Double Guest Critic at Berlage Institute: ANARCITY© Studio / Public Space Acupuncture

June 1, 2012

Beatriz Ramo was double guest critic at the final presentations of the First Year Core Studios at the Berlage Institute inRotterdam.
During the morning: ANARCITY© run by Winy Maas with Felix Madrazo, Jeroen Zuidgeest, Daliana Suryawinata and Adrien Ravon. Bernd Upmeyer (director of BOARD, and editor –in-chief of MONU), Lieven de Cauter (philosopher, Art Historian, Writer, and Activist in Leuven andBrussels) and Vedran Mimica (Director of the Berlage Institute) were also part of the jury.
During the afternoon: Public Space Acupuncture run by Helena Casanova and Jesús Hernandez. She was part of the jury together with Arnold Reijndorp (Han Lammerschair for social-economic and spatial development of new urban areas at the faculty of social and behavioural sciences (UvA)), Stefan Rettich (Partner at Karo Architekten) and Vedran Mimica (Director of the Berlage Institute) were also part of the jury.

From Berlage Institute website:
This first-year postgraduate research studio investigates and designs the anarchistic city, a city without governance and collectivity, a city without rules. In this city, how is energy distributed? How are the roads made? Where are they if they exist? How about education? Sports? The studio will investigate the ultimate anarchistic situation and when and where it goes wrong. It is simulated as an interactive generative process on the base of abstract model city and applied on a real city that is growing in density in time. In order to investigate the relationship between density and anarchy, the studio will create a simulative game.

Public Space Acupuncture
This first-year postgraduate research studio proposes an exhaustive analysis of the possibilities generated by small-scale interventions concentrated mainly on the public space to regenerate the urban life of our cities and to design a series of specific strategies in the Nieuw-West neighborhood of Amsterdam.

Berlage Institute: ANARCITY© Studio  /  Public Space Acupuncture Studio
Guest Critic
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
June 1, 2012