Willem de Rooij "PIERRE VERGER IN SURINAME" at Portikus

Exhibition, 27 March – 18 July 2021

Summer semester 2021

Information, 12 April – 16 July 2021

Lectures Summer Semester 2021

Online Lecture, 20 April – 8 July 2021

Willem de Rooij class: Premiere

Class Project, 7 – 21 May 2021

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Ellie Ga: Artist talk

Online Lecture, 18 May 2021, 19:00

David Gianotten: Contextual Engagement

Online Lecture, 20 May 2021, 19:00

Breaking Glass III – Virtual Space

Symposium, 28 – 30 May 2021

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Hassan Khan class: AUTONATURA

Class Project, 14 – 16 May 2021

Etta Madete: OCHA-African Avant-Garde

Online Lecture, 11 May 2021, 19:00

Banu Cennetoğlu: neither a mirror nor a hammer

Online Lecture, 6 May 2021, 19:00

Elif Saydam: The House Always Wins

Online Lecture, 20 April 2021, 19:00

STADL: Schtorona

Radio Show, 19 – 21 February 2021, 18:00–19:00

Willem de Rooij Class: Raum I7

Class Project, 19 February 2021


Event, 19 – 21 February 2021, 16:00–20:00

Bani Abidi: Funland

Online Lecture, 16 February 2021, 19:00

Olga Balema

Online Lecture, 4 February 2021, 19:00

Henrike Naumann: Aesthetics of Power

Online Lecture, 28 January 2021, 19:00

The Otolith Group: Infinity Minus Infinity

Online Lecture, 21 January 2021, 19:00

Manuela Moscoso: Liverpool Biennial 2021

Online Lecture, 19 January 2021, 19:00

Jason Mohaghegh: Dreams of the Last King

Online Lecture, 12 January 2021, 19:00

Kivi Sotamaa: Sensation

Lecture7 June 2018, 19:00Aula, Städelschule, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Kivi Sotamaa’s work has been particularly significant in exploring innovative lines of communication between digital design technologies and material realities of construction and manufacturing. He has imbued that communication with an intelligence and intuition that derives as much from social and situational understanding as from his virtuosic command of digital design software and the physical behavior of materials and structures. Sotamaa has developed a formal vocabulary which reflects his fluid, less bounded, more organic way of working and communicating. Ranging from urban and building design to products and furniture, Sotamaa’s work has been paradigmatic both in its scope and intent. His recent work includes the Finnish Pavilion for the 2017 World Expo in Kazakhstan, Fazer Visitor Center visitor experience (artworks, furniture, signage and a flagship store), Kissing Helsinki - an honorable mention entry for Guggenheim Helsinki, Atelier House - a digitally manufactured wooden home, Finnjävel restaurant (including over 150 bespoke objects) and Ultima – a circular economy themed restaurant. 

Sotamaa is a designer/architect and pioneer of digital design based in Helsinki. Sotamaa is the Founding Partner of Ateljé Sotamaa which he co-directs with his sister, designer Tuuli Sotamaa. Sotamaa is an Associate Professor at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Previously he has been Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture 2003-2006 and Visiting Professor at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Institut für Architektur in Vienna 2006-2007. Kivi Sotamaa is the Founder of ADD Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory and was one of the founders of OCEAN NORTH in the 90’s. He is trained at the University of Art and Design Helsinki with adjunct studies at the Helsinki University of Technology and the Royal College of Art London departments of architecture. 

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