Roxy, 2022

The birthplace of house music in the Netherlands and a springboard for a new generation of musicians, artists and designers, the Roxy was a place where clubgoers delighted in transforming their appearance or gender identity. In this room, club culture is central as a continuation of the type of social design seen in Constant Nieuwenhuis’s New Babylon, Provo, and the squatters’ movement. Concept and research: Juha van ’t Zelfde; spatial design: Miroslav Rajic; video and lighting design: Karl Klomp.

Designing the Social is an exhibition exploring 100 years of socially driven, idiosyncratic ideas about living together. For each subject, separate teams of curators, researchers and designers have investigated the connection between archival research and currentsocial issues.