Ron Blom

Ron Blom is a conceptual artist and filmmaker. He develops social-artistic projects with art and media, focused on placemaking and the creation of value and meaning for public space.

Public space as a meeting place
Vegetable gardens, murals, cultural events and markets.  Often in co-creation with local owners and inhabitants.

Besides making the city, Ron is also investigating and organising the social and cultural aspects of city-life. Ritual spaces and meeting places.

For the We Love Public Space Festival, Ron developed the website. He’s responsible for the Art-program together with Floor van Ditzhuyzen and is co-organiser of the festival.

Floor van Ditzhuyzen

Floor van Ditzhuyzen is an architect and co-founder of the Ontwerpwerkplaats, an interdisciplinary spatial designstudio based in Rotterdam. The studio operates on the treshold of interior design, small-scale architecture and public space. Leading in the work of the Ontwerpwerkplaats is the human scale, in both interior and exterior design.

Besides her practice as an architect Floor is engaged in teaching and research, with public space as central focus. She is also known as the Public Space Detective, on ongoing research project into common and uncommon phenomena in public space.

Within the team of the We Love Public Space Festival she is responsible for research and content development.

Bas Sala

Bas Sala is owner and head designer of Studio Bas Sala.
Bas Sala is the initiator of the We Love Public Space festival and responsible for the festival concept and program.

About Studio Bas Sala

Studio Bas Sala is an interdisciplinary design studio in Rotterdam. We design and realize innovative projects in public space, IOT products and interiors. Interactivity and design research play an important role in our work.

Our designs invite people to sit, play, think, do nothing and often evoke smiles. Interdisciplinary cooperation (with professionals and non-professionals) and high-quality products play a central role in our work. Many of our projects initiated itself and not only focused on the physical appearance, but also the way they are used and how they can be anything other than financial gain.

Owner and head designer Bas Sala is the initiator of the We Love Public Space festival and responsible for the festival concept and program.

photo Diamond Smart Rainbarrel: Vera Duivenvoorden