Call for applications

Call for applications

Piet Zwart Institute

Lens-Based Media programme. Photo: L. Robbins.

December 10, 2018
Call for applications

Open day: February 9, 2019, 10am
Piet Zwart Institute
Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61
the Netherlands

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment.

We have five master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media, and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

As an educational institute the notion of “making public” is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Teaching staff
Fine Art: Vivian Sky Rehberg (Course Director, critic), Liesbeth Bik (artist), Kate Briggs (translator, writer), Bernd Krauß (artist), Mike Sperlinger (writer, curator), Jan Verwoert (theorist, critic), Nina Wakeford (artist and sociologist) and Katarina Zdjelar (artist)

Experimental Publishing: Aymeric Mansoux (Course Director, Associate Professor), Clara Balaguer (cultural worker, vernacular designer), Kate Briggs (translator, writer), Andre Castro (media artist), Michael Murtaugh (computer programmer), Steve Rushton (writer, artist), Marloes de Valk (artist, writer), Amy Suo Wu (Artist, designer)

Lens-Based Media: Simon Pummell (Course Director, filmmaker, Associate Professor), David Haines (artist, drawing, video), Ine Lamers (artist), Javier Lloret (artist, researcher), Barend Onneweer (independent visual effects and animation artist), Kate Briggs (translator, writer), Steve Rushton (writer, artist), Marloes de Valk (artist, writer)

Interior Architecture: Research + Design: Alex Suárez (Course Director, architect, educator), Andrea Bagnato (editor, researcher), Max Bruinsma (writer, critic, editorial design), Daphne Heemskerk (graphic designer), Ephraim Joris (architect, interiors), Olivier Otten (interaction designer), Selina Parr (designer), Lara Tolman (designer), Füsun Türetken (architect, visual artist), Fosco Lucarelli (architect, professor and curator), Mariabruna Fabrizi (architect, professor and curator).

Education in Arts: Ingrid Commandeur (Course Director), Jolande Bosch (educator / research methods), Kate Brehme (researcher, educator / museum & public practices), Elizabeth Graham (museum educator, curator), Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (educator / critical theory and pedagogy), Michelle Kasprzak (educator / media and digital cultures), Barbara Mahlknecht (cultural researcher, curator, teacher and art educator), Irina Shapiro (designer, educator / design education) Sjoerd Westbroek (artist, educator / secondary and higher art education), Renee Turner (artist, educator / higher art and design education).

Apply to the Piet Zwart Institute
Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for non-EU applicants and priority deadline for EU applicants.
May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants.
Open Day: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10am–3pm

Piet Zwart Institute
P.O. Box 1272
3000 BG Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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