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Ronde tafel gesprek #5 Body Building - met Michael Shanks en Arne Hendriks

11 oktober 2013

15:30-16:30 uur

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Design Column #5. Foto: Lotte Stekelenburg

De Design Column organiseert, in het kader van Design Column #5  Body Building, een ronde tafelgesprek met Michael Shanks en Arne Hendriks

Het gesprek vindt plaats op vrijdag 11 oktober van 15:30-16:30 uur in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. U bent van harte welkom deel te nemen na opgave via designcolumn@boijmans.nl. Voertaal is Engels, moderator van het gesprek is Annemartine van Kesteren, conservator Design bij Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

datum: vrijdag 11 oktober
tijd: 15:30-16:30 uur
voertaal: Engels
toegang: gratis na registratie via designcolumn@boijmans.nl
locatie: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam
gasten: Arne Hendriks (kunstenaar) en Michael Shanks (design archeaologist)

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A conversation with artist Arne Hendriks and design archeologist Michael Shanks (Professor at Hasso PLattner Institute of Design, Stanford University) about the tradition of being smaller. Why should this notion prevail over the human desire to improve, increase and enlarge?

‘Design Column #5 Body Building’ reflects on our changing body. The limitation to growth, given by the economic downfall, could change our perspective to understanding heath. Through films, products and prototypes designers including Arne Hendriks, Elena Beelaerts, Tuur van Balen and Revital Cohen explore new approaches in caring for our body.
'Design Column #5 Body Building’ investigates where the desires and boundaries are?

Sprekers

Michael Shanks
Michael Shanks is a Design Archaeologist and Professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University, California.

Arne Hendriks
Arne Hendriks is an artist and exhibition maker based in Amsterdam. He’s almost 2 meters tall but not too happy about it. Especially when he found out that every centimeter above 152 cm takes about 6 months of your life expectation. Arne Hendriks is a Master of Art (University of Amsterdam, 2001) and works passionately in the field of open-design, hacking, speculative research, education and the fine culture of repair. He’s married and has identical twin sons. Both of whom at 7 have reached the height of an adult Mbuti pygmy. At 136cm each if you put them together they are the same height as Robert Wadlow, the tallest person that ever lived (272cm).

Annemartine van Kesteren
Annemartine van Kesteren is member of the curatorial staff of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen where she is responsible for the collection of contemporary design and programmes the exhibition series Design Column. Trained as an Industrial Design engineer she worked for several years for the global strategic design team of Philips Design developing products and creative strategies for several clients in Europe, Asia and America. In being a museum curator for contemporary design she gained a wide experience in identifying creative and artistic excellence. She is evenly fascinated by the cultural richness of the past and the embedded knowledge of the craft tradition, as the avant-garde expression of the art scene.