On 20 February, The New Institute in cooperation with Bureau Europe has organised a forum in the context of The Great Indoors Award 2013: The Nature of Things. This forum is also part of the parallel program 1:1 Sets & Bekleidung, currently on show at The New Institute until 30 March.
A New Baroque?
From the entries of The Great Indoors contest, about 270 from 40 countries, a number of trends wereevident. There are the empty, sleek, and aesthetically stunning interiors of the past, but these are being replaced by a human scale: a range of recycled materials, styles, and building that points to a revaluation of the existing in creating personal environments. Youcould ask, do we, like modern nomads, need more tactile, comfortable, and personal spaces, rather than anonymous minimalist interiors, to feel at home?Are these personal interiors a counterpart to the flexible and dynamic lives we lead today?
This evening, we shall be addressing questions such as: ‘has a new baroque announced itself?’ ‘We recognise a cause for the end of minimalism’, and ‘how does the digital era relate to more personal and intuitive spaces?’ These questions will be addressed through the practices of the invited speakers: Brendan Cormier (Archis volume), architect Edouard François, and designers from March Studio and Overtreders W.
Date: 20 February 2014
Location: The New Institute, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Admission: € 7,50
A free bus will take visitors of the forum from Maastricht to The New Institute in Rotterdam and vice versa. The time schedule is as follows:
15:45: passengers gather at Bureau Europa, Timmerfabriek, Boschstraat 9, 6211 AS Maastricht
16:00: bus leaves for Rotterdam
± 01.00: arrival in Maastricht
Please register for the bus ride via firstname.lastname@example.org and state your name and mobile telephone number.