Open Day Piet Zwart Institute: Master of Education in Arts Saturday 6 February, 2 – 3.30 pm

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master of 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.

Please subscribe before Wednesday 3 February via the email: 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: Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings throughout the year >

From Home to Home poster.

Lens-Based student Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy to premiere in the London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Film: From Home To Home

Director: Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy

Script Co-writer: Vien Khau

Graphic Designer: Tran Tu Nguyen

Festival name: London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Festival Date: 7th Jan 2021 – 1st February 2021

Festival information.

The year is 2020. The world is fighting a pandemic. In the Netherlands, the government announces city lockdown to control the spreading of the disease. Stuck in a foreign country and longing for home, the narrator walks out one day, starting a trip hoping to find somewhere to belong. FROM HOME TO HOME” weaves together mysterious images that evoke classic science fiction cinema, such as SOLARIS and FRAU IM MONDE to convey the experience of being trapped in the uncanny and silent Netherlands while longing for home. And depicts the protagonist’s journey of finding her way home – on the wrong side of the world.

Link to purchase the film (the ticket will allow you to watch Thy’s film with other 97 films):…/

Lift-off programmes:

Exhibition: The Social Body at Atelier Hofbogen

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

Climb the Wall Roodkapje

Climb the Firewall – Interactive Event – Roodkapje

Climb the Firewall
Saturday, 5th December, 2020.
14:00 – 20:00

We are excited to invite you to Climb the Firewall, an interactive *real-life* scavenger hunt throughout Rotterdam’s streets to safely play in the age of broadcasted lifes. Rough tapes, computer fossils and prehistoric mobile phones will drive you to unlock your path for the unexpected.

Grab your bored roommates, venture out into the real world and follow the traces of De Tapijttegels all the way through the center of Rotterdam to enter their secret headquarters. If you make it on time and bring their lost treasures, they might reward you with an exclusive *real-life* performance. If not, at least you made it out of the house. But beware: Winners don’t fall from the sky. You will have to master multiple channels to find your way.



Participating Artists

    De Tapijttegels
De Tapijttegels is a duo ensemble comprised of Sid Dankers and Nadia van Essen. A skilled kazoo player, and a trained nose-flautist who combine their qualities in analogue live performances in which dusty, yet electrifying sounds are created.
During the interaction of this somewhat naive orchestrals duo, they examine the context and immediate environment in which they are located. Their new tape will be released soon!…

    Roos Groothuizen
Roos Groothuizen is an independent media artist and designer who dances on the borders of interaction, theater, intervention, web, film, games and animation. Also a proud member of Telemagic: an open media-lab trying to make sense of the mysteries that revolve around digital technology.

    Kendal Beynon
A writer & designer currently situated in the realm of experimental publishing, she aims to find the in-between of these fields through hacking, subversive design and dissemination.
Web: & @tr0pisms

    Camilo Garcia
Visual Artist interested in exploring printed matter and digital publishing possibilities to expand narratives, propose questions and speculate answers.
Web:  & @jackrackjack

    Federico Poni
Artist, well known as cyber-pigeon. Interested in the relationship between human/machine, in his research he tries to understand something more about the complexity of the techno-social-ecosystem.

    Floor van Meeuwen
Designer and organiser of events made by and for artists. Working in collectives as content writer for Volkssnakkel newspaper, organized eclectic events with Droom& Vreesmann and part founder of Spread Zinefest.

    Jacopo Lega
Active in the fields of graphic design and art direction, as Amphibia he focuses on printed matter and solid aesthetics in an effort to comprehend and expand the wholesomeness of the cultural experience, today.

Image by Jacopo Lega and Cyanne van den Houten

Special thanks to Galerie de Jalouzie (, Poing Arcade (, Maurik Stomps(

– Due to the duration of the event it is highly recommended to come by bike. Time is of the essence when moving from one place to the next.
– As parts of the event take place outside, make sure to dress accordingly.
– Tickets are limited! Booking a ticket is a commitment to participate.
– This is Roodkapje event, but this is not the starting location. You will receive the starting location !not Roodkapje prior to the beginning of the hunt.

