Experience in Action
Architecture, Exhibition

Designbuild in Architecture

TUM’s Architecture Museum is opening its largest and most comprehensive exhibition on “DesignBuild” to date – a teaching method offered at numerous architecture schools around the world, where students can plan, design, and implement projects on a full-scale basis. They build homes, theaters, schools, kindergartens, and hospitals, mostly in developing countries, but occasionally also in underserved areas on their own doorstep. The teaching method is not without criticism, but it offers students the opportunity to lend a hand and deal with unknown people, other cultures, and different materials.

DesignBuild has a long tradition, but in recent years has become an increasingly popular concept at many universities. The purpose of the exhibition is therefore to inform the general public about the social impact and longterm significance of this teaching method.

NEWS: part of the exhibition will travel to AIT Hamburg & DAZ Berlin

client/ TUM Munich
commissioner/ Andres Lepik
curator/ Vera Simone Bader
date/ May 19 – September 13, 2020
location/ Architektur Museum der TUM inside the Pinakothek der Moderne
design/ Benny Nast, Jazek Poralla at Labor Fou – milkmonkey, and Herman Verkerk at EventArchitectuur & master students TUM-Architektur
graphic design/ Benny Nast, Jazek Poralla, Labor Fou – milkmonkey
production/ Thomas Lohmaier, assistant curator/ Jakob Bahret
photography/ Stills from Video by AM-TUM – Photo’s by Laura Trumpp

Sneak Preview “Experience in Action”

Opening 18th of April 2020 at the ‘Pinakothek der Moderne’ in Munich.

Design in collaboration with milkmonkey – benny nast & jazek poralla

Due to measures to contain the Covid 19 pandemic the exhibition opening is postponed to 19th of May 2020.

Yearbook Entry 2019!

The Idylls project in Park Lingezegen is published in the Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in the Netherlands 2019

Show And Try Again

Workshop DISPLAY (Curating, exhibiting, communicating) together with Maureen Mooren for the Cultures of the Curatorial MA Program.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary the team of the MA CotC initiated a weeklong symposium with the intriguing title: Show And Try Again. It took place at the HGB (Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchdruckkunst) in Leipzig from 26-30 November 2019. A workshop was organized in October 2019 for all HGB students that were interested in the combination of curating/exhibiting/communicating and in designing and organizing the setting for this event. Each day of the symposium would have a different emphasis: show, try, again, no show & assembly. And for each day different guest speakers and performers were invited to present, do workshops or performances. With groups of students we worked on a different setting for each day in relation to the content.

more of the project on: https://showandtryagain.kdk-leipzig.de/

Forest Idyll, Summer 2019

photography / Jeroen Bosch

graphic design invitation opening Forest Idyll / Experimental Jetset

Forest Idyll, March 2019
Castle Ruin at Forest Idyll in Ressen NL

In collaboration with Feddes-Olthof Landscape Architects, Alessandra Covini from Studio Ossidiana & Tomaello Concrete Specialists

DDA 2018 Expo @ DDW

client/ Dutch Design Foundation – Frederiek Dijkstra
producer/ Romee Beernink
curator/ Job Meihuizen & Herman Verkerk
date/ October 20 – October 28 2018
location/ Veemgebouw Eindhoven
design/ Herman Verkerk & Raphael Coutin
graphic design/ Glamcult Studio – Marline Bakker & Alyar Aynetchi
production/ Studio Remy – Remy van Zandbergen
photography/ Boudewijn Bollmann

sponsor cardboard/ Smurfit Kappa Zedek – Gerbert de Ruiter