Application deadline extended

Application deadline extended

Piet Zwart Institute

Photo: Julia Kul, 2016.

April 1, 2020
Application deadline extended

Final deadline: May 18, 2020
Piet Zwart Institute
Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61
the Netherlands

Final deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants

The Piet Zwart Institute admits candidates on a rolling basis from December 2019 to May 2020, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. Due to the current circumstances, the final deadline has been extended and May 18 is now the final deadline for applications for the academic year 2020–21 (for European and Dutch applicants only).

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 four full-time master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media and two part-time master programmes, Media Design and 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: Daniel Giles (interim Course Director), Liesbeth Bik (artist), Kate Briggs (translator, writer), Bernd Krauß (artist), Mike Sperlinger (writer, curator), Jan Verwoert (theorist, critic), Nina Wakeford (artist, sociologist), Katarina Zdjelar (artist)

Experimental Publishing: Aymeric Mansoux (course director, artist, writer), Clara Balaguer (cultural worker, vernacular designer), André Castro (media artist), Michael Murtaugh (computer programmer), Steve Rushton (writer, artist), Natasha Soobramanien (writer), Marloes de Valk (artist, writer, curator), Amy Suo Wu (artist, designer)

Lens-Based Media: Simon Pummell (course director, animator & filmmaker), David Haines (artist, drawing, video), Ine Lamers (artist), Javier Lloret (artist, researcher), Barend Onneweer (independent visual effects, animation artist), Steve Rushton (writer, artist), Natasha Soobramanien (writer), Marloes de Valk (artist, writer, curator),

Interior Architecture: Research + Design: Alex Augusto Suárez (course director, architect, educator), Golnar Abbasi (artist, architect, researcher), Andrea Bagnato (editor, researcher), Cookies, Federico Martelli & Clément Périssé (architects, designers, researchers), Daphne Heemskerk (graphic designer), Ephraim Joris (architect, tutor), Natasha Marie Llorens (curator, writer), Studio Ossidiana, Alessandra Covini & Giovanni Bellotti (architects, designers, researchers), Olivier Otten (interaction designer).

Education in Arts: Ingrid Commandeur (course director), Kate Brehme (museum educator, public practices), Jolande Bosch (artist, educator), Emiel Copini (educator, secondary education), Elizabeth Graham (museum educator, curator), Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (educator), Irina Shapiro (design educator, curator), Renee Turner (artist, educator), Sjoerd Westbroek (artist, educator), Thijs Witty (educator, research, writer).

(Architect, Designer Researcher), Olivier Otten (Interaction Designer).

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

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