Piet Zwart Institute
Wijnhaven 61
3011 WJ Rotterdam
The Netherlands

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design is delighted to announce a new public programme for 2018.

The interior represents a complex play of political, social, cultural and economic forces. Departing from a set disciplinary framework and turning to the notion of a continuous interior, this lecture series offers the possibility to imagine a space of the otherwise.

The series is an initiative by Andrea Bagnato and Füsun Türetken to encourage conversations on design-led research and to present a diversity of voices from across the discipline.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and will take place at Piet Zwart Institute.

Hilary Sample
January 19, 12pm
Hilary Sample co-founded with Michael Meredith MOS Architects, a New York-based practice that has built an acclaimed series of houses, as well as schools and other buildings. She is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Simone C. Niquille
January 24, 6pm
Simone C. Niquille is a Swiss designer and researcher living in the Netherlands. Her studio Techno esh investigates the representation of identity without a body, the digitisation of biomass, and the increasingly omnipresent optic gaze of everyday objects. Recently, her short lm
‘The Fragility of Life’ premiered at Impakt Festival in Utrecht.

Federico Martelli
February 7, 6pm
Federico Martelli is a researcher and exhibition designer at AMO/OMA in Rotterdam, where he led the design of Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has also been working with the photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, and is the cofounder of the collective Cookies.

Cooking Sections
March 7, 6pm
Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe are a duo of spatial practitioners based in London. Cooking Sections was born to explore the systems that organize the world through food. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, and geopolitics.

Laura Herman
March 21, 6pm
Laura Herman is a curator and writer whose work focuses on spatial infrastructure, organisational models, and a ective architectures. She is curatorial and production coordinator at La Loge (a space in Brussels dedicated to contemporary art, architecture, and theory), and has recently co-curated the exhibition ‘Natural Capital. And Counter Stories of the Archipelago’ at Bozar.

Shumi Bose
April 18, 6pm
Shumi Bose in an architectural writer, historian and educator. In 2016 she was co-curator of ‘Home Economics’, the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. She teaches at Central Saint Martins and at the Architectural Association in London.

Saskia Noor van Imhoff
May 16, 6pm
Saskia Noor van Imho is an artist living and working in Amsterdam. Her work uses installation to engage with the arrangements and hierarchies of art institutions in order to propose new connections between art and the everyday. She has been shortlisted for the Prix de Rome 2017.

Joseph Grima
date to be announced
Joseph Grima is creative director of Design Academy Eindhoven and director of Ideas City, an initiative by the New Museum. He co-founded the design research studio Space Caviar, and has previously been artistic director of the rst Chicago Architecture Biennial, editor-in-chief of ‘Domus’ magazine, and director of Storefront for Art and Architecture.