Johan van den Noort is a Dutch artist who has designed serveral solutions for flexible water managment that have been implemented all over the world. I visited him in his studio in Kampen to look at his flexible flood barrier and tsunami barrier.
Op de tentoonstelling ‘Het Romantische Landschap’ laat de Groningse galerie Noorderlicht landschapsfoto’s zien van een zestal zeer verschillende fotografen. Ik schreef een recensie erover in NRC op 22 februari 2018.
I interviewed Anne van der Zwaag, the curator of Object Rotterdam, a fair for contemporary design. This year, Object Rotterdam was held in the HAKA building, an amazing architectural monument, which is a national heritage site since 2002 and was one the first buildings build from trash.
Kim Kyung-Mook is a South Korean filmmaker. His films – short, long and documentary – investigate the insecure lives of marginalized groups of people such as homosexuals, transsexuals, sex workers, North Korean deserters and others. On 27 January, Kyung-Mook spoke at De Balie as part of the IFFR program about the importance of giving a voice to those who are not heard and about what it means to generate social impact through film and image. I interviewed him about his works ‘Me and Doll Playing’ and ‘Grace Period’, his relationship with his parents about his homosexuality and his time in jail.
Elke dinsdag ben ik voor het nieuws van 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV programma Spraakmakers op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Deze week: steden in oost-Azië. Grote steden in China, zoals Shanghai of Hong Kong zijn zó volgebouwd dat er nauwelijks openbare ruimte meer over is. Daartegenover staat Pyongyang in Noord-Korea, waar de straten en pleinen juist heel groot en heel leeg zijn. Deze tegenstelling is mooi te zien in twee exposities die momenteel te zien zijn in Nederland.
North-Korea is one of the most secretive places in the world. Photographer Eddo Hartmann gives us an insight in the architecture and living world of the people of Pyongyang, which both are under strict rules and regulations. Dutch journalist Tracy Metz visited together with him his exhibition ‘Setting the Stage’ in Huis Marseille and interviewed him about his work.