IABR-

Dave van Toor

Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, 2021


The exhibition NOW! has been set up but cannot be opened to the public due to the lockdown. However, 150 students, two academies and one IABR are hell-bent on bringing you its content.

NOW! FROM APRIL 5 THROUGH MAY 26 ON INSTAGRAM
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NOW! Designing in times of climate crisis
IABR–DOWN TO EARTH asks the question: Where can we land? In response, the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design (RAVB) and the Graphic Design (BA) and Non Linear Narrative (MA) departments of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts (KABK) dedicated their education programs in the autumn of 2020 to an exploration of how designers can relate to the climate crisis and what action they can take.
How can we design our lives and our living environment in such a way that the future is sustainable? How do we deal with the shortcomings of "modernity as a project"? What values should we embrace and what should we say goodbye to?

NOW! - workshop February 2021

picture: RAvB

Setting up NOW!

image: IABR

In a three day workshop at the end of February, a group of students from the KABK and the RAVB curated the exhibition NOW! Designing in Times of Climate Crisis, an exhibition with contributions from almost 150 students and made for the Keilezaal.

For additional information on NOW! please click here

NOW! DESIGNING IN TIMES OF CLIMATE CRISIS

posters by students of KABK and RAvB


picture: Melany van Twuijver

DOWN TO EARTH is a biennale in times of pandemic – an anti-biennale. Instead of compressing a multitude of activities – concentrating them in time and place, inviting as many people as possible, from far and wide, through the same door – we will unfold the program over time. A biennale true to form is simply not possible under the current atypical circumstances.
From September 2020 until the summer of 2021, the IABR will present a series of relatively small exhibitions and other activities. We will also find safe ways to organise a limited number of events, such as work sessions and lectures.

Read the introduction to DOWN TO EARTH by chief curator George Brugmans here

Read more about DROUGHT IN THE DELTA, the first exhibition of DOWN TO EARTH, here

Read more about WHOSE ENERGY IS IT, ANYWAY?, the second exhibition of DOWN TO EARTH, here

Read more about METEOPOLIS, the first partner exhibition of DOWN TO EARTG, here

WHOSE ENERGY IS IT, ANYWAY?

picture: Aad Hoogendoorn

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