[logo and graphics © Daphne Heemskerk]

Exhibition dates: July 7 – July 15 2012
Opening: July 6 2012, 19:00 hrs

Location: Roodkapje
Address: Meent 119 – 133, Rotterdam


Graduation Show 2012
Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design
Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University

INTROOUTRO is a group show presenting the graduation projects of students from the new Master of Interior Architecture and Retail Design [MIARD] program at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University.

INTROOUTRO is devised to capture the spirit and theme of the exhibition.  The work unites two previously separate programs (interior architecture and retail design) as one. The projects by the twelve students reflect a reciprocal research effort that accumulates in the form of a written report and applied design. A connective theme is an open exploration on the expanding field and potential of the interior and the related typology of retail. The diversity of subjects, viewpoints and methods found in the individual projects aim to instigate transdisciplinary tensions, applications and novel strategies on existing archetypes and modes of production.

Collectively, the projects begin to shed light on a new generation of designers that do not need to be contained by historical disciplinary classifications. Instead, this new generation embraces a current, more entrepreneurial and open view towards practice and what they can “do” as designers.

Graduating students:

  • Wendi Dines (USA)
  • Carlijn Evers (NL)
  • Melina Ferreira (USA/BR)
  • Alexandra Georgescu (IT)
  • Tamara Godschalk (NL)
  • Corinne Lamby (BE)
  • Eva Neirynck (BE)
  • Agata Pilip (PL)
  • Fleur Sabbe (BE)
  • Bart Sasim (PL)
  • Anastasia Togrouzidou (GR)
  • Pieter van der Wel (NL)

Curators of the exhibition:

  • Alex Suarez (USA)
  • Silvio Carta (IT)