The Guild in the 21st century: didactics and heritage preservation on a national scale

17 January 2019
By Wijnand Freling (author of Stuccowork in the Dutch Home from the 17th and 18th century), Anton van Delden (chairman of the Neerlandsch Stucgilde), and Angelique Friedrichs (researcher and restorer at SRAL Maastricht)

Ornament, ritual and identity in contemporary architecture and design

14 February 2019
Architect Willem Jan Neutelings and architecture researcher Marius Grootveld highlight the role of the ornament, not from its historical but rather its contemporary application. In contemporary architecture, design and urban design, ornamentation seems to play a reduced role in relation to the past, but is this true? This lecture is organized as part of Stucco Storico: The Story Behind a Craft.
Guided city walk

The hidden interiors of Maastricht

15 March – 15 February 2019
City historian Servé Minis takes you on a walk through Maastricht city centre to visit several impressive locations. You are invited to be an unabashed voyeur of the alderman’s and secretary’s rooms in the town hall, the university’s Spiegelzaal (mirror room), the homes of the well-to-do bourgeoisie, and yet more exceptional spaces to which one normally doesn’t have access.

Digital manufacturing in the ‘tutorial culture’

27 February 2019
During this lecture, Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen will translate the 18th-century art and craft culture of Swiss stuccatori into the 21st-century methodology of Unfold Design Studio (Antwerp). This lecture is organized as part of Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft.
Guided tour by curator

Curator tour Stucco Storico 16 February and 16 March

19 January – 16 March 2019
Remco Beckers, project leader at Bureau Europa and curator of the exhibition Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft will give three times a curator tour.

The Treasury of Dom Hans van der Laan – with Caroline Voet and Jo Coenen

16 March 2019
On Saturday 16 March, the Van der Laan Foundation, in collaboration with the Flemish Architecture Institute and Bureau Europa, presents the project ‘The Treasury of Dom Hans van der Laan’.

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.
Installation & debate

A State of Exception

27 March – 3 April 2019
On 27 March, A State of Exception opens. A modest exhibition, but given this weeks election results a very relevant one. The exhibition shows works by artist Christopher Meerdo (USA), documentary makers Alina Schmuch and Franca Scholz (D), reaercher/designer Thomas Stratmann (D) and architect Joram Raaijmakers (NL).

De bijzonderheden van de moderne Spaanse architectuur

3 April 2019
In deze lezing aangeboden door de Circulo Cervantes Maastricht, gaat architectuurhistoricus Suzanne Roelofs in op waarom de Spaanse architectuur zo bijzonder wordt gevonden: in een stad als Maastricht, waar ooit een uitgebreide campus van Santiago Calatrava had kunnen staan, is dat natuurlijk geen oninteressante vraag.

Maastricht Museum night

12 – 13 April 2019
The fourth annual Maastricht Museum Night takes place on 12 April. Taking in 13 art venues, this year’s mind-blowing programme is devoted to the theme ‘Lost in Space’.

Local Heroes: Boy Bastiaens

25 April 2019
Thursday 25 April designer Boy Bastiaens will be guest at Bureau Europa, where Saskia van Stein, director of Bureau Europa, will be in conversation with him about his fascinations and inspirations, including pop culture, music, and comics.
Guided tour

Timmerfabriek tour

15 June – 15 May 2019
On May 18 and June 15, Architecture Day, there is the unique opportunity to see the development of Bureau Europa and the Muziekgieterij. Maurer United’s architects will show you around and explain the renovations.
Duo lecture

Multifaceted design practice in 21st-century architecture

22 May 2019
Wednesday 22 May Thijs van Spaandonk and Gerjan Streng, from The Cloud Collective, and Mark Feron from Architectenzaak talk about their design practice. A changing society’s issues, assignments, and organisational forms ensure the architect’s role is also changing.

I Am Trust: the currency of data-driven societies - by Vincent Thornhill, Guillemette Legrand, and Sally Wyatt

29 May 2019
As part of the exhibition Digital Dilemma – The Architecture of Trust, prof. Sally Wyatt from Maastricht University in conversation with curators Vincent Thornhill and Guillemette Legrand discuss the currency of personal data in the Big Data era and the Self as a collective in the Internet of Things.

Saskia van Stein leaving Bureau Europa

1 May – 1 June 2019
Bureau Europa’s Supervisory Board regretfully announces Saskia van Stein is leaving her role as Bureau Europa’s director. We are very grateful to Saskia’s for her years of dedication and activities at Bureau Europa.
Guided tour

Curator tour

6 June 2019
​Thursday 6 June curators Vincent Thornhill and Guillemette Legrand guide you through the Digital Dilemma exhibition.

Digital Detox - CANCELLED

13 June 2019
--- CANCELLED --- On Thursday 13 June, Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design, is organising a Digital Detox Dinner on the Markt, Maastricht. Are you attending?

Dag van de Architectuur

15 June 2019
At Bureau Europa, the annual Architecture Day is all about collective private commissioning (CPO). This form of building construction, in which future residents become the project developers, is gaining popularity. But what does it involve?

Digital Dilemma - The Architecture of Trust

12 April – 16 June 2019
The Digital Dilemma - The Architecture of Trust exhibition examines the current climate of institutional distrust and technology’s role in this. For centuries, the idea of trust bridged the gap – defined by (hidden) power and knowledge structures – between the authorities of the church, the government, industry and ordinary citizens.

The hidden interiors of Maastricht

21 June 2019
A tour of interiors took place on 15 March as part of the exhibition Stucco Storico: The Story Behind a Craft. Due to its unforeseen popularity, you might have missed the tour. We are therefore repeating the walk on Friday afternoon, 21 June.


