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Kijken in de grond

Architecture Grant Scheme

Kijken in de grond

CHRITH architecten, 2021

Studio Stephan Schagen and CHRITH architects want to show the beauty and diversity of the ground in the Netherlands with the project 'Kijken in de grond'. The central aim is to develop building blocks to form a cultural biography of landscape and crafts. The form is a wind-dried earthen stone that is unique to each location; in fact, it is composed on the basis of cultural biography, local soil, a plant structure, and a local mineral. In this way, they also aim to add the concept of 'material cultural identity' to the discussion on circular construction. They make a journey through the Dutch landscape to find locations for making the stones. Bringing all the stones together in an exhibition, and a closing event that can also be viewed online, form the final piece of the research. The team is supported by Natuurmonumenten, Centre for Global Heritage and Development, Maikel Kuijpers, lecturer in Archaeology at Leiden University, and Oskam VF.

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Studio Hedwich Hooghiemstra, 2021

Studio Hedwich Hooghiemstra sees that the focus with an ageing population lies primarily on physical accessibility, but argues that the mental wellbeing of elderly people is at least as urgent. The research project 'Stilteruimtes' investigates the relationship between architectural elements, emotional experience and the function of quiet spaces. In the start-up phase, the architectural elements of quiet spaces are investigated, scale models are designed and the results are presented to care institutions. Studio Hedwich Hooghiemstra is working together with Vitalis care institution on the project. Hans van Laar, spiritual counsellor at Vitalis, is also involved. In addition, Rob Vermeulen (formerly of Cube Design Museum) offers his knowledge and expertise on mourning and multi-sensory design. There is also a collaboration with Marieke Sonneveld, head of End of Life Lab (TU Delft), who offers her expertise on elderly people who are at the end of their lives.

Architecture Grant Scheme Activity programme

De subjectieve atlas van Amsterdam

Stichting Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam, 2021

ARCAM aims to bring together multi-perspective reflections on the built environment in a publication called 'De subjectieve atlas van Amsterdam'. The project consists of a public research programme that collects underrepresented perspectives on Amsterdam's built environment. In collaboration with Annelys de Vet from publishers Subjective Editions and various Amsterdam interest groups, ARCAM is organizing eight workshops in which participants visualize their experience of Amsterdam's built environment. Subsequently, the public is engaged in conversation within a programme of activities. The aim is to work with policymakers, urban planners and architects to make design practice more inclusive. The interest groups include The Black Archives (archive for black and other underexposed perspectives), IHLIA (interest group of the LGBTQI+ community in Amsterdam), Stichting Blinden-Penning (organizes activities for blind and visually impaired people) and De Bond Precaire Woonvormen, which campaigns for the rights of people in a precarious housing situation.

Architecture Grant Scheme Start-up grant

Take Care 1012: Making Sense of the Red Light District

Natalie Dixon, Bob van Toor en Roelof Petrus van Wyk, 2019

In 'Take Care 1012: Making Sense of the Red Light District' researcher Natalie Dixon (affect lab) explores the sensory landscape of the Red Light District of Amsterdam with the architect Roelof Petrus van Wyk and urban historian Bob van Toor. The goal of the research is to develop a sensory urbanism toolkit for the city- and place-making communities. The results of the research will be documented in a formative sensory atlas of the Red Light District, available as an open-access publication. 'Take Care 1012: Making Sense of the Red Light District' is produced in collaboration the Prostitution Information Centre (Amsterdam), Het Nieuwe Instituut, The Mobile City, Failed Architecture, STIPO and 3 Layers.

Architecture Grant Scheme Open call

Architecture Biennale: Cosmogonia Mundi

Cosmogonia Mundi reflects on the possible futures of the City of Venice and the Port of Marghera in the form of live dance, using Northscapes Collective's installation The Port and the Fall of Icarus on the shore of the laguna as a backdrop, and a film documentary in the main exhibition of the Venice Pavilion/Marghera. In this project, which is part of a larger research programme, MAKE MOVE THINK explores the dialogue between individualism and collectivism in contemporary urban culture. Performing Arts and Architecture meld to create a moment where Dance is not merely performance and Architecture is not permanence.
Below a short documentary created as part of the project 'Cosmogonia Mundi' at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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