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  • 22.06.2018 Book launch The New Craft School
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22.06.2018 Book launch The New Craft School

22.06.2018 Book launch The New Craft School

Join us at the book launch of 
The New Craft School 
on Friday June 22, 16.30 hrs in the  Maaskant School for the City,  Delftsestraat 33 (3everdieping), near Rotterdam Central Station. 
16.30 – 17.00 start
17:00 – 17.10 introduction by the editors
17.10 – 17.20 presentation of the book design
17.20 – 17.30 short text by Wilma Kempinga of Stichting Mevrouw Meijer 
17.30 – 18.30 drinks 
The publication and the research have been made possible by the Creative Industries Fund. The book is also supported by the Delft University of Technology.
We hope to see you at the launch!
The New Craft School
Edited by  Susanne Pietsch, Eireen Schreurs, Sereh Mandias & Dolf Broekhuizen
Graphic design by Sandra Kassenaar & David Bennewith (Colophon)
This publication investigates the architecture of the vocational school and its role in society. It does so by situating the school within larger cultures of craft and specific networks of people, places and knowledge, in which education forms a crucial link. Based on the notion of architecture as an environment in which social relations are negotiated, it emphasises the importance of the building to create, foster and transmit these cultures.
Departing from the situation of the vocational school in the Netherlands, the book provides a reading of historical and contemporary contexts, examines the notion of cultures of craft, and the various ways in which the school can embody its position within society.
Five scenarios present an architectural repertoire to reinforce connections between the vocational school and the neighbourhood, the city and society at large with cultures of making and with the identity of the school. 
Best practices from the Netherlands and northern Europe, complemented by a number of study projects, illustrate what these scenarios might look like.
The result is a cross-cultural and cross-historical archive of projects and ideas that serve as models to inspire and to build upon, to create a new chapter the history of the craft school. 


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