Residency Renske Maria

Residency Renske Maria
26 November – 9 December
Presentation 7 December 18:00 

During these weeks Renske will work on and abstraction of the teigyoku-ken teahouse and garden in Kyoto, Japan. Based on it’s unique movement patterns, characterized by for example zig-zags, reversed perspectives and super small doors to crawl through, she will work on a an abstract version that enlightens it’s movement patterns. In this two weeks she hopes to finish and test a 1:1 mock-up that she will further develop for an exhibition I work on that will presented in Brussels (march 2019) and Delft (may 2019).

About Renske Maria
Renske Maria operates at the crossroad between the academic and the professional world. She pioneers in the transdisciplinary research and design field that studies the architectural body. The architectural body, is understood as the crucial bodily dimension that gives way to the emergence of (alternative)meaning and values through social-environmental interaction. Using artistically and designerly methods Renske Maria currently develops a unique movement based approach towards contemporary architecture within the Radical Materiality Research Group at KU Leuven in Brussels (BE).Starting from comparative studies between eastern and western disciplines such as philosophy, art, architecture, environmental ecology, neuroscience but also body-work, physical education an clinical rehabilitation research Renske Maria’s research and architectural craftsmanship inspire to move and think differently. Renske Maria was selected as promising young Dutch architect by the jury of the ‘The future of Craftsmanship in architecture’ symposium at the Venice biennale in 2014. She is lecturer in ArtScience and interactive spatial design at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague. Renske Maria graduated in architecture at the Technical University of Delft (NL). She worked for architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger, Amsterdam (NL) and Atelier Li Xiaodong, Beijing (CHN). Between 2009 and 2011 Renske Maria co-initiated Vision included; a pro-active design practice and discussion platform. Between 2013 and 2017 she co-founded ALPEH, a cross-academic laboratory for the exploration of progressive heuristics with its emphasis on philosophy as creative practice.