The IABR connects its program to that of various Rotterdam and Amsterdam cultural insitutes, like the Rotterdam Historical Museum, Showroom MAMA, the Youth Biennale and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Through this page we will keep you up to date on the 4th IABR partner programs.
De Dépendance, Center for Urban Culture
an unsolicited project by ZUS
De Dépendance provides space to cultural institutes that have disappeared or are disappearing from the Rotterdam city center. It strives to be a place where cultural forces can combine and interact -a place for debate, exposition, performance, confrontation, exchange, and production. During the 4th IABR,
De Dépendance will function as a complementary venue, accommodating related long-and short-term exhibitions, installations, and spontaneous events.
De Dépendance is located in the Schiekade building in the Rotterdam Central District, east of Central Station, and it is an unsolicited project by ZUS.
[25 September - 10 January]
De Dépendance, Center for Urban Culture
Schiekade 189, Rotterdam
Themed issue of De Gids: Open City
At the invitation of the cultural and literary magazine
De Gids, more than twenty poets, novelists and essayists express their views and feelings on a city that is dear to their hearts. With contributions of Anneke Brassinga, Jan Brokken, Ger Groot, Micha Hamel, Fouad Laroui, Edzard Mik, Ramsey Nasr, Ester Naomi Perquin, photographer Bas Princen and others.
Price: € 9.50
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Commissioned by the IABR, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has programmed a special series of documentaries focusing on “the city and its inhabitants” to be presented in Rotterdam, at the NAI; and on the history of Amsterdam from the perspective of the city’s ongoing dialogue with “freedom”, to be presented in Amsterdam. The series includes documentaries taken from the IDFA’s vast archives as well as new films. These new films will also be screened in a special section at the IDFA itself, running from 19 to 29 November in Amsterdam.
[Starting 29 September]
Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Tolhuistuin on the IJ, Amsterdam North, and IDFA Amsterdam
Architecture Biennale for young people
In South Rotterdam, young people create their own Architecture Biennale, Your City. Based on a strong belief in youngsters’ strength and potential, Your City demonstrates how children and teenagers can initiate and help shape their own living environment.
More information on the website of YourCity09.
Read more about the opening of YourCity09 on 13 October.
[13 October - mid December]
Various venues in South Rotterdam
Never Built Rotterdam
Exhibition in the Historical Museum Rotterdam
There is more to Rotterdam than meets the eye. The dynamic nature of the city and the destruction of its old core in WWII led to the Rotterdam we see today. There is also a “Rotterdam that could have been”, to be found in all the plans that were never realized. The exhibition Never Built Rotterdam visualizes what could have been with the use of constantly evolving panoramas, drawings and a specially designed interactive model.
[Starting 8 December]
Historical Museum Rotterdam – Schielandshuis
A multimedia project that examines the relationship between skateboard culture, public space and the visual and other arts. The central work is the documentary "12" by Gyz La Rivière, in co-production with MAMA.
[Until 10 January]
For Security Reasons
Various performers will explore the boundaries and redefine the balance between playfulness and safety, the community and the individual, surveillance and freedom.
[28 August - 18 October]
The 4th IABR’s Selection,
Rotterdam Central Library
Browse through a bookcase and learn about its owner. In September, the curators of the 4th IABR will present their favorite books. They have selected titles that they found inspiring and helpful in putting together the exhibition Open City: Designing Coexistence.
[1 -30 September]
Rotterdam Central Library
Visiting Critic: Larry Beasley
Van der Leeuwkring and AIR (NAi)
Larry Beasley, former Co-director of Urban Planning for Vancouver, will be giving a lecture as a visiting critic. His 30 years of experience and commitment serve as the point of departure for a critical analysis of Rotterdam urban development culture.
Larry Beasley will be a guest in Rotterdam for one week, by invitation from the Van der Leeuwkring. He has been asked to discuss the connection between his 30 years of experience in public service in Vancouver and the tasks, plans and projects Rotterdam is working on.
> Read more about Beasley's Lecture in the NAI on 29 September.
Rotterdam Global Urban Summit 2009
Under the heading of “New (Green) Deals between Cities and Businesses”, the Global Urban Summit 2009 focusses on three themes: Sustainable urban area development; international connections and urban area development; and knowledge, business and urban area development.
[3 - 4 December]
Website: Rotterdam Global Urban Summit 2009
Film Program Rotterdam Classics
Gemeentearchief Rotterdam and Lantaren/Vensters
The film program Rotterdam Classics is inspired by the Biennale theme Open City and its sub-theme Maakbaarheid. The program includes several series of short films that visualize Rotterdam’s historical transformation.
[4 October, 8 November, and 6 December]
Guided tours for
Open City: Designing Coexistence in the NAI
On request, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) provides guided tours for groups through the exhibition Open City: Designing Coexistence. These will be geared towards the groups’ knowledge level – from elementary or high school students to architects.
Maximum group size: 15
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: € 105 per guided tour (€ 65 for college or university students; € 50 for elementary or high schools)
Reservations: Please contact the NAI’s Education Department on +31 (0)10 4401321
educational program for schoolchildren in NAI
The City Game is a game for older elementary schoolchildren. Under the supervision of an NAI tour guide, they will first see part of the exhibition Open City: Designing Coexistence and will then jointly “build” their own city.
Maximum size of group: 30 school children
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: € 40 per group of 15
Reservations: at least 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the NAI’s Education Department on +31 (0)10 4401321 (between 9 am and 1 pm).
Biennale Bicycle Tours
In collaboration with the 4th IABR, Rotterdam ArchiGuides is organizing bicycle tours and visits to the biennale exhibition. The bike tours will take place Sundays in October and November from 12 noon to 4 pm. and will start and end at Rotterdam Central Station.
There will be two alternating tours, led by an enthusiastic and expert guide from Rotterdam ArchiGuides. One week the theme is Parallel Cases. The other week the theme of the bicycle tour will be Maakbaarheid.
For more information and reservations: Rotterdam ArchiGuides, telephone number +31 (0)10 4332231, rotterdam-archiguides.nl
Fee: € 25.00 (including guide, bike rental, exhibition entrance fee, drink & Aqualiner)