Master Design launches their new website

Met trots presenteren we je onze website, waaraan veel van onze alumni genereus hebben bijgedragen:

In deze website delen we waar we als Master Design voor staan, wat onze studenten en alumni doen en nieuws over dingen die op stapel staan. Sommige teksten zijn in het Nederlands, sommige in het Engels – precies zoals dat binnen onze studie ook gebruikelijk is. Van onze studenten en alumni vind je de eigen stem terug in hun artikelen en/of profielen.

It is a pleasure to present you our website which is now being launched:

In this website we share what we stand for as a Master Design, what our students and alumni are doing and news about things to come. Some texts are in Dutch, some in English – just as is customary in our course. You find the voice of our students and alumni in their articles and / or profiles.


Date: November 25th, 2020
Time: 17.00hr / 5pm
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Meeting ID: 931 4678 6963
Passcode: 834371

The work of visual artist Yoeri Guépin emphasizes on research and often involves historical trajectories of knowledge production such as botany, archaeology, anthropology or the writing of history through objects. Central to the art- practice is working with collecting and the museum collection/archive as site of knowledge production and its historical vernacular to colonialism. Guépin’s projects often materialize in performative settings involving elements of film, text or objects, sometimes activated at a specific site. His latest project focusses on the late-colonial period and the role of the botanical garden in Bogor, Indonesia in the exploitation of its natural resources by the Dutch government. Guépin holds an MA from Dutch Art Institute (2013) and the works have been presented in various exhibitions and symposia such as Akademie Künste der Welt, Cologne (2018), TENT, Rotterdam (2019) and Times Museum, Guangzhou 2020. 

During the talk Guépin will combine both his gardening practice and his most recent project which focusses on botanical gardens, tropical agriculture and experimental plant sciences during the late colonial period in Indonesia.

Botanists at ’s Lands Plantentuin in Buitenzorg (Bogor) Indonesia with the first adult Oil Palm trees send from Hortus Amsterdam in 1848. (Image KITLV Leiden)


Date: Monday November 23rd.
Time: 19.00hr/ 7pm 
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Meeting ID: 950 1639 9542
Passcode: 264416

A Leaky Offering: This talk will discuss the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished in my interdisciplinary practice. What does it mean to be a learner who creates work that is perpetually being iterated upon? In this talk, I will explore leakiness or the refusal of enclosure, as a liberatory technology that offers opportunities to wade in the porous boundaries between spiritualities, ways of knowing, and bodies of text. 

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (b. 1985) grapples with the poetics, politics, and pleasures of the unfinished: ecologies of Black living, Black textual production, Black utterances, and Black spiritualities. Rasheed is invested in the agile relationships between the varied modes of reading, writing, archiving, editing, translating, publishing, reflecting upon, and arranging narratives about lived Black experiences. These projects include sprawling, architecturally-scaled Xerox-based collages; large-scale text banner installations; publications; digital archives; lecture-performances; library interventions; and poems/poetic gestures. Rasheed has had national and international exhibitions and projects at the New Museum, NY; Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow, UK; Rice University, Houston, TX; Brooklyn Public Library, NY; Brooklyn Historical Society, NY; New Museum, NY; Bronx Museum, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; ICA-Philadelphia, PA; MassMOCA, MA, among others. Additionally, she has created public installations with Public Art Fund and For Freedoms / Times Square Arts. Her work has also been exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and will be included in the Glasgow International, UK (2021) and Prospect.5 (2021). She is the author of two artist books, An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019) and No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019).



Date: Tuesday November 3rd, 7pm
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Meeting ID: 917 2186 3234Passcode: 778395

This exploration into my work and practice will borrow concepts from the music recording world. Using the notion of the studio as instrument, I will refer to various experimental producers in pop music history (Joe Meek, Daphne Oram) to frame the unique type of knowledge an artist might glean from a focused studio practice. Attempting to understand the continuous practice of making as a tool in itself, we will touch on some ideas discussed in Hammer and Silence by Jyrki Siukonen. Realizing each of us is different in our way of making, I hope to offer some ideas that are not specific to medium or method, but more a discussion of the notion of a practice itself. Of course, there will be some surprises along the way.

