Studio for Immediate Spaces

Studio for Immediate Spaces

Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam

Tomas Celizna, Tony Smith about his six-foot steel cube, 2014. Studio for Immediate Spaces, 2014.
April 10, 2014
Studio for Immediate Spaces

Application deadline (EU residents only): May 15 2014

Studio for Immediate Spaces
Sandberg Instituut
Masters of Rietveld Academie
Fred Roeskestraat 98
1078 ED Amsterdam

Studio for Immediate Spaces
In between the logic of constructing architecture and the design of objects, we experiment and explore the immediate space. The Studio for Immediate Spaces is a place for understanding and defining specific spaces that we live in, we work, eat, socialize, discuss, or perform in.

To explore and expand the field of the interior as a specialized focus on space that has a direct relation to their users, we include any space as a possible place. For us they are in- and outside. They are here and on the moon. They exist in our minds and are physically around us.

Our practice is to define our gestures out of which we construct the spaces we inhabit, and to see space as a circumstance to let something happen.

This two-year master course is set up around four practice-based studios, each led by a practitioner in the field of architecture, design or fine arts. A studio revolves around a topic, which for the current year are the Autobiographical Construction, Let’s Dance—from Studio to Situation, Material Gesture and the Graduation Studio. Participants will develop and understand through these four studios their own intuitions, the tangible aspects of their work, the context they relate to and the environments they make.

Next to the studios, a theory programme provides a space for reflection on the practice, while experimenting with theory as a practice in its own right. One that encompasses writing and critical thinking. Besides regular seminars and individual tutorials, the theory program comprises a series of talks by invited speakers, the Monday Evening Talks, as well as the two day-long roundtable discussions, both of which are open to the public.

Additionally guests from different disciplines and nationalities are invited for up to a week during the weekly program. The general rule for these visits is that there is no rule. The guests can organize a lecture, a discussion, a walk, create work, or build a space.

The course is open to all students with a bachelor’s degree in Design, Interior, Architecture, Fine Arts, or other relevant fields that relate to space.

Course Director: Anne Holtrop
Coordinator: Rinske Wessels

Tutors 2013–14: Pascal Flammer (architect, CH, studio 1), Elise van Mourik and Laure Jaffuel (artist and designer, NL/FR, studio 2), Anne Holtrop (architect, NL, studio 3), Hanne Hagenaars (curator, writer, NL, studio 4), Tom Vandeputte (writer, editor, NL, theory)

Guest tutors 2012–14: Huib Haye Van der Werf (curator, BE), Melle Smets (researcher, artist, critic, NL), Juliane Rebentisch (philosopher, DE), Wouter Davidts (art critic, writer, BE/NL), Vivian Sky Rehberg (art historian, critic, USA/FR), François Charbonnet (architect, CH), Rodney LaTourelle (artist, writer, CA), Jerszy Seymour (designer, CA) Joost de Bloois (assistant professor UvA, NL), Lex Pott (designer, NL), Lara Almarcegui (artist, ES), Petra Blaisse (designer, NL), Tomas Celizna (graphic designer, CZ), Jasper Coppes (fine art researcher, NL), Gruppe (architects, CH), Krijn de Koning (artist, NL), Vincent de Rijk (designer, NL), Koenraad Dedobbeleer (artist, BE), Alice Foxley (landscape architect, UK), Kersten Geers (architect, BE), Stefano Graziani (photographer, IT), Hedwig Houben (artist, NL), Germaine Kruip (artist, NL), Jonathan Muecke (designer, US), Antonis Pittas (artist, GR/NL), Jacob Voorthuis (theorist, NL), Erik Wong (graphic designer, NL), Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck, Jo Taillieu (architects, BE), John Lonsdale (thinker and sculptor of landscapes, UK), Lucy Cotter (artist, writer, IE), Bas Princen (artist and photographer, NL), Sophie Krier (designer, LU/BE)

Participants 2012–14: Esther Bentvelsen (NL), Ewelina Niedziella (PL), Roeland Otten (NL), Maximiliaan Royakkers (BE), Ryuta Sakaki (JP), Alonso Vázquez (ES), Elejan van der Velde (NL), Annee Viken (NO)

Participants 2013–15: Alicja Nowicz (PL), Eva Schalwijk (NL), Johanna Nocke (DE), Juri Suzuki (JP), Luuc Soonke (NL), Nicolo Scatola (IT), Rachel Himmelfarb (USA), Sophie Dars (FR)

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