Rietveld Pavilion

Frederik Roeskestraat 96, 1076ED Amsterdam



The Rietveld Pavilion is a work space in a glass structure situated in front of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. It is managed by Stefanie Rau (Critical Studies, Sandberg Instituut) and Marie Larsen (VaV, Gerrit Rietveld Academie). Continuing Kristine Nørgaard Andersen’s work in the Pavilion (2015-2016), Stefanie and Marie are now working on the project as a collaborative investigation of site-specific process-based projects. Their interest revolves around the unimagined results of projects that are given time and space to evolve, change and materialise in an open environment. The already existing conditions of the space have been altered and stretched in order to allow experiments, growth and further reflections. With a focus on sharing thoughts and processes they are looking for new ways of thinking about exhibiting within and outside the institution of the academy.
Contact: pavilion@rietveldacademie.nl

Graphic design: Sophie Rentien Lando and Alice Dhinaut.
Typeface: Mercator by Dick Dooijes and Laurenz Brunner.

Monday, November 28 – Friday, December 16

Parallel Curriculum

A project by the 2nd year Graphic Design department with Werker Collective.




Tuesday, December 6 &
Thursday, December 8 at 5 PM – 8 PM

A Two-Day Evening School

Schools and educational institutions are at the basis of our society. They enable personal growth and general development of our common lives. Nevertheless, education at large is also a tool of control and authority. The specialisation of the curriculum is progressively subject to the economic structures in place. Alongside its benefits—the school as a mirror of our society—reinforces a construction that is based on the domination of class, religion, gender, race and sexuality.

Radical educational ideologies from the early 20th century (some of them gained large popularity in the 1960’s and 70’s) have tried to embellish these forms of oppression through alternative methods proposed by pioneers such as Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia (1901, La Escuela Moderna), Maria Montessori (1907, Montessori education) and Rudolf Steiner (1919, Waldorf education). Not only the curriculum was reformed, also the way of communicating, the study materials, the books, the space and the furniture were redesigned.

Some of these ideas have been implemented in our society, one seemingly more successful than the other. But there is still loads of work to be done; so let’s imagine education without its hierarchical structures, as an egalitarian understanding of learning together, a space for utopia. What will our parallel curriculum be like? What do we need to and want to learn?