What we do not know, is how long the current strict lockdown measures will be in place. It's not looking good, but hopefully, for all of us, infection rates will drop and measures can be eased again in February or March.
Our intention was to start 2021 with two partner exhibitions, METEOPOLIS in January, and NOW! In February. We are now exploring whether, if we are allowed to open the doors again next month, we can still present both exhibitions later this winter.
For now METEOPOLIS is closed, but you can take a virtual tour of the exhibition - for more information and to go the tour, click here
METEOPOLIS is an exhibition by Rotterdam Weatherwise, a program of the City of Rotterdam. With Scenarios for the Rotterdam of 2060 as its subtitle, it challenges four design offices to imagine what Rotterdam could look like 40 years from now if the city were to embrace the water, rather than continue to fight it. An exercise in looking ahead in times of climate crisis.
image: De Zwarte Hond
For the exhibition NOW! DESIGNING IN TIME OF CLIMATE CRISIS, some 150 students of the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (RAvB) and the Graphic Design and Non-Linear Narrative departments of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, are joining forces. Under the guidance of Thijs van Spaandonk, a curator of DOWN TO EARTH and head of the RAvB’s Master of Urban Design, and Roosje Klap, responsible for the graphic design of DOWN TO EARTH, and with Niels Schrader, head of the two KABK departments.
For more information, click here
image: RAvB, Freek van Riet / KABK, Petra Eros
picture: Melany van Twuijver
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.
Because of the pandemic, all plans and dates are subject to change. So, check our website and agenda regularly, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on twitter and instagram
Crucially however, make sure to stay healthy, safe and sane!