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The Vedute Foundation, founded in 1991, aims to build up a library consisting of so-called spatial manuscripts. These manuscripts are three-dimensional objects in which the concept of 'space' is made both visual and accessible.
The Vedute Foundation invites artists, designers, architects and practitioners of other disciplines to visualize Space within the physical constraints of 44 x 32 x 7 cm. Contrary to books, spatial manuscripts reveal their meaning and content purely visually; the possibilities are well-nigh unlimited.
By means of the manuscripts the Vedute Foundation wants to give an incentive to the discourse about contextualized and philosophical space at large.
As extended loan the Vedute collection is part of the collection of the New Institute for architecture, design and digital culture in Rotterdam. Regularly they are presented at the Boymans van Beuningen in the same city.
So far 195 spatial manuscripts have been collected. During the period 2013-2014 the foundation will pass the magical 200-boundary by means of a special project aimed at the art and design schools in the Netherlands.
This project will address the foundation's goal to a younger generation of makers; students who are in the heart of their formative years. Compared to students in the 'regular' art and design schools, the ID Master students, being future Industrial Design Engineers, might be able to add a radically different angle to what Vedute's spatial manuscripts entail. A jury consisting of the lecturer and two board members of the Vedute Foundation will be present. The most successful manuscripts will become part of the Vedute Foundation collection and will be presented nationally at several venues.
Within a 40-hour time frame a concept will be developed for a spatial manuscript for the Vedute Foundation. A sound balance needs to be developed regarding idea and concept development and the production of the spatial manuscript. Each student individually will develop his own manuscript. Therefore it is very much up to him/her how to approach and develop this module.
Developing ideas and concepts for a spatial manuscript and materializing these concepts into a presentable prototype.
A spatial manuscript, according to the Vedute Foundation's rules and regulations.
During the final presentation two representatives of the Vedute Foundation will be present as part of a jury, consisting of Ronald van Tienhoven (lecturer and maker of a Vedute manuscript, Daan Bakker (Vedute board member 1) and Peter van der Heijden (Vedute board member 2).
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