Alexandra Phillips (b.1988) is American currently working in Rotterdam. Although she was born in New York State, she spent much of her formative years in North Carolina. Attending an art-centered high school program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she went on to complete a BFA in painting and a BA in art history at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her practice explores a range of medium from sculptural forms, to sound, to text and printed matter. Phillips has worked with various institutions in the United States and Europe, receiving a Van Lier Fellowship (2013), Atelier Mondial is supported by the Zaeslin-Bustany-Scholarship in collaboration with Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland (2016), Jan van Eyck Academie (2017). For the past year her research has been supported by CBK Rotterdam. In 2011 Phillips and artist Jan Henderikse (b.1932) founded Magazine, an absurdist design firm that continues to operate in various forms today.

It is this passion for materials—far more than the interest in what it is—that sets Phillips’ work apart from the narrative and anecdotal. Because Phillips is expressly not a creator of tableaux: “I’m not an image maker, illusion is not my thing.” She does reflect on the people who once felt desire for what now passes through her hands discarded—the wonder, sometimes with a dash of melancholy—but this never resurfaces in the work. Ultimately her art is meant to be concrete, to represent nothing other than what it is. Phillips works with the characteristics of her materials, but does not transform them. These are characteristics that are so often overlooked, precisely because they may contain a certain degree of randomness, as they are unintended characteristics. Hard cardboard becomes soft when it ages, colorfast plastic fades, and rigid polystyrene eventually crumbles. Alexandra Phillips gives precisely that neglected a second chance, she revisits the obsolete. Because everything deserves “a day in court,” as she likes to put it. The cards are reshuffled, it is a “new round, new opportunities,” for the functional and the functionless, for the unnoticed, worn and discarded, for that which has acquired a new meaning, value aesthetic with the passage of time.

– From Antoon Melissen, “A Day in Court” 2016

Open Day WdKA/PZI Master Design

Open Day WdKA/PZI Master Design

>Wednesday 18 November, 19.00-20.30 pm / Zoom

Based on their own design question, students within the Master Design learn to do design 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 the Open Day to find out more on our course, in a program where the course director, a tutor and two students share their insights and answer questions.

Subscribe before Friday 13th November via the email: and tell us your name, background (discipline) and what you expect from our master (short text).

Image credit: Design research, by Wiesje Korf.

Interactive Audio Tour Gill Baldwin

Interactive Audio Tour – Gill Baldwin of the Hamburger Community of Art – Roodkapje

Date: Saturday, October 17th, 31st and November 14th 2020.

Time: 13h – 14h, 16h – 17h CEST/UTC+2.

Place: Roodkapje, Rotterdam, Delftseplein 39.

Gill Baldwin of the Hamburger Community of Art would like to invite you to the interactive audio Tour, There is Something I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You…

An alternative audio tour through the city center of Rotterdam. The audio tour was brought together interlinking a series of interviews with architects, designers, and AI researchers about the increase of surveillance in their (and our) daily lives. 

Comprised during the summer months as the pandemic, track and trace paranoia, and protests ran throughout the world, the audio tour takes you along architectural highlights along the way, giving an intimate and personal look into place and structures you think you know, and allows you to reconsider your everyday surroundings as active sites of surveillance. 

  • Guided tours will take place on Saturday 17 and 31 October, and 14 November.
  • There are two tours each day, starting 13:00 and 16:00 hours, in groups of max. 3 people. We will be following corona measures and social distance guidelines.
  • Tours begin and end at Roodkapje, and take about 45 minutes.
  • The price of the tour is free but you must reserve a time slot.
  • To participate in the tour you need a working SMARTPHONE and HEADPHONES.
  • In order to start tours in time we ask you to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • Tours take place rain or shine, so please dress warmly! 

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Written and produced by Gill Baldwin

Co-producer: Louisa Teichmann

Sound: Ymer Marinus

Voices: Sophie Bates, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Beatriz Pero Giannini, Luke Murphy and Salvador Miranda.

Gill Baldwin (b. 1992, Canada) is a multi-disciplinary artist. Using analog and digital methods she explores the biases and behaviours of contemporary digital technology. Her background as an interior architect explores the incorporation of digital technologies within the built environment and their affect on the neighbourhood, the self, and human agency.



The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is Roodkapje’s year long residency and development trajectory for young and emerging artists, based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration, and developing new artistic practices. What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? And, how can they find new and intriguing ways to connect to diverse audiences?

This project is supported by Roodkapje and Stimulerings Fonds NL.