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The 7th May 2015 was the kick-off of a workshop series organised by Het Nieuwe Instituut on the future of the World Fair model, in which students from a variety of art and design academies from across the Netherlands will participate.

Design questions

  1. How would participants* in the Expo2025 want to present themselves in relation to the theme Changing Currents / Deltas in Transition? (*Participants can be: countries, NGO’s, larger and smaller companies, cities, regions, universities and schools, charitable organisations, cultural initiatives…)
  2. What alternative form could a contribution take to the white box with a YouTube clip inside? In other words: what form, at what place(s) can the presentation of a participant take?
  3. How can a presentation at the Expo be of value for the local community and for societal processes in the city? How can cultural embedding and surplus value be achieved prior to, during and after the Expo?
  4. How can presentations have a functional and financial value after the event, locally in the city and region, and / or internationally? How can the presentation and the knowledge and network developed around it be continued or re-used?

Programme 7 May

15.00 – Welcome
15.30 – Introduction by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
15.45 – Kick-off workshop by Michiel van Iersel
15.55 – Introduction Rotterdam2025 by Bart Schrijnen
16.15 – Q&A
16.30 – Visit exhibitions with Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
17.15 – Introduction of participants, 1 minute per participant
17.45 – Follow-up steps, explained by Michiel van Iersel and Julia van der Meer
18.00 – Formation of teams, drinks.

Further reading

Workshop: The Future of the Expo Model will present some background information and the outcome of the workshop

15:00 – 18:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam