Join us for a free Sunday Stroll on 31 October at 2pm. Detour guide Erik Peters will show us around The Architecture of Staged Realities. Central to this exhibition is the influence that the work of Walt Disney has on our thinking and surroundings. Come along and discover the exhibition from Erik’s point of view.
In The Architecture of Staged Realities the focus is on the influence of Walt Disney on today’s built society and sense of identity. While he is praised for his technological innovations and the simplicity and familarity of his storytelling, there is another side to Disney and his empire. The ingenuity with which he seamlessly entwines fairy tales and reality is accompanied by a compelling but one-sided conception of what the resulting wonderful worlds – and their inhabitants – should look like. Discover in this exhibition how Disney’s ideas continue to influence everyday life.
“As a designer I create space where we can discuss and reflect. I question, visualise, speculate, dream, reflect, connect, build and offer alternatives.”
As a researcher, designer and musician, Erik is mainly interested in understanding and deconstructing the systems of society on a political, ecological, social or technological level. He focuses on speculative design, in which he combines research and fiction.
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
While the Sunday Stroll is free, participants need an entrance ticket for Het Nieuwe Instituut. To join the stroll, gather at the reception at 1.55pm, and please mention that you want to join the stroll. Up to 15 guests can join this Sunday Stroll.