#SandbergGraduation 2015


Yesterday we got a private tour of the graduation show 2015 at the Sandberg Institute, held at the Burgerweeshuis (a former) Orphanage in Amsterdam, which is a wonderful, but derelict, 1960s monument designed by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck.
Thank You Freundin H.!

The Sandberg Instituut is the postgraduate department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. It offers Master’s programmes in Fine Arts, Interior Architecture, Applied Art and Design. The Sandberg Instituut also has so-called (permanent) programmes: Fine Arts, Studio for Immediate Spaces, Design, The Dirty Art Department and Research Master’s in Critical Studies. On show at the graduation exhibit were also the temporary programs to be seen, which started in 2013;  School of Missing Studies , Material Utopias ,Cure Master, Designing DemocracySystem D Academy, (they invented various catchy names for the programs click to fully understand what they exactly mean)
Websites of some of the graduates; victordelestre.com, michelerizzo.wordpress.com, severafrahm.com, wieisreindier.nl, eapolman.com, isaurasan.nl , tqmulder.nl

Ways of Knowing by Daniel Stier

Ways of Knowing by Daniel Stier

“A personal project exploring the real world of scientific research. Not the stainless steel surfaces bathed in purple light, but real people in their basements working on selfbuilt contraptions. All shot in state of the art research institutions across Europe and the US, showing experiments with human subjects. Portrayed are the people conducting the experiments – students, doctorands and professors.” (images courtesy of the artist Daniel Stier)

The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man is a speculative design research by Arne Hendriks about the consequences of downsizing the human species to 50 centimeters. It has been a long established trend for people to grow taller. As a direct result we need more energy, more food and more space. But what if we decided to turn this trend around? What if we use our knowledge to shrink mankind?arne_hendriks_bjdw
We found out about this interesting project at the Beijing Design Week 2013. It was part of the Dutch Starting Something exhibition. Arne made notebooks of his findings, you could take the pages with you. A nice idea, presented in a strange, sloppy way…(see above)
See Arne Hendriks having a TedxBrainport-Talk 0n 2012.

See how Mimi Berlin used that great picture with the cock and the man HERE