Call for Young professionals

The Patching Zone offers 4 places for young professionals and 1 internship  in our upcoming project: The Wilhelminapier Experience Tour (research Nov. - Dec. Start project Beginning 2014 - 2 February 2015).  

Keywords: education, participatory design, art, technology, design, augmented reality, public space, locative media, teamworking, transdisciplinary collaboration 

The Wilhelminapier Experience Tour will be a game-like experience taking place in public space and online (on your mobile phone), on the border between the physical and virtual world, mixing and re-creating the present and the past of the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam. The Wilhelminapier was the point of departure by the Holland-America Line for immigrants seeking their fortunes in the new world as well as refugees fleeing the continent during the Second World War. Today the area is redeveloped with cultural institutes and state-of-the-art buildings by world famous architects such as Rem Koolhaas.

The aim of the project is to develop a working prototype that connects the past, present and the future of the pier in close collaboration with the local cultural institures and our vocational school partner Zadkine. At Zadkine the project will be developed as a participatory design project in the context of Mediawharf with students from the Human Technology and ICT departments. We will also be working closely with the five cultural institutes on the Wilhelminapier as well as local residents and youth from Rotterdam South.

The project encompasses both practical and visionairy elements such as; route navigation to the institutes and the above mentioned augmented reality game-like experience. The Patching Zone teammembers are encouraged to work with the rich material from the Dutch Photo Museum and Rotterdam’s historical archives.

The Wilhelminapier experience tour is part of the  Live Transmission project with our international collaboration partners Blast Theory (UK), Translocal (FI), OCAD University (CA). Live Transmission is supported by the European Cultural programme.

Download the application form.


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