PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE PANDEMIC ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
For now, we are calling it development by design. But what exactly is it?That’s the question that the IABR, the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (RAvB) will be exploring together in the coming year.
Both the IABR, especially through its IABR–Ateliers, and the RAvB have extensive experience with research by design: the targeted use of spatial design tools to explore how major challenges and living environments are connected as well as what, from the spatial domain, the action perspective is for concrete transformative change. At the same time, we realize that research by design does not nearly often enough succeed in actually setting transitions in motion – a serious issue that we have tabled in the 2018 edition THE MISSING LINK. By connecting DRIFT’s transitional thinking to IABR’s and RAvB’s research by design practice, we expect to be able to make strides and devise a transitional design practice.
This exploration, initiated by George Brugmans (IABR), Derk Loorbach (DRIFT) and Thijs van Spaandonk (RAvB), will take a year. The results will be shared during the next edition of the IABR, SHOCK AND ROLL and we will kick off with an online mini-conference on Monday, June 22.
Research by Design
by Thijs van Spaandonk (head Urbanism RAvB, co-curator IABR–DOWN TO EARTH)
by Derk Loorbach (director DRIFT & chief curator IABR–SHOCK AND ROLL)
interactive break out
with Thijs van Spaandonk, Derk Loorbach, Eva Pfannes (founding partner OOZE Architects and Urbanists, lead designer IABR–Atelier Rotterdam) and Nynke Tromp (Assistant Professor Social Design & Behavior Change, Delft University of Technology).
The moderator is Mark Minkjan (urban geographer)
date and time
Tuesday 22 June, 7pm – 8.30pm
This online conference is free and open to everyone, We will host the conference via Zoom, all you need to do is register via this link
Please note: you can only attend this mini-conference with the Zoom application on your computer, the Zoom app on your phone, or by dialing in, not via Zoom in the browser!