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new book

Curatorial Cooking

The design practice of Platform21

From 2006-2009 Platform21 functioned as an incubator for a new to be built design museum in Amsterdam. This unique period of learning by doing and exploring alternative exhibition formats, has delivered a more inclusive and democratic approach in showcasing design. Curatorial Cooking will share with you the best of Platform21 in an open D.I.Y. way. Giving exclusive insights in what works and what works not and encourages you to further develop projects like Platform21 = Repairing, Platform21 = Hacking IKEA or Me and My Character. The book also features a poetic image essay by artist Koen Hauser as well as inspirational project proposals by Aart van Bezooyen, Arne Hendriks, Cynthia Hathaway, Dewi Pinatih, Dinie Besems, Erik Wong, Guy Keulemans, Heleen Klopper, Hybridspacelab, Maite Abella Grau, Marco Bevolo, Nancy Nowacek, Nox Architects, Robert Stadler, Sang-kyu Kim, Scott Burnham, Sergio Davilla, Shane Waltener, Ted Noten, Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten end Yuri Suzuki.

Paperback, 204 pages, 150 illustrations.

Publishers: Artez Press, Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, and d'Jonge Hond Publishers.

Design: Sybren Kuiper.

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  • past project

    Platform21 = Cooking and Constructing

    Turning edibles in constructables

    Picture the kitchen as a laboratory for building, gluing, stamping and designing. Ever heard of potato plastic? Tomato deodorant? Or…

  • past project

    Platform21 = Joyriding

    Dreaming of the car of the future

    Now that most vehicles have robust reliability, quality and performance, it is up to designers to dare to dream again and design the…

  • past project:Amsterdam, Platform21

    No Reference - Christophe Coppens

    Couture Accessories

    No Reference of fashion designer Christophe Coppens was an installation in Platform21 that functioned as a temporary studio. Here,…

  • article

    Platform21 has closed down

    The incubator Platform21 has closed on a successful note. Over the past three and a half years, we have searched for a new cultural…

  • past project

    Platform21 = Repairing

    Stop recycling, start repairing!

    Platform21 = Repairing started with the idea that repair is underestimated as a creative, cultural and economic force. If we…

  • past project

    Breakfast is served

    Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki and Masa Kimura weren't afraid to embark on the creative challenge of building a breakfast machine.

  • past project:Amsterdam, Platform21

    Platform21 = Hacking IKEA

    All IKEA hackers unite!

    Who wanted to know what else a LAMPAN could be besides a lamp or how the PRODUKT milk-frother could also be used for other purposes,…

  • concept


    Public laboratory for curious people

    As an incubator of a new to be built Design Center, Platform21 has developed Supermaker. Supermaker is a laboratory centred around…

  • past project

    Platform21 = Checking Reality

    A real show about the virtual

    Envision the world as a computer game in which your clothes are 3D projections and the GPS system tells you the position of an…

  • past project

    Travels Through Paradise

    55 metres of track, 55 different visions of paradise, 1 model train, and an infinite number of views out the window:…