UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT
Studio Visits is a series of evenings dedicated to contemporary architectural practice and its challenges and possibilities. Hosted and curated by an architectural studio in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, each studio visit is organized around a tour, a presentation, an open conversation and a celebration.
UNStudio will be the first Amsterdam-based design firm to host a Studio Visit, inviting professionals, students and the broader public to cross the threshold, take a peek into the architects’ workplace, and join the conversation. During the Studio Visit, participants will be introduced to the studio through a series of intimate ‘speed-dating’ workshops in which designers share knowledge from the studio’s different units — architecture, futures, interiors, knowledge, products, and urban. Providing insights into their working process, they will share the challenges they encounter when producing designs that are adaptive, resilient and future-proof.
The gathering will serve as a catalyst for debate and architectural discourse; for strategizing urban policies and actions; for collaboration, forms of solidarity, and friendship as well as competition; and for - why not? - architectural gossip. Studio Visits is also a space in which to reformulate the social position of the architect in a fundamentally changed field of influence, by collectively exploring possible roles and responsibilities.
Previous Studio Visits were hosted by studios with diverse spatial configurations, forms of practice and portfolios: Powerhouse Company, Casanova+Hernandez, Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk, LOLA Landscape Architects, MVRDV, Rotterdam’s Urban Development Team, Shift architecture urbanism and Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik.
This Studio Visit is powered by Warsteiner