Session Room for Design Critique, Reflection and Debate
On Wednesday 1 June, the Creative Industries Fund NL is organizing a session in the context of the Open Call Room for Design Critique, Reflection and Debate. This open call focuses on proposals for activities that contribute to the strengthening of reflection and debate within contemporary design practice. During the session, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges relating to design criticism within the disciplines of design, architecture and digital culture and explain the possibilities of the open call further.
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Location: Creative Industries Fund NL in Rotterdam
Time: 14.30 - 17.00
Moderator: Marsha Simon
The design field is in a state of flux. Not only are the boundaries between the designing disciplines blurring, but theory and practice seem to be merging more and more. These developments call for new, updated forms of work and presentation. How can design criticism, reflection and debate be organized within this changing landscape? And in what ways can reflection on design practice contribute to interpreting the meaning of design for society?
Commissioned by the Creative Industries Fund NL, researcher and now IABR director Saskia van Stein examined the state of design criticism in the Netherlands. The publication Criticism, reflection and debate within the design disciplines of architecture, design and digital culture in the Netherlands (in Dutch) reports on the results and includes some recommendations. Together with Saskia van Stein, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to design criticism within the design disciplines. Following the substantive discussion with Van Stein about her findings, we will discuss the possibilities of the open call and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
14.30 doors open
15.10 in conversation with Saskia van Stein about her research publication
15.40 more information on the Open Call Room for Design Critique, Reflection and Debate by Joannette van der Veer (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie)
15.50 short presentation Press & Fold by Hanka van der Voet
15.55 short presentation Failed Architecture Situations by María Mazzanti
16.00 Q&A / room for questions
Are you curious about the changing culture of design criticism? Or are you as a maker, observer or platform planning to submit an application and want to learn more about the Open Call Room for Design Critique, Reflection and Debate? Then register now for this information session.
The session is free of charge. Register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Apply session design criticism’.
The Open Call Room for Design Critique, Reflection and Debate is open until 15 June 2022.