Architect Iris de Kievith and designer Annemarie Piscaer from the SerVies collective found a way to colour ceramic with particulates from the air of Rotterdam. By using such an everyday and intimate object as tableware they hope to make people aware of the air pollution in the city. Join the project through participative urban mining: armed with a brush, dust masks and plastic gloves, you can harvest the particulates from your surroundings and go on to use them to glaze a tile. The tiles are fired by Servies and sent on to you. Only then do you see how colourful design can be made out of dusty thin air.
This workshop is fully booked
Annemarie Piscaer and Iris de Kievith started SerVies from a shared interest in the (re)use of material and because they see the need for a healthier environment. Iris de Kievith is primarily focused on the overarching importance of people and their surroundings, while Annemarie Piscaer sets out from the idea that everything can be used as a material, even invisible particles of dust.
After studying architecture at Delft University of Technology, Iris de Kievith has worked as a freelance architect or in a team on various recycling projects. She launched her architecture studio in 2007. It mainly targets commissions involving transformation. Her starting point is: If your surroundings contribute to making you who you are, which environment would you like to create?
Annemarie Piscaer graduated as a designer from the Design Academy Eindhoven. After a period working as a C2C textile designer for Desso, she set up Studio Dust in 2014. Her design studio focuses on material research and design, based on the idea that everything always has a value, even the tiniest particle, from dust to dust. As a reflection on her own changing design practice, in 2017 she obtained a Master Education in Arts with the research project ‘As a designer I’m an expert, I’m an amateur’ on transdisciplinary design practices and their consequences for design education.
Thursday Night Workshop
Designers and makers from the worlds of architecture, design and digital culture share their techniques, experiments and questions in special workshops.
Before Thursday Night Live! you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.
Het Nieuwe Instituut reserves the right to cancel or move the workshop if there are less than five applications.
16:00-18:00 International Clinic: Financing and promotion
18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite. Please note: Het Nieuwe Café is in transition. The Thursday Bite will be served on a different place in Het Nieuwe Instituut.
19:30-21:00 Lecture Counting the Uncounted by Airwars
19:30-21:00 Lecture // Lautner A-Z // by Tycho Saariste
20:30-22:00 Remote Reading Room: Anna Tsing
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
Students, CJP, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75