Undercurrent: Fresh designs perspectives
Can design create a safe, healthy and inclusive habitat for humans and other species? If so, which design strategies are capable of providing answers to societal and ecological urgencies?
In this talkshow the youngest generation of design professionals shares their views on how to shape the future. In the talkshow six of the most promising designers give an insight into their graduation plans, ranging from architectural proposals to large-scale landscape strategies. Their graduation projects have been carefully selected by their schools. Together they can be considered as a representation of their generation.
The talkshow is hosted by Teun van den Ende and introduced by Henk van der Veen, director of Archiprix. All 30 selected projects are also on show at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the website www.archiprix.nl and featured in the book “Archiprix 2021, The Best Dutch Graduation Projects Architecture, Urbanism, Interior and Landscape Architecture”, by NAi010 publishers.
Every year the Dutch schools of architecture, urban design, interior and landscape architecture select their best graduation projects. The crop is unfailingly rich and varied and reflects the ambitions of a new generation of designers ready to take on every imaginable design task that comes their way. Over forty years, Archiprix has become an established platform for promising architects, urban designers and landscape architects. Not just clients, employers and schools, but also the organizers of competitions and workshops are becoming increasingly adept at locating gifted ‘designers in the making’ as presented by Archiprix.