Bregtje van der Haak
Bregtje van der Haak is a documentary filmmaker and journalist, with a special interest in technological culture. Her documentary projects include Lagos Wide & Close (2005), Saudi Solutions (2006), Satellite Queens (2007 and 2017), Grand Paris: the president and the architects (2009), Aftermath of a Crisis (2011), DNA Dreams (2013), Digital Amnesia (2014), Access to Africa (2015), Offline is the New Luxury (2017), and the feature length film Ubiquity (2018). Van der Haak regularly contributes to the Tegenlicht series on future affairs produced by VPRO Television. As a creative director, Van der Haak also developed collaborative transmedia projects including Urban Century (2009), Aftermath Project (2010) and the White Spots app (2016, with Richard Vijgen). She was a curator for Manifesta12 in Palermo, a board member of the Prince Claus Fund, a board member of the Erasmus Prize Foundation and member of the jury of the Venice Architecture Biennale. She has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong, and a returning visiting scholar at USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles, Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem.
Danilo Correale is an artist and researcher. In his work he analyzes aspects of human life, such as labour-leisure and sleep, under the lenses of time and body. His work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including (2018) Istanbul Design Biennial, BEMIS, Omaha, USA, RIBOCA – Riga Biennal BAK, Utrecht , Wien Biennale (2017) 16th Rome Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Pigs, Artium Museum, Spain (2016), Ennesima, Trienniale Milano (2015), Kiev Biennial, Kiev (2015), Museion, Bolzano (2015) Per-formare una collezione, Madre Museum Naples (2014), Steirischer herbst, Graz, (2013) Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012), Manifesta 8 in Murcia/Cartagena (2010), Moscow Biennial, Moscow (2010), Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009). Recent solo shows include: Diranno Che Li ho Uccisi Io, Careof Milan IT (2018) and At Work’s End, Art in General, NY (2017) Tales of Exhaustion. La Loge, Brussels BE (2016) The Missing hour. Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples (2015), The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan (2012), Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2011) and Entrèe, Bergen (2011). Correale is the founder of the Decelerationist Reader. He recently published They Will Say I Killed Them, NERO publications, Rome, Reverie. On The Liberation From Work, New York (2018), The Game - A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano (2014) and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books Berlin, (2015).
Design Academy Eindhoven, MA Social Design, 1st Year
The Masters in Social Design department at the Design Academy Eindhoven is a laboratory exploring new roles, contexts and approaches in design for an evolutionary society. Self-critical, reflective and collaborative, the masters in Social Design is concerned with the dynamic interactions between people and imbedded systems, in their broadest sense, recognizing their full complexity and ever-changing contexts. Contributors: Alice Bardou, Charly Blödel, Bianca Carague, Roberta Di Cosmo, Coline Declef, Charlelie Flamant, Giulio Fuzzi, Jan-Micha Gamer, Anna Klara Iversen, Anna Jakob, Liana Kuyumcuyan, Coltrane Mcdowell, Matilde Patuelli, Victoria Plasteig, Marta Rioz Piza, Elsa Rambaut, Sam Shamsher, Alina Natalia Słup, Adi Ticho.
Leanne Wijnsma’s work uses instinct as design, exploring the relationship between freedom and technology through smell design and subterranean explorations. The immersive nature of her work lends itself to an investigation in to human awareness and the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviour. Wijnsma is interested in addressing the instinctual within us by creating experiences for our senses, trusting that instinct evokes an inherent truth and freedom of mind through action. Leanne Wijnsma received her MA in Visual Strategies from the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam in 2013. Recently her work has been exhibited at the Science Museum London, Transmediale (Berlin), Biennale Interieur (Kortrijk) and the Beijng Design Week. Wijnsma teaches Communication & Multimedia Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht. She has won the Award for Creative Technology (2017), is one of the Art&Olfaction Award finalists (2017) and is a Future Emerging Art and Technology associate (2016). She received an e-culture grant from the Dutch Cultural Media Fund to research and develop the Smell of Data in collaboration with filmmaker Froukje Tan.
Lucy McRae’s art is driven by her interest in the future, technology and humanism. McRae strives to shift the landscape of how we might reimagine the human condition in a way that is relevant to society; challenging the viewers expectations of themselves. Her films and diverse installations place the human body in complex, futuristic scenarios that blur the boundaries between the natural and the artificial. By using fiction as a critical act to her creative process, McRae explores issues of who we are and where we may be headed, using storytelling to shape and power audience imagination. Her work plays on the edges of beauty, biotechnology and space travel; she invents visceral artworks that suggest what the future holds. McRae’s diverse works in sculpture, film, photography and installations have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Her work has received international critical acclaim and has recently been exhibited at the London Science Museum, Centre Pompidou and the Venice Biennale. Trained in classical ballet and interior design, her approach is to merge scientific breakthroughs relating to health and the human body with fictional spatial narratives. McRae’s artworks have been developed in collaboration with leading institutes including NASA, MIT and Ars Electronica.
