Ministerie van Ontroerend Goed, 2022

This installation by Maurik Stomps invites visitors to take a seat at one of the desk at the Ministry of Moving Matter. The space and furniture are deliberately a little to small, which puts the power of bureaucracy into perspective. Anyone can leave their own written drawn or photographed story about the city here, or record a message via the telephone to contribute to a growing archive. The Ministry will tavel to the city to collect new stories there as well, using the mobile counter that is part of the installation. The collectively curated archive will aim to answer the central question of this project: ‘how public is public space’ Where does the boundary lie between the freedom of the individual and control of the masses?

Designing the Social is an exhibition exploring 100 years of socially driven, idiosyncratic ideas about living together. 


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.



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.


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 a 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. 



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.