Fluid Territories: The North Sea and Beyond – Hamed Khosravi
Hamed Khosravi wants to work towards a manuscript for a publication with 'Fluid Territories: The North Sea and Beyond'. Khosravi's research focuses on the North Sea, which he considers to be the most urbanized body of water in the world. The research project offers new interdisciplinary readings of the ways in which the relationship between the space, the territory and its form of life can be revisited: it separates architecture from land and reads it in the context of the free sea. The study considers the North Sea to be a contested area in which various forms of life have flourished. For centuries, the sea has been the playing field of appropriation and conflict, and Khosravi wants to investigate how architecture has responded to this. He also focuses on the future, for example on the impact of climate change on the various coastlines, or the expanding logistics infrastructure as a result of shifts in our economy. In this follow-up application, Khosravi is building on the research conducted in the start-up phase, academics will be invited to write essays for the sub-themes, and design proposals will be drawn up for each theme together with a group of researchers and architects, and with parties such as the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London), TU Delft (Delft) and H+N+S Landscape Architects.
Hein van Duppen – De Reizende Boom (The Travelling Tree)
Issues such as climate resilience, biodiversity and liveability demand that more green space is realized in the city. With the project 'The Travelling Tree', Hein van Duppen wants to bring residents and professionals together to think about the future of the city, by means of events around the tree. The project inspires and stimulates individuals to actively engage in greening their living environment. 'The Travelling Tree' visits various destinations and enters into a dialogue with the surroundings. People can share stories, photos and experiences of its stay with each other online. This will result in a travel report as a starting point for a public discussion (together with CAST) with/between residents and professionals. The tree is also part of an exhibition organized by Kunstloc. 'The Travelling Tree' is an instrument for involving residents in thinking about the design of our living environment. Its travel report provides insight into different interests and ideas, and into the significance of trees in the city. The project connects policymakers and designers of the city with its users. Together they can put the challenges facing cities on the agenda. Besides CAST and Kunstloc, the Municipality of Tilburg, Almere Centrum and Bright are involved as partners.
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Of the 33 subsidy applications taken into consideration, 13 are receiving grants. This brings the percentage of applications receiving grants to 39%. The closing date for the last round this year was 6 October 2021. You can find the deadlines for next year here.
Photo above: De Woongaard I De idealen wijk, De Zaak Kodde
Milan Knizak Store for Art and Design – Kunstverein
'Milan Knížák Store for Art and Design' is a retrospective exhibition about the work of Czech multidisciplinary artist and Fluxus East director Milan Knížák. The exhibition explores Knížák's role as an artist through the lens of his furniture pieces. In addition to original pieces from Knížák's personal collection, which have never before been shown in the Netherlands, sketches and archive material will also be on display, placing the works in their original context. Designer Kaisa Sööt is responsible for the exhibition's scenography, in which she enters into a dialogue with Knížák and his practice. With this exhibition, Kunstverein aims to provide a contemporary interpretation of Knížák's attitude towards his practice and process. It also aims to give nuance to the Western European influence and stereotypical attitudes to art and design from Eastern Europe, and to set an example for sustainable exhibition design.
Publishing Diasporic Narratives – Publication Studio Rotterdam
With 'Publishing Diasporic Narratives', Yin Yin Wong wants to make a change in her practice as a designer and publisher, after having led Publication Studio Rotterdam for many years. Wong observes increasing attention being paid to diasporic narratives in art education in the form of temporary programmes, guest curators, summer exhibitions and minors. Her aim is to set up a publishing house where this theme is not an addition to an existing programme, but a platform in its own right that presents a new voice within the existing Dutch tradition of book design, including artist books. To investigate the scale and feasibility of the platform, she is starting a preliminary study that will include a literature review, an exploration of similar platforms and possible collaboration partners, and she will experiment with the form of the publishing house on both a graphical and substantive-operational level.
Zeeweg – Spotted Bird
The short animated film 'Zeeweg' tells how the arrival of the Afsluitdijk brought an end to fishing in the Zuiderzee. Based on the relationship between a fisherman and his son, it shows how life in the villages and towns around the Zuiderzee changed as a result. Juan de Graaf received a starting grant earlier for this project. This was used, amongst other things, to develop the synopsis into a complete scenario. In addition, research was carried out into the design and movement of the characters. In order to realize the animation film, the production of 'Zeeweg' has in the meantime been taken over by production company Spotted Bird. The film is primarily intended for the artistic festival circuit. Due to the historical value of the film, it will also be shown in museums.
Click here for all the projects selected in Design round 3 – 2021
Of the 38 subsidy applications taken into consideration, 16 are receiving grants. This brings the percentage of applications receiving grants to 43%. The closing date for the last round this year was 29 September. You can find the deadlines for next year here.
Photo above: Nanna de Jong - Ingrown