Curator team 2022: Peter Veenstra, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Véronique Patteeuw, Derk Loorbach

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From 22 September to 13 November 2022, the 10th Architecture Biennale – international event, platform for discourse and dialogue, and agenda-setting forum for (inter)national design practices – will open its doors in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The appointment of Saskia van Stein as president signals that the IABR will be striking out in a new direction. Decentralized collaboration models will be deployed to stimulate the integrated, intergenerational, and sustainable renewal of the profession at all levels. After all, participating in and thinking about new ways to organize our living environment is a precondition for an equitable future. The curatorial team of the 2022 edition, which will give shape and content to these new ambitions, includes the following people:

Peter Veenstra, co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects (with Cees van der Veeken and Eric-Jan Pleijster)
PASZA Platform for Architectural Research, co-founded by Dr. Léa-Catherine Szacka senior lecturer in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester and visiting lecturer at The Berlage, Delft University of Technology, and ETH Zurich and Dr. Ir. Véronique Patteeuw, lecturer at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et du Paysage Lille, visiting lecturer at the KU Leuven and EPFL Lausanne and academic editor of OASE.
Prof. Dr. Derk Loorbach professor of Socioeconomic Transitions, director of DRIFT, and principal investigator of the Design, Impact, Transition (DIT) platform of the Erasmus University Rotterdam

In the coming period, the curator team will set out the lines for the event and start up several transition-oriented projects; design and development trajectories that help to shape, accelerate, upscale and disseminate social change. The IABR will launch an (international) Open Call for designers to collect leading work for the upcoming exhibition. To close the gap between (social) spatial questions and developing parties, another Open Call will be issued for clients. The IABR will establish collaborations with various knowledge and educational institutes and other cultural partners.