Save the Date!
From July the 11th until July the 14th we will showcase over 400 graduation projects of the Willem de Kooning Academy’s (WdKA) and Piet Zwart Institute’s (PZI) graduates! We hope to see you at this festive event!
Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute
Blaak 10 | Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam
The festive opening date and time and the full programme: to be announced soon, the registration link for the programme ↓ will be live by the end of June 2019. Register
The world is changing fast – and so is the role of art and design. The WdKA has reinvented itself to adapt to these changes. This blurring and cross-fertilisation between majors reflect both the fast-changing world around us and the shifting role of art and design. Artists, designers and educators are trained within one of three future professional practices.
Piet Zwart Institute Masters
The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. PZI specialises in a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The programmes all share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline.
View here the extensive programme of WdKA/PZI Graduation Show 2018 to get an impression of what to expect this year.
Graduation Show 2018, Review
The Graduation Show 2018 was a great success! With around 6100 visitors in five days, the event will be remembered as an innovative, original and incredible showcase of graduation projects created by our talented Bachelor and Master students. Needless to say, the Graduation Show 2018 will stick not only in the memories of the graduates but also in the ones of the visitors and the team that had helped to organise this event. Read about the Opening Night here and the review of the full programme here.
Left: Berend Brus, the winner of The Rotterdam New Talent Award. Photography by Kamiel Scholten.
Graduation Show 2018 Design Team Tells Their Story
We'd like to give a very special shout-out to the second year graphic designers/Graduation Show 2018 Design Team, who have created last year's Graduation Show identity and routing & signing. As they have wisely put it in their interview: "The honour of doing this is a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with millions of opinions".
Right: Wayfinding created by the Graduation Show 2018 design team. Photography by Menno Boer.
The registration link for the programme ↓ will be live by the end of June 2019.