16 – 17 January 2015
Against the Grain
on the narrative characteristics of architecture
“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust
and ashes, and forgot."
The Sandman, Neil Gaiman
21 January 2015
Duolecture by Bart Lens from Lens°Ass architects and curator of Bokrijk Brandmerkt, The Shift A+U architects and Gene Bertrand, program director of Discovery Centre Continuum.
19 – 25 January 2015
During PASSAGEN – Germany's biggest design event – Bureau Europa, Dutch Design Exchange, and the Institute of Relevant Studies are organising the exhibition DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. We see this exhibition as an opportunity to hear a new voice of Dutch Design.
25 January 2015
On Sunday 25 January, Bureau Europa is organising a winter walk: Encounters in the Rarefied Winter Air.
Walk with us through the Lage Fronten.
10 February 2015
Samantha Hardingham is currently the world’s leading scholar on the work of Cedric Price (1934-2003) and is co-curator of the current exhibition hosted by Bureau Europa, ‘CEDRIC PRICE: The Dynamics of Time’.
27 February 2015
On 27 February, the architect and critic Piet Vollaard gives a lecture on the work of architect Frank Van Klingeren (1919 – 1999). This will be followed by a screening at Lumière Cinema of 'Beauty and the Right to the Ugly'(2014), the latest documentary by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, winner of the 2014 Heineken Prize.
13 March 2015
Strategic spatial planner, architect, and researcher Jan Willem Petersen will give a workshop in which he will discuss his particular working methods on the basis of projects such as 'Assembling Afghanistan', 'Constructing Lebanon' and 'the Terrorism as Urban Practice'. Collectively participants will reflect on JWP’s presentation and discuss the surplus value of an alternative practice based on engagement rather than participation and on expansion instead of framing.
13 – 14 March 2015
The exhibition about Cedric Price continues at Bureau Europa and can be visited until Sunday 22 March.
During TEFAF, a number of special activities are organized: Dr Tanja Herdt will give a lecture about Cedric Price and Jan Nauta, curator of the exhibition will give a presentation.
13 December 2014 – 22 March 2015
Bureau Europa presents the third iteration of an exhibition of the work of architect Cedric Price and the first public appearance of some of his selected projects in the Netherlands.
CEDRIC PRICE: The Dynamics of Time is an exhibition that introduces the work of Price by presenting a cross-section of the elements of his inventive and singular practice: sketches, project drawings, recorded talks, first-hand accounts by staff, colleagues and friends. A series of selected projects present his innovative models for industry, education, government, tourism, ecology and the house.
7 April 2015
Creative hubs: the new economic engine for urban development?
What is a creative hub, who are the initiators behind those hubs and what are their ideas to start a creative hub? When can you define a creative hub as a successful initiative and what are the obstacles when initiating them? But also: how ‘bottom-up’ or informal are those initiatives and what are their financial flows? What role of the authority is needed or desired by the development of such a creative hub? To what extent is the creative professional (the artist, the designer) being ‘used’ to catalyze spatial developments? And if so, is this a bad thing?
10 – 19 April 2015
Echoing the exhibition ‘Raumplan Versus Plan Libre’ curated by Max Risselade, which took place at TU Delft in 1986/87, third year BA Architectural Design students at the Maastricht Academy of Architecture sought the contemporary significance of Loos’s and Le Corbusier’s designs.
25 April 2015
Thanks to the successful Adopt a Bee, Honey! crowdfunding campaign, A Sky Hive Solar has been commissioned for Maastricht's Frontenpark. The €15,000 target was raised thanks to contributions from the crowdfunding campaign and the City of Maastricht. Sky Hive Solar will be launched on Saturday 25 April.
23 May 2015
Als podium voor ontwerptalent organiseert Bureau Europa, in samenwerking met FASHIONCLASH, op 23 mei een preview van de shows die in juni aan het grote publiek worden getoond. FASHIONCLASH Festival Maastricht is uitgegroeid tot een internationaal en interdisciplinair evenement, waar opkomende designers van verschillende disciplines de kans krijgen om hun werk te presenteren. Daarnaast is het een gevestigde waarde aan het worden in de internationale modewereld.
15 September 2013 – 31 May 2015
At the end of April, provincial deputy Noël Lebens and city councillor Gerdo van Grootheest officially launched the development of the 'Frontenpark'. Bureau Europa has been charged with the programming of the 'Frontenpark'.
24 April – 5 June 2015
Residents are often invited to participate in maintaining the quality of life of their city, while our retreating government has made us complicit in the financial burden of progress. At the same time livability has acquired commercial value, which is used as an assurance for the real estate market.
5 June 2015
ISOCARP, the International Society of City and Regional Planners, is organising its annual conference in October 2015 in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. On 19 and 20 October 2015, a satellite part of this conference takes place in Maastricht. It is organised by Bureau Europa in collaboration with a number of creative entrepreneurs, and is commissioned by the municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg under the name of "New Economy, Old Borders', which aims to promote Euroregional knowledge and cross-border collaborations.
10 June 2015
Dit voorjaar zendt VPRO/Human de documentaire reeks De Volmaakte Mens uit. Daarin gaat schrijver en columnist Bas Heijne op zoek naar de nieuwste technologie die ons idee van de mens blijvend lijkt te gaan veranderen. Genetische manipulatie, nanotechnologie, kunstmatige intelligentie - de mogelijkheden om onszelf te ,,verbeteren'' zijn zo talloos geworden dat we op een kantelpunt in de evolutie lijken te zijn aangekomen: de mens is zijn eigen schepper geworden.
13 June 2015
In november 2014 startte Bureau Europa met Meet the Maker, een nieuw concept, dat kunstenaars, designers en performers een platform biedt, waarop zij hun werk kunnen presenteren aan een selecte groep geïnteresseerden.
