The line-up of the new CrossLab Events / Willem de Kooning Academie is here! In conversation with biodesign specialist Pieter van Boheemen, Simone van Delft will reveal new relations between bacteria and graphic design. Thijs van Dalen and Harmen de Hoop take a look at the design of our daily routes and routines in public space and Stacii Samidin will question the stereotypical representation of gangs. In addition there will be a live 'Job interviewâ€™ between Job Taks and the Amsterdam firm Random Studio. The evening will be concluded with an Unboxing party in which David Lemereis (Bright's 'unboxing expertâ€™) will review Andrea Segato's version of the iPhone. Artist Niek Verschoor will be our host this evening.
In this new series of CrossLab Events we connect contemporary artists and designers to our graduating students. The events will present dynamic projects of various nature. What connects these WdKAâ€™s makers is their independent spirit and perspective. This young generation of designers and artists wants to disrupt borders and patterns. With their projects, they intend to comment upon the consumer culture of our ubiquitous visual, digital and social media.
The question of this evening: just how genuinely disruptive is this new generation according to the â€˜expertsâ€™? Within this framework, WdKAâ€™s new talents will be confronted with their heroes, masters, critics and professional â€˜soul matesâ€™. The new CrossLab Events show a diversity of work presented within in a variety of appropriate contexts.
Monday March 17 2014
Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam
Doors open 19:30 hrs, start 20:00 hrs
Reduction (students/employees WdKA/HR): â‚¬4,00
Harmen de Hoop (artist)
Pieter van Boheemen (Waag Society)
David Lemereis (Bright Magazine)
Mike Pelletier (Random studio)
Simone van Delft
Thijs van Dalen
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Time: Thursday March 20, 19:30 hrs.
Address: Vijverhofstraat 100, Rotterdam
[X] City: Making Interior Cities
Piet Zwart Institute, Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design [MIARD] programme invite you to join us at Post--Office, a Rotterdam cultural platform exploring new methodologies for architectural production and representation, for the launch of the short-form e-publication, entitled [X]City: Making Interior Cities.
This e-publication presents the design initiatives that were researched and developed by the designers at MIARD. The selected projects exemplify critical and visionary initiatives in the context of the interior as city.
The theme explores large-scale interiority, urbanism, and the re-use of a vacant industrial building in the Port of Rotterdam called the Submarine Wharf â€“ originally a covered slipway for making submarines. The building and its location outside the city posed an array of challenges inherent to the repurposing of very large buildings in decentralised, industrial urban areas. This is MIARDâ€™s second project focusing on the Port of Rotterdam after the 2013 thematic project and exhibition Post-Port: Obsolete Typologies in the Port of Rotterdam.
Questions were raised, such as: What is the future of these industrial factories and warehouses? What types of programmes would work to bring people to remote areas? Which factors increase human population and density in cities? What economies could thrive in these locations? Can highly specific micro-communities/cities be a source of revitalisation? And what if we use the remits of urbanism to make and populate the interior? How is the practice and body of knowledge of the interior altered, if it expands in a multidisciplinary sphere?
Evening Programme:MIARD welcome, Alex Suarez, Course DirectorOn the theme of Interior City, Petar ZaklanovicOn the e-publication and design process, Aynav ZivDesigner Talks, Giulia Cosenza and Natalie KonopelskiQ&A with the audienceDrinks