Sanz Serif, a makeshift nickname earned as a result of my typographic likes, is the umbrella under which I present the diverse facets of my work: academic research on architecture and urbanism, design speculations, graphic design, curatorial and editorial work, and writings developed individually or collaborately, in institutional settings or independently.

Current focus: Workscapes.

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Monday
May282018

Office / Automated Landscapes opens at the Dutch Pavilion, Venice Biennale

#Office, at Dutch Pavilion WORK, BODY, LEISURE. 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE. Photo: Daria Scagliola

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale addresses the spatial configurations, modes of living, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions. The project, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut  includes contributions by a group of architects, artists, designers, historians, musicians and theorists selected by the curatorial team and through a number of open calls. This collaborative endeavor seeks to foster new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field in response to emerging technologies of automation. With #OFFICE, Marten Kuijpers and myself are presenting our research on Automated Landscapes.

 More than forty years after Constant’s New Babylon, the architecture of full automation is currently being implemented across the Netherlands, from the country’s main port in Rotterdam to its productive hinterlands. If in New Babylon there was only play, the territory of the Netherlands could be seen as its counterpart: a productive Cartesian landscape, designed for unprecedented efficiency. Behind this apparent banality, a machinic, data-filled beauty reveals itself—but only on screens in the control rooms inside the contemporary office, from where automated spaces are controlled and monitored.

WORK, BODY, LEISURE 
The Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice International Architecture Biennale
May 26–November 25, 2018 

Dutch Pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale 
Giardini 
Venice 
Italy 

work-body-leisure.hetnieuweinstituut.nl 

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