program 2018

WE LOVE PUBLIC SPACE FESTIVAL 2018 ‘TOMORROW IS NOW!’
Friday 8 June 13.00 – 19.00 hrs
Zomerhof quarter, Rotterdam NL
www.welovepublicspace.nl

Love Public Space! | Hate Public Space! | Hack Public Space! | Defend Public Space! | F*ck Public Space!

Public Space is the mirror of society. It’s the place where we perform our every-day cultural exchange. We meet, eat, party, play, demonstrate and clash in public space. With the ‘We Love Public Space’ Festival (WLPS) we celebrate public space and pay tribute to everyone who is professionally involved in city making. The aim of the Festival is to establish an open conversation about how city makers deal with developments that determine the design and use of public space.

The event is part of the Rotterdam Architecture Month (RAM). During the month of June 2018 Rotterdam is highlighted as an innovative city in terms of architecture, urban design and city making.

The WLPS Festival is broad-orientated and freely accessible. An open and dynamic platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience between city makers; from architect to artist, from designer to urban planner.

‘Tomorrow is Now!’

The theme of this edition of the WLPS Festival is ‘Tomorrow is Now!’. We will discuss those developments that are crucial for the future design and use of public space; the growing influence of technology (Smart City), the need for creative solutions for the climate-resilient city and the crucial role of public space as a meeting place. How do city makers deal with these trends? Which methods and strategies do they develop and use to achieve their goals?

Lectures, workshops and performances are programmed simultaneously at an inspiring location that is representative for the Festival. This year the location is the ZoHo quarter, one of the most active city maker areas in the Netherlands.

Ode to Public Space
The Festival will be opened with the ‘Ode to Public Space’, followed by an extensive program with contributions from both national and international city makers; ranging from Antwerp, to Ljubljana and Prague. The event will end with a street-happening. With street food, acts and performances we will celebrate public space in all its facsets

The interdisciplinary team behind the WLPS festival consist of Bas Sala (designer), Floor van Ditzhuyzen (architect) and Ron Blom (artist). They have a shared fascination; we love public space. Team WLPS represents the various disciplines and views, approaches and strategies that are featured at the Festival; for city makers, by city makers.

Lectures, workshops and performances are programmed simultaneously at an inspiring location that is representative for the Festival. This year the location is the ZoHo quarter, one of the most active city maker areas in the Netherlands.

13.00u opening of the Festival with the Ode to Public Space by Annemieke Fontein (NL)head of landscape design of the municipality Rotterdam

Het Gele gebouw / Het Blauw Witte Gebouw | Zomerhofstraat/Vijverhofstraat

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We’re proud to present our moderators: Floor van Ditzhuyzen,  Sander van der HamMarieke HillenSaskia Naafs, Vera van de Nieuwenhof, Bas Sala, Ron van Vliet

17.00 – 17.30u Opening ZoHo letters (Vijverhofstraat)

17.30 – 19.00u Pancake party

‘program subject to change’
Presentations last 20 minutes this is including introduction of the moderator. After the presentation you will have 10 minutes to change venue.

ORGANISATION

Bas Sala
Floor van Ditzhuyzen
Ron Blom

LECTURES

Alenka Korenjak (SLO)
Anna Goede (NL)
Antwerpen aan ‘t Woord (Sarie van der Aa & Kris Schurmans) (BE)
Argus
Bas Sala (NL)
Bouke Bruins (NL)
Boukje Vastbinder | presentation results of workshop
David del Valle (COL)
Esther Kokmeijer (NL)
Irene Quakkelaar (NL)
Jakub Mikuláštík&Karolína Kripnerová (TJE)
Jan Willem Wesselink | presentation results of workshop
Luca van der Putten (NL)
Minouche Besters | presentation results of workshop
Paula Arntzen / Juliette Nielsen (NL)
Piet Vollaard (NL)
Ricardo Torres (Peru)
Viktor Kasala (SK) / Todor Kesarovski (BG)
Willemijn Lofvers (NL)
Wolbert van Dijk (NL)

What is a google hangout presentation? This is a  live-streamed presentation by google hangout or skype by someone who is not present at the Festival.

WORKSHOPS

Boukje Vastbinder | workshop
Jan Willem Wesselink | workshop
Minouche Besters | workshop
Renée Miles Rooijmans

performative ARTS

Kiki Luitwieler
Marijke de Vos
Neusa Gomes
Quint Hartmann
Wah Ananda

OUTDOOR Het Gele gebouw | Zomerhofstraat / Vijverhofstraat
14.00 – 15.00uTangible Traces Activity by Stipo
13.00 – 19.00u Dance, music and spoken word by Marijke de Vos, Kiki Luitwieler, The Buzzking Rainbow Experience, Neusa Gomes