Melvin Moti has produced several films along with artist books, objects and drawings, which have been featured in international exhibitions such as the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and the Yokohama Triennale (2014). Solo exhibitions include Art Sonje (Seoul, 2017), Mori Art Museum (2014, Tokyo), EMPAC (2014, New York), Pavilion (Leeds, 2013), Kunsthalle Lissabon (Lisbon, 2012), The National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh, 2012), Mudam (Luxembourg, 2011), Wiels (Brussels, 2010), The Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt (2008), and Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2007).
Ramon Amaro is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London and a researcher in the areas of machine learning, the philosophy of mathematics, black ontologies, and philosophies of being. Amaro completed his PhD in Philosophy at Goldsmiths and holds a Masters degree in Sociological Research from the University of Essex and a BSe in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ramon is a former research fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and visiting scholar at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).
Richard Vijgen is a designer and artist whose Studio for Contemporary Information Culture investigates new strategies to find big stories in big data. He makes interactive data visualisations and installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. Richard initiates and participates in research projects and works with clients to design and produce work that connects the digital realm with social and physical space. He teaches Information Design and Information Spaces at the ArtEZ school of art and design. Richard's work has been exhibited internationally at Ars Electronica, ZKM, Vitra Design Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, STRP Biennale and Manifesta 12. His work has been awarded by and the Dutch Design Awards, European Design Awards and Ars Electronica.
The Academy for Urban Astronauts
The Academy for Urban Astronauts investigates how earthlings can learn to live as space travellers – with a view of the stars and an insight into the vulnerability of our own planet. Because, besides being harried city dwellers, we are also cosmonauts, circling a star in the vast darkness. The academy is inspired by the overview effect that astronauts experience when they see the Earth from space. For astronauts, the view of our vulnerable living planet in the immense black emptiness coincides with the realisation that they are inseparably bound to this place in a fundamental way. A question that concerns the academy is: How can we, living in the modern urban condition, regain a view of nature and the cosmos? How can we emerge from our urban womb and realise that we are also passengers here on spaceship Earth. The academy publishes and organizes night walks and workshops. It is a poetic, activist and interconnecting project that combines sustainability and meaning in a combination of cultural programming and urban innovation. The Academy for Urban Astronauts is a multidisciplinary project by writer and theatre maker Marjolijn van Heemstra and futurology studio Monnik.
Rudy Guedj and Olivier Goethals
Originally designed to create the illusion of a complete vision of the world, the spatial model of the panorama of I See That I See What You Don’t See is deployed here as a medium. Yet, far from proposing a panoptic view, this device articulates a fragmented, incomplete representation of a contemporary landscape. A carrier and archive of research, the panorama also acts as a layered horizon encapsulating historical and current modes of seeing. Dioramas, projections, or smooth screens reveal scenarios we don’t generally get, or choose, to see. Rudy Guedj created the graphic design and visuals and Olivier Goethals was responsible for the spatial design of the exhibition.
Marina Otero Verzier
Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is currently Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and curator of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018. With the After Belonging Agency, Marina was Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016. From 2011-2015 she was based in New York, where she was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, Columbia University. Her work, recently awarded by The Graham Foundation, Design Trust, and the FAD Thought and Criticism Award, has been published in different books and journals. Marina has co-edited Promiscuous Encounters (2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (2016). Otero Verzier studied architecture at TU Delft and ETSA Madrid. In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. She completed her PhD at ETSAM in 2016. She currently teaches at ETSA Madrid and RCA in London.
Angela Rui, PhD, is an Italian curator and researcher based between Milan and Rotterdam, working in design theory and criticism. She co-curated the 25th Design Biennial of Ljubljana (2017), and the accompanying book, both titled Faraway, So Close. Her writings have appeared in publications and catalogues published by several institutions. She curated the 2015 edition of Operae, the independent design festival based in Turin, and the exhibition and catalog Ugo la Pietra. Disequilibrating Design (2014) for the Triennale Design Museum. She has been design editor for Abitare magazine (2011-2013), and curated the editorial project of Icon Design magazine (Mondadori, 2015-2017). As a researcher, she has been involved in Neuhaus, which will take place at Het Nieuwe Instituut in 2019. Until 2016 she taught at the School of Design (Politecnico di Milano) and at the Master of Interior Design program at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan). She currently teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design Master.
Francien van Westrenen
Francien van Westrenen studied Arts and Culture at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and wrote her Master’s thesis on the subject of the future of the art museum. Since then she has worked at various Dutch cultural institutes, the past 11 years as an architecture curator for Stroom Den Haag. There she curated exhibitions such as Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi, Proposals for a Qualitative Society with Céline Condorelli and Revolutionary Traces with Ângela Ferreira. Together with Maaike Lauwaert she edited Facing Value. Radical perspectives from the arts (Valiz, 2017). Since March 2018 she has been head of Agency at Het Nieuwe Instituut and responsible for mediating between Dutch designers, makers and architects and (inter)national platforms, manifestations and policymaking. Thereby addressing the innovative force and the international role of the various design sectors.