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School's Out! #43 with Wouter Vanstiphout on Carel Weeber

School’s Out! #43 with Wouter Vanstiphout on his latest book 'Autonoom: 100% Carel Weeber' on the life and work of architect Carel Weeber, including a film program in conversation with Jord den Hollander, followed by drinks and bites.

Friday 28 June 2024, 19:00 - 22:00 (Doors open at 18:00). Tickets available for 5 Euro.

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School's Out! #43

For the next School’s Out! on Friday 28 June, Wouter Vanstiphout, Dean Team of Independent School for the City and partner of Crimson Historians & Urbanists, will present his latest book "Autonoom: 100% Carel Weeber" on the life and work of architect Carel Weeber. 

The evening will consist of a talk by Wouter Vanstiphout on Carel Weeber and a conversation with Jord den Hollander, architect and founder of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, on the basis of rarely seen film fragments on and by Carel Weeber from the sixties until now.

About “Autonoom: 100% Carel Weeber”
The definitive book on Carel Weeber, written by Architectural Historian Wouter Vanstiphout. The book not only covers Weebers work but also his life, from his youth in Curaçao until his career as The Netherlands most controversial architect, including his surprisingly productive period as an ‘ex’architect. In an original way Vanstiphout analyzes Weeber’s architecture and urban design, the development of his ideas, his role in the architectural education and his contributions to the Dutch architectural culture since the sixties. Moreover he convincingly demonstrates how personal the apparently impersonal, ‘objective’  designs by Carel Weeber have always been.


18:00 Doors open, drinks bites and tunes

19:00 - 20:00 Presentation of the book & talk by Wouter Vanstiphout + Q&A

20:00 - 21:00 Conversation by Wouter Vanstiphout and Jord den Hollander with film fragments + Q&A

21:00 - 22:00 Drinks bites and tunes

About Wouter Vanstiphout
Wouter August Jozef Vanstiphout (Heist op den Berg 1967) is an architectural historian at Crimson Historians & Urbanists. From 2009 until 2020 he was the Design as Politics professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Delft. Before that he held professorships at the Technical University of Berlin and the Academy of Art in Vienna. From 2000 until 2007 he directed the experimental WiMBY! (Welcome into My Backyard!)  Project for the urban renewal of the Rotterdam Satellite town of Hoogvliet, together with Michelle Provoost and Felix Rottenberg. Vanstiphout was awarded the Maaskant award for young architects in 2002, the Erasmus research prize for his PhD. thesis in 2005 and the Pierre Bayle award for architectural criticism in 2015. In 2014 he curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale together with Sam Jacob. From 2012 until 2016 he was a member of the Council for the Environment and infrastructure, an advisory body to the Dutch national government. In 2018, together with Crimson and ZUS, he founded the Independent School for the City, for which he is a member of the Dean Team.

About Jord den Hollander
After having finished his master’s in archi- tecture at the Technical University of Delft, Jord den Hollander followed a course in scenario writing at the Filmschool in London. Throughout his career he has often combined both disciplines. He has made documentaries about art and architecture, has written and directed internationally acclaimed television series for children about art and science and was curator of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (, the world’s biggest architecture film festival, which he co-founded in 2002. In addition, he has designed a unique oeuvre that includes an architecture center for children in Almere, a mobile kid’s library, a floating hotel and a tensegrity bicycle bridge.