Projects and Collaborations
[urban interfaces] is a partner in the Connecting Cities Network (www.connectingcities.net) – an international collaboration of artists, studios and public art labs, and academic partners that aims to build up a connected infrastructure of media facades, urban screens and projection sites to circulate artistic and social content.
Researchers from [urban interfaces] are members of Platform Scenography (P-S) – a network of and for professional scenographers and dramaturgs that investigates public (urban) space and organizes public events and interventions within urban spaces involving various stakeholders. P-S has curated live action research events (see below) in urban spaces for Het Huis Utrecht, STROOM Den Haag, Prague Quadriennal for Performance Design and the New Benaki Museum in Athens. For more information, see: http://www.platform-scenography.nl.
In February 2017 [urban interfaces] organized a public debate with artists, journalists and researchers about urban data visualization (https://urbaninterfaces.sites.uu.nl/7481-2), as well as a design hackathon (https://www.setup.nl/events/2017/design-hackathon) with designers and researchers, in collaboration with SETUP medialab. A first publication that came out of this collaborations is an article in an issue of Boekman journal by the Boekman Stichting about art in public space in 2017 (NB this issue from Boekman includes another essay about art in public space by an [urban interfaces] researcher – see below).
Since 2016 researchers from [urban interfaces] have participated in the international project Urban Heat (http://www.theatrefit.org/urbanheat.php), developed by the Festivals in Transition (FIT) network of 13 international festival partners, supported by Creative Europe, which enables artists to engage with the invisible communities within cities.
[urban interfaces] is part of The Mobile City – a platform for New Media & Urban Culture (http://themobilecity.nl) and participates in Games for Cities (http://gamesforcities.com), a Creative Industries Fund sponsored project with Ekim Tan (HvA), and others, for which the closing conference was held at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam in April 2017 .
Researchers from [urban interfaces] regularly contribute to publications for professionals and wider publics (e.g. AGORA, Boekman, Connecting Cities collection, MinBZK essay, Pakhuis De Zwijger Magazine)
Researchers from [urban interfaces] collaborate with zURBS, an international urban research and art collective working with a participatory approach in order to experiment with different approaches how we can re-imagine the urgan through imaginative and creative processes that question what urban space means and is.
[urban interfaces] is part of an international HERA consortium of academic and non-academic partners from Denmark, Slovenia, Lithuania, and the UK for a research project on integration and participation in urban space.
Furthermore, [urban interfaces] researchers regularly give guest lectures and public talks, or moderates events, at external educational and cultural institutions, such as:
- Academie Bouwkunst Rotterdam
- ARTEZ School of the Arts
- DasArts Post-doc Arts School
- Design Academy Eindhoven
- Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Nederlandse Filmacademie (AHK)
- Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
- Pakhuis de Zwijger
- Stroom, Den Haag
- TU Delft
- TU Eindhoven