IABR-2020-

Partner exhibition: NOW!

Designing in times of climate crisis


THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2021 DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN

MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW


IABR–DOWN TO EARTH asks: 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 Art, The Hague (KABK) are devoting their educational programs to exploring how designers should relate to the climate crisis and what action they can take.

How can we organize 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?

Petra Eros, Visual Essays TIME'S UP

Graphic Design BA, Royal Academy for the Arts, The Hague, 2020

Activist Exhibition
In their recent studios, lectures and graduation projects, and with artistic and design research as their instruments, the students explore the connections between the above questions and to actually make them, tangibly - regardless of the boundaries set by reality.

Keen to share the outcomes of their projects with a broader public, the two academies convert the results into an activist exhibition of spatial interventions, NOW! DESIGNING IN TIMES OF CLIMATE CRISIS, presented in the Keilezaal, the main location of DOWN TO EARTH.

Freek van Riet, Hoogtij

Graduation Project MA Urban Design, Rotterdam Academy for Architecture and Urbanism, 2020

Time's Up
The nearly 40 students of the KABK design a visual essay, TIME'S UP, in the form of a poster series (40x3 posters), flags, a spatial installation and a performance. Together with the works of the more than 100 students of the RAVB - models, posters, presentations, essays and manifestos - these form the basis for the exhibition. Subsequently, the exhibition will be put together and produced during a four-day workshop at the end of January 2021.

Elina Ersdorf: Visual Essays Time's Up!

Graphic Design BA, Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague, 2020

For NOW! DESIGNING IN TIMES 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 the Arts (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.

Thijs de Boer, Riotopia

Graduation Project MA Urban Design, Rotterdam Academy for Architecture and Urbanism, 2020