

Master Design. This course follows a different application process. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.wdka.nl/application-deadlines-master-design/

Important for application of the Master of Education in Arts. The portfolio should give a balanced overview of educational/pedagogical projects and experience, next to artistic/design work.

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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.

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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