Dit jaar krijgt het evenement een bijzonder vervolg, door een samenwerking met het internationale modeplatform FASHIONCLASH. 5 makers werden geselecteerd een object, project, werk of performance te presenteren aan een (transdisciplinaire)groep belangstellenden. Het thema van het FASHIONCLASH festival 2015 is Gender.
19 – 20 June 2015
'First we form the architecture, then the architecture gives us form' is a well-known adage of architectural discourse. This evening, which has been specially programmed in parallel to Pink Saturday 2015, is about the relationships we have with our designed environment and how this environment determines our behaviour and our identity.
In a keynote lecture by Hilde Heynen on Friday 19 June, she looks at the issues that are central to the publication: Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture
20 June 2015
To mark Pink Saturday, Bureau Europa has invited Maastricht's Het Geluid music theatre company to examine the phenomenon of 'otherness'
Lecture and debate
24 June 2015
From consumer to producer? Standardisation to diversity? On Wednesday, 24 June, we will talk about Open Source. The term refers both to the pursuit of free access to source materials and the technical means allowing this ideal potential. Against dominant economic principles such as monopolization and other closed processes, the rise of digital resources from the 80s promises a democratization of information and culture with more space for self-expression.
13 May – 25 June 2015
During the exhibition Workshop for the New World Bureau Europa will organise lectures that support the ideas of the makers of the exhibition.
27 – 28 June 2015
On the 27 and 28 June, ACKspace, Bureau Europa and Maastricht University will organize a Cultural Hackathon! During this event, participants with different skills sets and levels can work together on an innovative project. Explore and develop your creativity through workshops, group discussions and more!
1 May – 5 July 2015
What makes work worth the effort? How do our daily actions give meaning to our lives and to our physical environment?
31 August 2015
With the aim of promoting regional knowledge sharing and cross-border cooperation, Bureau Europa is organising several meetings in collaboration with a number of creative entrepreneurs in preparation for the ISOCARP Congress (International Society of City and Regional Planners) in October. The first meeting of New Economy, Old Borders took place on 5 June and was dedicated to sharing the various sub-regions’ visions. Despite different interests, we discovered a need for cooperation.
3 – 4 September 2015
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the nominees of the 5th biannial The Great Indoors Award.
The international jury selected at 3 en 4 September five architects and designers per category.
lecture and presentation
17 September 2015
IBA (International Bau Ausstellung) is originally a German concept and is characterised by long periods of engagement – usually addressing social and economic issues through spatial interventions – often for 20 years. It was successfully applied to address large-scale contraction in the Saxony-Anhalt region, and gave a boost to Duisburg and Essen through the Zeche Zollverein and the Landschaftspark.
18 September 2015
With the aim of promoting regional knowledge sharing and cross-border cooperation, Bureau Europa is organising several meetings in collaboration with a number of creative entrepreneurs in preparation for the ISCOCARP Congress (International Society of City and Regional Planners) in October.
26 September 2015
See the city through the eyes of Maurice Mentjens
2 October 2015
On Friday 2 October, the architect Marc Koehler gives a lecture on the changing role of the architect within design practice. Koehler, and his office MKA, is an innovator of other methods for architecture.
19 – 20 October 2015
ISOCARP, the International Society of City and Regional Planners, is organising its annual conference this October 2015 in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. On 19 and 20 October 2015, a satellite part of this conference takes place in Maastricht. It is organised by Bureau Europa in collaboration with buroSTUB and StudioStad, and is commissioned by the municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg under the name of "How to overcome national borders - New Economy, Old Borders", which aims to promote Euroregional knowledge and cross-border collaborations from a spatial-economic perspective.
2 June – 31 October 2015
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial competition in the field of interior design. This edition of The Great Indoors titled FOREVER NOW, raises the question of our relationship to now (and new) central. If we do from the perspective of the interior to look contemporary design in an attempt to understand the current trends, we see a discipline fraught with ambiguities and paradoxes.
31 October 2015
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial, interior design award. Saturday 31 October the winners of the 2015 edition were announced in four categories, with a total prize money of 20.000 EUR.
4 November 2015
On Wednesday 4 November, the renowned Limburg architect Wiel Arets (1955) will give a lecture about his new buildings, the competions he has won and the latest developments with hit work. Afterwards he presents his latest book 'Wiel Arets – Bas Princen'.
Lecture and debate
9 November 2015
In ‘Evaluating Alternatives’, a series about the designer’s new roles and business models, Bureau Europa investigates the market’s basic ideology – neoliberalism.
11 November 2015
This is a lecture in the series' Evaluating Alternatives, "about the changed roles and business models of the architect and designer, a subject that has been much discussed in recent years. Both within the discipline itself, as by those who ascribe much confidence in problem solving skills of designers. One speaks about a paradigm shift: no big gestures, but modest, mostly temporary designs.
4 – 8 December 2015
Rise & Shine, is a performative newsroom disseminating information about projects by Dutch architects, urbanists, designers and academics on display at UABB.
10 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
Design by Choice investigates the origins of contemporary consumer society. At its centre is a representative sample of European cast iron trade catalogues.
10 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
Photographer Kim Bouvy (1974) has been commissioned by Bureau Europa to study the specific reciprocity between the industrial history and identity of Liege and Maastricht.
16 November 2015 – 17 January 2016
A special lecture series organised as part of the Design by Choice exhibition.
4 December 2015 – 28 February 2016
After a successful first edition in January at the Passagen in Cologne – Germany's biggest design event – it is time for a second edition of Domestic Affairs, in which we rearticulated the exhibition for the Chinese context!