27 June – 3 July 2019
From 28 June to 7 July 2019, the CRAFT, SHINE and GENERATION KÖLN exhibitions on art and design from the Cologne, Eindhoven and Maastricht regions will be shown at special locations in the Sphinxkwartier in Maastricht. Bureau Europa also facilitates part of the exhibition.


4 July 2019
As part of the EMBRACING EXCHANGE program, the EXCHANGE ACADEMY will take place on 4 July, a theme meeting for students and educational institutions, among others.
Exhibition and debate

The Euregio Derailed? / De Euregio ontspoord? / L'Eurégion Déraillée? - Cross-border urbanisation and the railways

27 June – 28 July 2019
In 2018 a three-country rail network was expected to start, with more regular connections and new trains between Aachen, Liège, and Maastricht. Although the Dutch-German connection is established, the Dutch-Belgian railway remains indefinitely delayed. What does this delay mean? Does it indicate failing political cooperation? Is it merely a matter of unresolved technical issues? What happens if this rail connection never materialises? In short, what can the railways offer the urban region between Liège and Maastricht?
Exhibition and debate

TURN – Climate Energy Heritage and Spatial Planning

27 June – 28 July 2019
This exhibition by the Creative Industries Fund NL (facilitated by Bureau Europa) on the results of the Heritage & Spatial Planning Programme demonstrates why the knowledge of designers and heritage specialists is vital to the spatial and administrative shaping of transition issues in the area of climate and energy. It focuses on sixteen projects that outline how this cooperation can be shaped locally and what solutions they can lead to.

Beeldvorming en -cultuur in Limburg: fotografen aan het woord

24 September 2019
We herkennen onszelf in de omgeving, ons huis, de straat, stad en regio waarmee we ons Zelf identificeren. Maar we zijn onszelf niet altijd bewust van alle, al dan niet visuele, codes en machtsstructuren die in onze ontworpen omgeving, van stad tot landschap, besloten liggen: materieel, religie, cultureel, gender, verschillende etnische achtergronden. Bureau Europa stelt deze 'publieke geheimen' in de gelijknamige tentoonstelling aan de orde. Aspecten van de regionale beeldcultuur worden bespreekbaar gemaakt en in internationaal perspectief geplaatst.

Maastricht Photo Festival

20 – 29 September 2019
Tijdens het eerste Maastricht Photo Festival worden lokale fotografen gepresenteerd, wiens werk het snijvlak tussen artistieke en geografische perspectieven opzoekt. Het festival viert diversiteit en moedigt aan tot creativiteit. Het is een zoektocht naar de grenzen van de traditionele fotografie.

Floor van Spaendonck is Bureau Europa’s new directo

22 July – 1 October 2019
Starting 1 October 2019, Floor van Spaendonck will be the new director of Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design. She succeeds Saskia van Stein, who, since 2014, was in charge of the Bureau and announced her departure in May to allow a smooth transition to the next period of the cultural plan. Bureau Europa is very grateful to Saskia van Stein for all of her work and dedication.

Public Secrets - An Architecture of Limburg’s Visual Culture

29 August – 6 October 2019
You know it. I know it. They know it too. And should anyone ask about it, then we know nothing. Everyone knows a public secret, but nobody officially knows. Our region’s visual culture is also such a public secret. What are the specific images with which we identify? The group exhibition Public Secrets provides the first impetus for a sample of this region’s current visual culture. Image, imaging, and image culture have a relationship to, even an unprecedented grip on, our Self-image.
Storytelling Festival

Once Upon A Town

19 – 20 October 2019
A city festival with stories about known and unknown creative makers and local legends of ordinary people. Once Upon A Town is a festival for city stories of famous and unknown creatives and the local legends of ordinary people. The festival is an ode to Maastricht, its inhabitants, and the age-old tradition of telling (through) stories

New Fashion Narratives

17 October – 3 November 2019
Save the date! Thursday 17 October the short exhibition New Fashion Narratives by FASHIONCLASH opens at Bureau Europa. This exhibition which will be on show till 3 November, is a prelude to the FASHIONCLASH Festival that will take place on 1-2-3 November.

César Manrique: architect en beschermer van Canarisch erfgoed - Spaanstalige lezing!

13 November 2019
Bureau Europa verwelkomt de vereniging Circulo Cervantes met deze Spaanstalige lezing door Francisco Galante over het werk, gedachten- en erfgoed van de Lanzarotische kunstenaar en architect César Manrique. Beheerst u het Spaans? Dan bent u uiteraard hartelijk welkom om de lezing bij te wonen. Er wordt een beperkt Nederlandse vertaling van de gesproken tekst aangeboden.
Duo lecture

Stars for the city: landscape and environmental visions and Maastricht's self-image

21 November 2019
Als prelude op de tentoonstelling Landschap als Cult. Een andere kijk op onze natuur. geven stadsfilosoof Govert Derix en Tim van Wanroij, projectleider Omgevingsvisie bij de Gemeente Maastricht, een duolezing over het landschap als (ver)drager van zelfbeelden, stadsvisies en de (re)organisatie van stedelijkheid.

Landscape as Cult. A changing view on our nature

28 November 2019 – 3 May 2020
The exhibition 'Landscape as Cult. A Changing View on Our Nature' puts the people/landscape and culture/nature relationships into sharp focus. The stage for our actions us has always been the landscape around us, but have we almost outgrown this podium? Given the increasing awareness of our disastrous treatment of nature, are we still able – or willing – to feel connected to it? Or are we more inclined to attract the landscape towards us, or even to spend more time in nature?

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