Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design



This event is a part of the Graduation Show 2018 programme

The MIARD'18 Graduation exhibition is a gathering of ideas, methods and scenarios. Together, the projects form an open-ended collection that embodies the numerous ways these designers research, develop and position their practice. The exhibition is expressive of the complexity, variety and potential of a contemporary “interior” practitioner.

There is an inference in the collection of research projects, The Archive as a Productive Space…, when testimonies begin to take shape, such as “the productive archive offers an open framework, which actively transforms itself and therefore allows for the constant production of new and surprising relationships” (Miessen, Chateigné 2016). The collection is a “fluid” gathering, a decentralised, open framework that produces ruptures, inclusiveness and potential within standards - it is directly reflective of the elastic nature of the graduation projects this year.


Claudia Cañizares, Günce Çavuşoğlu, Thomas Galvan, Theodora Kalamatianou, Francesco Mottola, Chiara Raimondi, Livia Stacchini, Marta La Torre Rubio, Szu-Yi Wang, Christos Zogopoulos.


Merle Flügge, winner of the 2017 WdKA Research Award and the MIARD Alumni Research Award will present her current research with the launch of her design studio SupertoysSupertoys.


Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design,
Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61

Opening exhibition:

Wednesday, July 4: 17.00 – 23.00

General opening hours:

Thursday & Friday, July 5,6:  11.00 - 23.00
Saturday and Sunday, July 7,8: 11.00 - 18.00

MIARD at the Piet Zwart Institute is a postgraduate programme that is part of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Our international programme provides students with a Master’s level design-led research education with a critical and experimental focus on the complex and developing field of Interior Architecture.