InsideFlows: Jan Jongert on Resource-Based Design

Tues 4 June 2013, 7pm

  • Espressobar Sterk, 2012Architecten © Karola van Rooyen/Superusestudios

Jan Jongert, co-founder and Head of Research at Superuse Studios, will present the InsideFlows project and exhibition alongside his practice's ongoing and influential investigations into resource-based design. Following the presentation, David Saxby, Architecture 00:/, will chair Jan Jongert in conversation.

Enaging deeply with the ecosystems of production and the city, open-source exchange, design-led sustainable construction, and the Blue Economy, Superuse Studios (formerly known as 2012Architecten) have been at the forefront of rethinking our relationships with materials and resources for 15 years. Their expertise is embedded in four interlinked studios, dealing with research, architecture, design and materials – and dedicated to “superusing available flows and resources and connecting them into urban ecosystems.”

The practice's work has ranged from designing the De Appel art centre's restaurant out of bits of Schiphol Airport and old offices, to creating a children's playground out of discarded wind-turbine blades. They’ve been featured on Brad Pitt’s e2 Design TV show, founded the influential online platform, and have recently been developing a series of urban harvest maps, to connect designers and makers with the surplus of the city. Jan also leads a research group at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, applying and extending the research of flows to interior architecture.

This evening lecture will launch the InsideFlows exhibition, which will be available to view throughout the day and evening.