Learning from Venice 

Learning from Venice - anticipating a constantly changing landscape 
In the wild card studio ‘LEARNING FROM VENICE – Anticipating a constantly changing landscape’ we address the ‘Rotterdamse Klimaatopgave’ from a positive stance. We will have to accept that certain transformations will happen – they are in fact happening already; the only thing we can change is how we approach them, how we relate to them.

With flooding as a phenomenon that occurs all over the world, we will focus on a site close to home, the Noordereiland in Rotterdam. This site already on occasion has to deal with inundation, which makes it easier to imagine it on an even more extreme scale.

We focus on public space and its intersection with private space (ground floor spaces of buildings), accepting that we will have to find new ways to relate to a changing landscape, in which existing elements (such as streets, squares, parks and entrances) will (partially) disappear under water and need to be rethought, both architecturally and in the urban scale.

*Within the first and second block we have invited a multidisciplinary board of guests for a conversation series and as guest critics for the mid-term presentations. With these guests we will focus on various techniques for exploring and marking on-site, translating findings into experienceable installations and on how to mediate between present and future, between two realities that we have to consider at the same time.



Academic Year
2021 - 2022 

rotative studio

Alexandra Sonnemans, Caterina Viguera

Conversation Series Guests
Meteorologist, weather forecaster Estel Figueras 
Musician, composer Ramon Landolt
Theater director Suze Milius 
Architect Alberto Pottenghi, MOnoatelier 
Architect Pavle Stamenovic 
Architect Daniel Fuchs  

Arianne Fleege Wessel Geysels Justus Schäfer Ronja Dmoch Milou van zomeren
Quirine Hoek Daan de Jong Esmee van Beekzuizen