About Future Series
Each year in October, with Dutch Design Week, the Dutch Design Foundation reveals how the world of tomorrow is already being made today. To draw extra attention to these promising perspectives the themed Future Series has been held throughout the year since 2014. Following previous editions in Eindhoven and Milan the Future Series now takes place in Amsterdam. Future Series is a Dutch Design Foundation programme in collaboration with de Volkskrant (national newspaper) and Pakhuis de Zwijger. With Jeroen Junte as moderator. Previous speakers included: Koert van Mensvoort, Jurgen Bey, Marije Vogelzang and Christien Meindertsma.

Future Series #8: Constructed Images of the Future
The constructed images of the future by RAAAF take centre stage during the 8th edition of the design talk show Future Series, 30 June 2017 in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Prix de Rome Architecture winner Ronald Rietveld and philosopher Erik Rietveld talk about their multidisciplinary studio that operates in the boundaries of architecture, art and philosophy. With their experimental projects, such as the sawn-in-half Bunker 599, The End of Sitting and Vacant NL, they won many international awards. Their spatial ‘total experiences’ are a plea for an Architecture that breaks through existing conventions. Especially for this evening they have invited three young designers that push the boundaries of their profession.


RAAAF | Ronald and Erik Rietveld 
RAAAF operates at the crossroads of architecture, art and philosophy. The studio started in 2006. RAAAF makes location- and context specific work and has developed the design approach of ‘strategic interventions’, which derives from the respective backgrounds of the founding partners: Prix de Rome Architecture laureate Ronald Rietveld and philosopher Erik Rietveld. Through a unique working method based on multidisciplinary research with scientists and other specialists, RAAAF’s real-life thinking models link local qualities with long-term strategies. For RAAAF every project is a manifesto in itself. “Our interventions are the result of an independent attitude and research agenda, starting from our own fascinations while confronting them with urgent societal issues. To use the words of Lebbeus Woods, what interests us is "what the world would be like if we were free from conventional limits and show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules." Showing these visions is the aim of each project.”


Entrance is free, sign up via: www.dezwijger.nl


Future Series #8 is made possible by the Dutch Design Foundation, Pakhuis de Zwijger and de Volkskrant. 


Future Series #7: Materials & Design

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Future Series #6: Eat & Design

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Future Series #5: 24 november 2015

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​Future Series #3: Milano


Friday 17 April 2015 at Dutch Invertuals: Teatro Verdi, Via Pastrengo 16, 20159 Milan

Following two successful editions, the Future Series has ventured beyond the country borders for the first time. DDW has compiled a special programme of lectures with the design collective Dutch Invertuals for the design week in Milan. Upcoming and leading designers provide insight into the design process and examine current developments within the profession, with special attention for young talent and experimentation. Future Series will take place in the Teatro Verdi in the Isola district, where also Dutch Invertuals present themselves.
Ralph Nauta, Studio Drift
Rianne Makkink, Studio Makkink & Bey

photos: Nina van Bart