Food landscapes in transition: Han Wiskerke on problems and solutions

28 November 2018
On 28 November, Han Wiskerke, Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Wageningen, will give a lecture on the global food problem and possible future-proof solutions. As well as considering solutions through economic and social criteria, we also have to look at the spatial qualities of the landscape and how they are organised.

Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft

24 November 2018 – 24 March 2019
On 24 November Stucco Storico: The Story Behind a Craft opens at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design. Following on from Design by Choice, this is the second exhibition in our exhibition series about the migration of crafts.

Children's workshop

4 January 2018
On 4 January, a workshop to build a model will be given by the visual artist and art education teacher Sandrien Wansink. This free workshop is for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and lasts an hour and a half.
Exhibition & presentations

Enterprising Designers - The Renaissance of Manufacturing Culture in Maastricht

10 November 2017 – 7 January 2018
Enterprising Designers (Ondernemende Ontwerpers) showcases talent from different design disciplines and generations. They operate on the basis of their knowledge and skills, often crossing the boundaries of their respective fields. Every fortnight a new trio is featured, representing specific positions in their design discipline. They are also forerunners of current trends and design tendencies.

New Year's Reception 2018

11 January 2018
This year Bureau Europa shall together with Marres, House for Contemporary Culture organize the joint New Year’s reception of the Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, Van Eyck, Marres, Hogeschool Zuyd, and Bureau Europa

Design your City: a philosophy put into practice

31 January 2018
Why is Maastricht such an attractive city to urban planners and urban designers? Probably because of Maastricht's historic structure and it's recent urban development projects. The city is continually evolving in a well-considered and steady process. But how does this development take place, which ways of thinking does it embody, and how are these put into practice? Art historian JacobVoorthuis and urban sociologist Hans Hoorn will discuss these topics.

2nd lecture of Stad en Spoor: New regional connectivity: From Hyperlocal to Interregional

7 February 2018
Stedenbouw, verkeerskunde en regionale connectiviteit ontmoeten elkaar rondom het station. Het station is niet alleen een knooppunt in de stad, maar ook op regionaal, zelfs Euregionaal vlak op het snijvlak van economische, culturele en ecologische belangen waar de stad Maastricht zich in de 21e eeuw voor inzet.

House / Care/ Architecture

7 February 2018
A debate that addresses institutional requirements and ‘care norms’ and questions the presumed goodness of domesticity.

De Toonzaal: Joep Hinssen

11 January – 25 February 2018
De Toonzaal biedt beeldend kunstenaars, ontwerpers en architecten een venster. Grenzend aan de straat tonen zij werk dat onderzoekend, beelden of kritisch ingaat op vraagstukken gerelateerd aan het publieke domein.

Is it Realised? Christophe van Gerrewey and Huub Smeets about utopias in practice

1 March 2018
Architecture philosopher and author Christophe van Gerrewey and Huub Smeets, former director of Urban Development in Maastricht, will discuss utopianism and praxis in architecture, urban design, and reality.

Election debate: The future of the city, Maastricht

7 March 2018
Have you decided for whom you shall vote? Municipal elections take place on Wednesday, 21 March. There are, of course, lots of issues to consider, including the cityscape, the development of Maastricht, and the improvement of urban quality.

E-Words starts in Maastricht on 8 March

8 March 2018
The Europe for Citizens grant is a European subsidy for projects that enable a better understanding of citizenship in the European Union, with a view to its history and diversity. The honoured programmes focus on commemoration, collective history, and democratic values and awareness. In 2017, the grant was awarded to the E-Words project. Following on from the launch in Siena on 12 October 2017, the first activity takes place on 8 March: a webinar between Maastricht University and the University of Siena in which students and the public can debate themes of identity and human rights.
Chidren's workshop

Making scale models: build your future city

13 – 15 March 2018
Two children’s workshops for children aged 8 to 12 are planned as part of the exhibition Unrealised. Never-Built Maastricht.

