February 18, 2021 - Piet Zwart Institute - Call for applications: Master of Interior Architecture Research + Design, MIARD
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February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Piet Zwart Institute

Image: Chiara Catalini, The Social Body. L. El-Kayem, A. Ciccaglione, R. Refeal, D. Vega de Santiago, E. Garibaldi, K. Kasinger, M.D. Weis, N. Ingeveldt, N. Lee, G.O. O’Leary. Design studio: Cookies.

Call for applications: Master of Interior Architecture Research + Design, MIARD


Deadline: March 15, 2021
Apply here

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer, Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the Institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialization and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment.

MIARD is a small-scale international program with an emphasis on practice-based research with a multidisciplinary approach. As professional practice continues to expand, we train students for a career in a changing world. Interior architects today are faced with new realities, technologies and socio-political, environmental and economic challenges; consequently, the designer needs to expand, react and shape alternative roles. Practice-based research is multifaceted, circulating across numerous pathways, methods and scales, and from the local to the global, from objects to architecture and beyond.

Students develop their practice while synchronizing practice-based research with critically reflective, theoretical and historical discourse. Students are expected to be independent and forward thinking. Our approach to education creates a sense of openness, possibility and intellectual rigor. To enrich a student’s professional experience and network, the program emphasizes the concept of making public to actively present projects to broader audiences and collaborate in professional events.

Digital Archive: Visit our online archive to learn more about the program and the projects—including the awards, publications, exhibitions, scholarships, and international collaborations of our students and alumni.

Staff 2020-21: Alex Augusto Suárez (course director, architect, educator), Golnar Abbasi (artist, architect, researcher), Andrea Bagnato (architect, editor), 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).

Recent Guests, Speakers & Studio Visits: Alessandro Bava, Formafantasma, Space Popular, Samaneh Moafi, Aristide Antonas, Random Studio, Michiel van Iersel, Cooking Sections, Nick Axel, Counterspace, Shumi Bose, Ayna Kirschner, Studio Folder, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Erik Rietveld, Bikvanderpol, Noman Studio, Giuseppe Licari, Kirsten Algera, Marina Otero Verzier, Hilary Sample, Lois Weinthal, Koehorst in t'veld, Gabriel Lester, Chris Kabel, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Tamar Shafrir, Bastiaan de Nennie, Riet Eeckhout, Simone C. Niquille, Tijs Gilde, Random Studio, Niels Schrader, Tomas Saraceno, Point Supreme, Suzie Attiwill, Kuehn Malvezzi, Brenden Cromier, Arna Mačkić, Sander Wassink, OS&OOS, Bastiaan de Nennie, Penny Sparks, Michael Schoner, Irene Sunwoo, Thomas Vailly, Koen Deprez, Florian Cramer, Studio Truly Truly.

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