International Design Seminar 2021
“INDESEM (International Design Seminar) is a design biennale, founded by a group of students in 1962 and reinitiated in 1986 by Herman Hertzberger. INDESEM has had the honor of hosting internationally acclaimed architects such as Aldo van Eijck, Rem Koolhaas, Ben van Berkel, Winy Maas and Renzo Piano.
The program consists of lectures, excursions, debates and a workshop, all organized around a contemporary theme. Every edition aims to raise awareness about this theme and its consequences for the architectural practice. During a week, students from all over the world will work on a design project, both online and (possibly) physically. The seminar provides an environment in which students, tutors, architects and theorists engage in conversation and discussion about the current and future position of the architect.
INDESEM.21 dedicates a full week to exploring the relationship between Big Data and Architecture. INDESEM aims to stimulate the next generation of architects to take charge of the changing architectural landscape. INDESEM serves as an interdisciplinary platform for students and experts to explore and discuss the current and future position of the architect within the emerging data driven society.