Unrealised. Never-Built Maastricht

15 November 2017 – 1 April 2018
The exhibition Unrealised. Never-Built Maastrichtprovides insight into the combined complexity within which urban planners, architects, landscape designers, politicians, and project developers work.
Fietstocht & wandeling

De Groenwandeling van Maastricht: een ander verhaal dan van de stenen van Maastricht.

7 April 2018
Fiets en wandel zaterdag 7 april samen met landschapshistoricus Fon Habets en landschapsarchitecte Jacqueline Verhees door Maastricht en kom meer te weten over de Maastrichter groenstructuren,

Reflectiebijeenkomst Stad & Spoor

11 April 2018
Op 11 april vindt de laatste bijeenkomst plaats in de interactieve lijn voor Stad en Spoor. Deze bijeenkomst wordt georganiseerd door Bureau Europa en onderzoeksbureau Pantopicon i.s.m. de Gemeente Maastricht.
Guided tour

Curatortour Unvollendete. Nooit gebouwd Maastricht

17 February – 14 April 2018
Remco Beckers, projectleider bij Bureau Europa en curator van de tentoonstelling Unvollendete. Nooit gebouwd Maastricht geeft een curatortour op 17 februari, 17 maart en 14 april.

Museum Night Maastricht

13 – 14 April 2018
On Friday 13 April, the third Museum Night Maastricht takes place, and 13 art institutions will stay open until 1 o’clock at night!

Unrealised. Never Built Maastricht

15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018
Why do architecturally ambitious projects sometimes stagnate? What factors affect the success or failure of urban plans? Unrealised. Never Built Maastricht looks at the complexity faced by urban designers, architects, landscape designers, politicians and project developers. In the interplay of city planning, policy papers, public opinion, economic climate, cultural zeitgeist, adaptive designers, Bureau Europa wants to advocate for the experimental. Referencing Schubert’s unfinished symphony, Bureau Europa investigates how Maastricht would look if some of its unsuccessful projects were realised.

De Toonzaal #2: Chantal Le Doux

7 March – 15 April 2018
De Toonzaal offers a window to visual artists, designers, and architects. Adjacent to the street, they can show work that investigates, expresses, or critically addresses the public domain – the place where we meet or meet each other and ‘the other’ – an encounter that appears under threat because, increasingly, it is less a norm in the current political climate. Chantal Le Doux is the second artist they will meet.

De Staat van Europa: de toekomst van de Unie

18 April 2018
Luuk van Middelaar en Joop de Vries spreken in deze lezing over bureaucratie en burgerschap in de Europese Unie, de Europese democratische identiteit en de toekomst die Europa tegemoet gaat.

Local Heroes: The Element A – oeuvre lecture by Bas van der Pol

24 April 2018
Every six months, Bureau Europa presents a designer or architect who puts Maastricht under the spotlight from their own particular perspective. Following earlier editions, including by Jo Coenen, Maurice Mentjens, Zuiderlicht design agency, and landscape architects Lotte de Moor and Barry Kerckhoffs, it is now the turn of architect Bas van der Pol from The Element A, with an oeuvre lecture about his work in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Africa.


25 April 2018
Maastricht Academy of Media Design and Technology organiseert in samenwerking met Bureau Europa GEN ART HUB. Op 25 april tonen studenten de resultaten van een 8 weken lange ontdekkingstocht over generatieve kunst en design.

Expeditie Zivlerschoon en de Mobiele Keuken

29 April 2018
Al eens hondsdraf gegeten, melganzenvoet of zilverschoon? Op zondag 29 April laten kunstenaars Janna Navis en Esther van de Pas je tijdens Expeditie Zilverschoon kennismaken met de eetbare wilde planten van Maastricht.

Locus populi ubi?

11 – 13 May 2018
Dickers werken zijn heel divers en variëren van het ontwerpen en maken van maquettes, installaties tot tekeningen van arcologische steden, waar architectuur en ecologie versmelten.

