Appropriation as collective resistance, 2022

The fundamental right to affordable housing is under pressure worldwide. Despite the efforts of governments, wealthy investors, internationally operating real estate firms and private individuals keep the sector in an iron grip. As long as the housing supply is scarce, their profits are high. But what transformations are possible when the right to property is subordinated to the right to affordable housing and to live in the city? Concept, research and spacial design: Farida Sedoc.

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 current social issues.



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.



Eco-Cathedral, 2022

Self-proclaimed ‘ecotect’ Louis Le Roy anticipated current ecological thinking with his plea for organic gardens and landscape architecture. The eco-cathedral, a concept he developed in the 1960s, is an unsurpassed collaboration of people, animals and plants. Concept, research, design and video: Minji Choi; concept, research and texts: Joost Emmerik; art direction Frank Bruggeman.

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 current social issues.




Every Body in the Place, 2021

Photographer Amie Galbraith, scenographer Karl Klomp, artist and musician Gaika Tavares and artist and gardener Juha van 't Zelfde transformed Gallery -1  into a night club. In their installation in the basement, they use various media to sketch a collective 'portrait' of club culture and the feelings of being one with their surroundings and each other. After a forced period without nightlife, visitors can (re)experience the togetherness and collective joy of music and dance.



Rear entry, 2021