Michiel Huijben, new work
Last year, we commissioned visual artist Michiel Huijben to conduct research into our building’s design. Based in Rotterdam, Huijben’s artistic practice involves historical and archival research, as well as publishing, writing, and sketching alternative histories of architecture through live performance, installation, and video. For its part, our building was designed by municipal architect C.B. van der Tak. It was constructed in the 1870s as a female-only civic school. Listen to the introduction by the artist himself.