2014

Nelly Ben Hayoun, Disaster Playground, 2014–15. Z33 Co-production. Future Fictions – Perspectives on World-building, Z33 House of contemporary art, 5 October 2014–4 January 2015 © Hanneke Wetzer.
October 7, 2014STUDIO TIMEStudio Future

Nelly Ben Hayoun. Disaster Playground, 2014

by Z33

Co-produced by Z33, Disaster Playground by Nelly Ben Hayoun is a platform investigating future outer space catastrophes and the design of procedures that allow us to manage these catastrophes and assess the risks involved. Text Z33 House for Contemp... Read more »

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Dunne & Raby, Not Here Not Now, 2014. Z33 Commission. Future Fictions – Perspectives on World-building, Z33 House for contemporary art, 5 October 2014–4 January 2015. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.
October 7, 2014STUDIO TIMEStudio Future

Dunne & Raby. Not Here, Not Now, 2014

by Z33

In a Z33 commissioned 'Not Here, Not Now,' Dunne & Raby present different interfaces for an alternative world. The interfaces belong to the digitarian world; one of the kingdoms of the United Micro Kingdoms project, characterized by neoliberalism... Read more »

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October 2, 2014STUDIO WORK

Justin McGuirk. Dreaming of Year Zero

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In the grey areas of “social innovation”, policy experts and computer hackers are adopting a design ethos to rethink intractable social problems. Nothing embodies the merging of these two phenomena in the field of design quite like open-source de... Read more »

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Thomas Lommée, OS TentBeds, 2016. Ideas City, Detroit, USA. Commissioned by Joseph Grima / The New Museum, NY.
September 30, 2014STUDIO WORK

OpenStructures. Interview with Thomas Lommée

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What is authorship in open source design? How is an object system based on open source distributed? Belgian designer Thomas Lommée, initiator of OpenStructures, talks about OpenStructures and prospective future of open source design in an interview ... Read more »

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September 24, 2014STUDIO WORK

Vera Sacchetti & Tamar Shafrir. A Good Virus

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Partly triggered by the crisis and partly fighting to stay relevant, in recent years biennials have stepped out of their traditional boundaries by inviting multidisciplinary teams of curators to share relevant perspectives, exploring controversial ni... Read more »

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Neïl Beloufa, People's Passion, Lifestyle, Beautiful Wine, Gigantic Glass Towers, All Surrounded by Water, 2013; video 2011. Future Fictions – Perspectives on World-building, Z33 House for contemporary art, 5 October 2014–4 January 2015. © Kristof Vrancken / Z33.
September 11, 2014STUDIO TIMEStudio Future

Imagining Futures. Perspectives on World-building

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Future visions are everywhere. Politicians promise us a better future – certainly in times of elections – scientists and technologists work towards it, companies try to shape a version of the future in which their products and services become nec... Read more »

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Thomas Lommée, Open Standards. Designing Scarcity – Design and Innovation in Times of Scarcity, The New Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. © Thomas Lommée / Intrastructures.
September 9, 2014STUDIO TIMEStudio Future

Designing Scarcity. Scarcity in Rotterdam

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When key materials and ingredients are scarce, those who control them have power. The rising value of a commodity can cause it to take on new meaning and can alter our relationship to it. Jan Boelen, artistic director of Z33 House for contemporary ar... Read more »

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May 24, 2014STUDIO WORK

Sound Art in Visual Arts. The Symposium

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'Sense of Sound' symposium brought together six curators specialized in sound art to discuss the status of sound art within the field of visual arts. The speakers include Joost Fonteyne, director of Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk and Sounding City,... Read more »

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Discourse and Critique. Interview with Johanna Agermann Ross and Tamar Shafrir

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Jan Boelen, Johanna Agermann Ross of Disegno magazine and  freelance design writer and critic Tamar Shafrir discuss the role of design discourse and critique at the horizon of Milan Design Week. Text Karen Verschooren Duration 01:03:35, in Engli... Read more »

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Mentorship and Collaboration. Interview with Aldo Bakker and Rianne Makkink

by Karen Verschooren

In the third debate, Jan Boelen, Aldo Bakker and Rianne Makkink discuss their practice of mentorship and collaboration in their role as teachers at the Design Academy Eindhoven, in their own studios, and as mentors in the upcoming design biennial BIO... Read more »

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Practice of Exhibiting. Interview with Joseph Grima

by Karen Verschooren

In the second Z33 Debate, 'Practice of Exhibiting,' Jan Boelen and Joseph Grima discuss the background and their ideas for a 'European Design Parliament.' Text Karen Verschooren Duration 00:51:23, in English. Functioning in a (design) world, w... Read more »

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Future Thinking. Interview with Tobias Revell

by Karen Verschooren

In the first Z33 Debate, 'Future Thinking,' Jan Boelen and Tobias Revell explore a series of questions related to design and future thinking. Whereas all designers design for the future, some do it more intentionally than others; for some, proposing ... Read more »

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