Castle Ruin at Forest Idyll in Ressen NL
Architecture, Landscape

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

Forest Idyll in the making

Working on the third Idyll for Lingezegen Park, ‘The Forest Idyll’

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

SLOOM 03 MMIII Berlin fifteen years back

Pages from Sloom 03 2 parts-1

Pages from Sloom 03 2 parts-2

Berlin Book Presentation

An evening of book presentations by Lukas Feireiss, Michael Najjar, Fiona Shipwright, Markus Bader & Herman Verkerk
Photography / Philipp Teufel
Graphic Design / Experimental Jetset
Host / Ingeborg Wiensowski

Wild Care Tame Neglect

Exhibition by visual artist Edward Thomson Clydesdale at Huize Frankendael Amsterdam

What possible agency and space do (tamed) nature and culture occupy within this former country estate surrounded by the busy city, a site that now actively serves as a restaurant and reception location. Is it possible for art in such a location to escape an ever-present aesthetic harmony? What role and whose desires does an artist fulfil in a scenario where they act as host, gardener, programmer and hermit?

The exhibition gathers works by Thomson as well as of literary theorist Frans-Willem Korsten and artists Jason Coburn, Nikola Lamburov and Ine Lamers. Designers Sandra Kassenaar and Bart de Baets developed a poster campaign during a public workshop programme with de 5e Montessorischool Watergraafsmeer, colleagues and visitors. The exhibition design by EventArchitectuur cleverly reframes the garden of Huize Frankendael itself as an architectural structure for the showing of art.

Press & Shop Window EA Book

Nice review in PIN-UP magazine issue 23 by Kevin Greenberg & lovely shop window display at Athenaeum Bookstore in Amsterdam by Marjo Kranenborg, organised by Bonnie Dumanaw.

Material Pages (from the EA book)

Graphic Design / Experimental Jetset
Photography / Johannes Schwartz

SONIC READING “Events: Situating the Temporary”

Short Impression click here

Sonic Reading of the book “Events: Situating the Temporary” by

Mager & Maher, feat. Herman Verkerk/EventArchitectuur & the Props at the

Stedelijk Museum Book Club 2017 – September 29

The Book Is Out Now!

“Events: Situating the Temporary”

by Herman Verkerk/EventArchitectuur

Architecture and design interventions, cutting-edge interior and exhibition design

“Events: Situating the Temporary” is dedicated to the temporary in architecture, to its qualities, possibilities and effects, and to the place it occupies in contemporary history.
The book draws a connection between the development of the Amsterdam-based design office EventArchitectuur’s body of work over twenty-five years of practice, and the transforming understanding of a time based architecture. Through conversation between Herman Verkerk and his team with former collaborators and other makers, curators, and theorists, including Bernard Tschumi, Beatriz Colomina, Dirk van den Heuvel, Rianne Makkink, Andreas Angelidakis, Ellen Blumenstein and many others, “Events: Situating the Temporary” defines the contours of temporary architecture as a hybrid field of cultural production reflecting the spirit of the times and associated with different disciplines, including art, design, literature and performance.
The publication, designed by graphic design studio Experimental Jetset, with visual essays by Johannes Schwartz and Alexander van Slobbe, proposes the temporary as the place where contemporary architecture is linked to creative and form-finding new realities (proposals, utopias, dystopias, and fantasies), and to the quest for alternative futures.

The book is for sale at bookshops around the world specialized in art, design and architecture.

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