For the duration of the exhibition, various courses, from architecture to scenography and design, take Designing the Social as a starting point and inspiration for their teaching programmes.
HKU Theatre Design and the What You See Festival
(September – November 2021)
From September to November 2021, third-year HKU students from the Theatre Design programme will investigate the notion of identity in the public domain, culminating in a performance at the What You See Festival in Utrecht.
The Berlage Project NL
(September 2021 – January 2022)
Project NL is The Berlage's long-standing first-semester design-research project. It invites its students, who come from different parts of the world, to engage with architecture culture in the Netherlands. This year they will be inspired by Desiging the Social.
This year, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, the students will focus on socially driven ideas relating to modes of living together in the Netherlands over the past 100 years. Using the exhibition Desiging the Social as a starting point, the students will engage with local archivists, researchers, curators, architects and other experts to select complementary archival materials not yet presented in the exhibition. In the process, they will reflect, counter, and engage with what is and what is not included in the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, and ultimately speculate on architecture's capacity to engage with these presented social-related themes.