The Week of the New Maastricht: Keynote Lecture by Charles Landry

1 June 2018
WNM18 starts on Monday 28 May at various locations around the city and WNM18 concludes with a keynote lecture by Charles Landry on Friday 1 June. Charles Landry is an author, speaker, and international advisor.

June 2: Architecture Day 2018

2 June 2018
On Saturday 2 June, Construction Day and Architecture Day coincide, thus Bureau Europa is taking visitors through the Belvédère area for guided tours, music, and walks, through nature, along the water, and under concrete.

Maastricht Maakstad: feit of fictie?

7 June 2018
In het kader van de tentoonstelling Embracing.Exchange, organiseert Bureau Europa op donderdagavond 7 juni een debat over de potentie van maakstad Maastricht met René Holten - meubelontwerper, José Maase - industrieel ontwerper bij MOSA, Pieter Paul van de Wouw - beleidsmedewerker Cultuur en Economische Zaken bij de Gemeente Maastricht en Theo Ploeg - fictional sociologist en docent iArts.
Guided tour

Rondleidingen bij Artifort en Mosa

8 June 2018
Hoe staat het met de maakindustrie in Maastricht en omgeving, welke exportproducten kenmerken Maastricht? Wat is Maastrichts design? In het kader van de tentoonstelling Embracing.Exchange, organiseert Bureau Europa, platform voor architectuur en design, twee korte rondleidingen door twee lichtende voorbeelden van de ontwerpende industrie, met een rijke geschiedenis, binnen en buiten de stad.
Exhibition & presentations


1 – 10 June 2018
From 1 to 10 June, Embracing.Exchange takes place at the Eiffel building. Selected designers and institutions work together for 10 days on a large exhibition, lectures, debates, and matchmaking events. Every day, designers are in attendance to guide visitors around.

Maastricht Modestad: feit of fictie?

29 June 2018
Op zoek naar een nieuwe identiteit, probeert Maastricht een aantal rollen uit. Maakstad, Muziekstad, Modestad. Waar Bureau Europa op 7 juni bevraagt of Maastricht er goed aan doet zich als Maakstad te profileren, staat op 29 juni centraal of Maastricht Modestad feit of fictie is.

Bureau Europa caretaker OMA's EU United flag

18 April – 31 July 2018
Van alle Europese vlaggen, ontwierp OMA/AMO een vlag met een barcode.Waar de Europese vlag nu een vast aantal sterren heeft, kan de barcode nog verder uitgebreid worden met elke nieuwe lidstaat van de EU.
Networking event

Open Call: Meet the Maker

1 – 10 October 2018
Are you a maker working in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion? Do you want to exhibit your work at Bureau Europa and present it to a select group of professionals and other makers, whom you can engage with in a constructive and inspiring conversation? Then the Meet the Maker open call is your chance!

The Third Space - Space and Spaciality in the works of Krisztina de Châtel

9 September – 14 October 2018
In samenwerking met de Nederlandse Dansdagen opent op 9 september, bij Bureau Europa, platform voor architectuur en design, de tentoonstelling The Third Space. Deze tentoonstelling wordt georganiseerd ter gelegenheid van de 75ste verjaardag van de choreografe Krisztina de Châtel.
Lectures, tours and events

The Third Space - The Space and Spatiality in the works of Krisztina de Châtel Public programme

9 September – 14 October 2018
Ter gelegenheid van de tentoonstelling The Third Space wordt er een bijzonder publieksprogramma georganiseerd
Networking event

Euregional Portfolio day for designers - Meet the Maker edition

3 November 2018
Within the framework of the Meet the Maker project, on Saturday 3 November from 15:00 - 17:00 take the chance to show your work to Euregional stakeholders in the field of design.
Networking event

Meet the Maker #04

3 – 4 November 2018
In the weekend of 3-4 November, the 4th edition of Meet the Maker takes place!
Urban storytelling festival

l'Art pour Elkaar - Urban storytelling festival

10 – 11 November 2018
On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November Bureau Europa will be the epicentre of a new cultural festival about storytelling and experiencing the city.

24/11 opening: Stucco Storico, het verhaal achter een ambacht