Making Design & Politics

More Design As Politics at the 5th IABR! This time: the debate Making Design & Politics (pfd!), on multidisciplinary approaches taking city design into a political dimension while defining urban politics through a design approach. The debate continues where the in 2011 organized series Design and Politics: The Next Phase at the Aedes Network Campus Berlin stopped and will outline alternative approaches to making our urban environment. It takes a next step towards the realisation of this approach by considering whether and how adaptability can become its cornerstone. Besides Wouter Vanstiphout also Thomas Sieverts, Floris Alkemade and Petra Wesseler will… Read More

Design as Politics Batches

An exhibition opening is not complete without a proper goodie. So we made one! Come to our opening, this Thursday, 19:30 in the Mini Mall, Rotterdam and get your own limited edition Design as Politics batch. There is one way to get a complete set. Come early!


Come to the opening party of our exhibition! This Thursday (19th April, 19:30h) in the Mini-Mall, Rotterdam. Architecture is politics! Why? Because cities are political. The city is the place where money, power, commerce, culture, religion and leisure meet and fight for a position. The exhibition Design as Politics shows these fights through spectacular three-dimensional images. They show how for the construction of a beautiful urban project a whole neighbourhood has to be demolished, how bringing the Olympics to a city can lead to massive protests or how a political revolution can spoil a prestigious architectonic project. But if Architecture… Read More

The paradoxical situation of Dutch Planning

We are very proud to finally unveil some more information about the DasP exhibition at the 5th IABR: Making City.  B Nieuws had the scoop so get your latest copy in the BK coffee corner or read it online. We’re on page 5.

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

If you by any chance walk around in the architecture faculty of Delft, pass by the nearest coffee corner to get your copy of B-nieuws (Also available online). Inside this faculty magazine you find the announcement of the Design as Politics contribution to the 5th international architecture Biennale Rotterdam ‘Making the City’. Our contribution to the Biennale consists of the publication of book 6 in the Design and Politics series and an exhibition in the recently renovated Hofbogen in Rotterdam, both presenting the results of research conducted within the chair and a selection of student work from the studio’s Rotterdam-Detroit, Istanbul-the… Read More