Herman Verkerk

Herman Verkerk founded EventArchitectuur, a design firm for time and experience based architecture, in 1993. He teaches design, exhibition design, and architecture at the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf.

  • Materialisation in Art and Design (MAD)

    Materialisation in Art and Design (MAD)

    Herman Verkerk and Maurizio Montalti

    An examination of program that attempted to help art students (re)establish a relationship with “material” on both a personal and a societal level.

    Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD), the temporary master's program at the Sandberg Instituut, investigated the conventional hierarchy in art and design education in which concept often takes precedence over material or the making of the work. In an effort to (re)establish a relationship with “material” on both a personal and a societal level, the program placed emphasis on the material expressions of works. This book reflects on the experiences generated through the lens of MAD. With contributions from the program directors, MAD alumni, and experts in the field, it examines the position of the workshop within the art academy in which students become acquainted with the latest technologies and materials, learn new craft skills or improve those they already have. By implication, this book highlights the need for collective creative output in an increasingly individualized society by questioning the traditional frameworks of art and design education.

    Contributors

    Carly Rose Bedford and Gabriel A. Maher, Koen Brams, Jeroen van den Eijnde, Jens Pfeifer, Snejanka Mihaylova and Lisette Smits, Herman Verkerk and Maurizio Montalti MAD Alumni: Oliver Barstow, Carly Rose Bedford, Iris Box, Anne Büscher, Dominique Festa, Mio Fujimaki, Thom van Hoek, Caroline Jacob, Julien Manaira, Johan Buskov Romme, Ellen Vårtun

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