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moving in stasis

An unfolding exhibition of 60 design Academy Eindhoven Graduates 2020 at gallery 3 By You, het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam NL

Design Academy Eindhoven presents Moving in Stasis, an unfolding exhibition and public programme that revisits and recasts the Academy’s Master graduation projects from 2020. Until this time, these projects have been kept in storage, awaiting their moment of display. In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, sixty works are transplanted to Gallery 3 By You, six months after the moment of graduation.

Moving in Stasis is an exhibition of its own making. Constructed as an evolving set-piece and culminating in a digital public programme, participants will occupy a hybrid structure over five weeks, formed in three acts: Installation, Production, and Public Programme. Entirely curated, designed, and developed by the graduates themselves, the exhibition disentangles and re-stages performance, film screenings, objects, writings, radio broadcasts, and more. With topics ranging from narratology to modalities of care, craft choreographies to invisible architectures, viewers and visitors are granted a behind the scenes insight into the working processes of sixty designers.

While acknowledging the unexpected disruptions and chains of contingencies that accompany opening an exhibition during the ongoing pandemic, Moving in Stasis offers a dynamic and flexible space for new ideas, collaboration, and dialogue. The exhibition utilises the museum as a site for production, functioning as a set for the creation of content that will ultimately be presented in digital space. It marks a collective attempt to move forward, delivering new perspectives on individual practice and the creation of a reflexive, critical space at this moment in time.

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ACT I ◯ Installation
8 – 22 March

he first act, Installation, will be documented via a dedicated Instagram account (@movinginstasis). This will include displays of on-site making processes, collaborative sessions, interviews among recent alumni, HNI and external experts, and more.

ACT II ◒ Production
23 March – 7 April

Works in progress will be documented via the exhibition’s dedicated Instagram account and As the second act, Production will further on-site making processes, including performance, film screenings, guided tours, and collaborative actions in preparation for the public programme.

ACT III ⚫ Public Programme
8 – 11 April

Combined live and pre-recorded, the Public Programme act will be broadcast at This will encompass radio shows, panel discussions, expert interviews, designer conversations, guided tours, workshops, and film screenings. Further details to be announced.

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A Process of Performance

Moving In Stasis is an exhibition and public programme entirely conceptualised, curated, developed, and produced by the Design Academy Eindhoven Masters graduates of 2020. The exhibition grapples with the questions and considerations of attempting to engage with the ritual of exhibition-making at this moment in time. What has emerged is a performative process; an examination of the museum setting as a site for production for works that will in turn be translated and displayed in digital formats. Created through an extensive collaboration with their peers, the Moving In Stasis exhibition working groups have constructed multiple stages for this ritual, spanning both physical and digital space. With this process comes an allowance for flexibility and reflexivity; a moment to regroup and find a new way forward.

Charly Blödel, Sergi Casero, Pete Fung, Anna Iversen, Matilde Losi, Samein Shamsher, Ceola Tunstall-Behrens, Zeniya Vreugdenhil

Charly Blödel, Sergi Casero, Ceola Tunstall-Behrens, Zeniya Vreugdenhil

Bianca Carague, Roberta Di Cosmo, Jan-Micha Gamer, Matilde Losi, Matilde Patuelli, Marta Ríos-Pizà , Ceola Tunstall-Behrens

Pete Fung, Zeniya Vreugdenhil

Charly Blödel, François Chambard, Anna Iversen, Gavin Jones, Flora Lechner, Anna Michail, Zeniya Vreugdenhil

Sofia Bresciani, Sergi Casero

Cinzia Bongino, Federico Santarini

Charly Blödel, Meghan Clarke, Helen Milne, Ceola Tunstall-Behrens, Zeniya Vreugdenhil

Roberta Di Cosmo, Pete Fung, Miguel Guevera Parra, Anna Iversen, Anna Michail, Matilde Patuelli, Marta Ríos-Pizà, Ceola Tunstall-Behrens

Michael Bojkowski, Pete Fung, Anna Michail, Miguel Guevera Parra, Matilde Losi, Samein Shamsher, Benjamin Schupp, Ceola Tunstall-Behrens, Zeniya Vreugdenhil

Thomas de Boer, Pim Harding (Videographers), Jaap Beyleveld (Photographer), Jack Bardwell (Radio Consultant), Florian van Zandwijk (Video Livestream Advisor)

Bente Spigt, Jeroen Dijkstra, Florian van Zandwijk, Jessica Dohmen-Verboom, Nohely Koeyers, The HNI Hospitality team, Gustav Beumer, Babette Zijlstra, Daniel de Bruijn Bart Smits, Flora van Gaalen, Kim Bouvy

— Radio Stasis: Marinka Teulings, Naomi Heerings, Mika Kranen, Silvio Lorusso, Ines Neto de Santos, Gustav Beumer, Saskia van Stein, Colette Aliman, Jack Bardwell
— Moving TV: Arnaud Schmitt, Alexandra Lecart, Nuri McBride, Ezra Lloyd Jackson

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Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools, recognised internationally for its forward-thinking and renowned professors and alumni. For over 70 years it has trained aspiring designers to make their mark on the future by thinking freely and openly about what design can achieve, consistently exploring design as an instrument of material, social, environmental and critical innovation. Today it is home to a community of many nationalities and cultures, offering an environment where personal perspectives on the world can be translated into meaningful and daring propositions. They are guided in this by a team of professional designers, architects, researchers, writers and curators, all active within the academy as well as in the professional field.

The Master programmes at Design Academy Eindhoven offer students the tools they need to research and analyse complex contexts and develop their position in relation to design, improving their practical and/or theoretical practice and fostering collaboration across disciplines. The Master programmes at Design Academy Eindhoven consist of five research departments: Contextual Design, Social Design, Information Design, The Critical Inquiry Lab and Geo-Design.


Through its activities Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to increase the appreciation of the cultural and social significance of architecture, design and digital culture and to strengthen the interaction between these disciplines. In a period characterised by radical change, Het Nieuwe Instituut wants to moderate, stimulate and facilitate debate about architecture, design and digital culture through research and a public programme. The broadening and deepening of the public’s appreciation is a fundamental starting point.

The exhibition spaces in Gallery 3 (on the top floor of the museum building) are open to projects - whether an academy graduation show, an installation around an urban event, a presentation by a professional association, or work by young Rotterdam makers. The creators arrange the set-up and disassembly themselves, take care of attracting visitors and carry the costs of the presentation. In return, Het Nieuwe Instituut makes space available and provides support in producing the presentation and communicating it.

Design Academy Eindhoven thanks its Friends and Funders for their ongoing support
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