Thinking in terms of materials still has an important place in many design (dis)courses. This understanding reduces the physical environment to an inert supplier of usable (or unusable) raw materials. Neuhaus prefers to talk about matter, thereby naming a world that is shared by all biological and technological beings. Unlike material, which is completely subordinated to human productivity and perceived as a fixed formation, matter has its own existence and right to exist, its own vitality, function and meaning. The Meeting Matter learning trail explores (design) approaches in which the continuity of matter supersedes the transience of the material.
Meeting Matter in the Neuhaus Curriculum
Activities in the context of this learning trail
Individual routes have been mapped out through the spaces and the Neuhaus programme based on a number of overarching themes. The ‘learning trails’ enable participants to discover how the chosen subject manifests itself in different ways in different programmes, and how it connects with other learning trails.
Eva Bullens and Floortje Zonneveld – The Slow Adventure
Artists Eva Bullens and Floortje Zonneveld invite participants in The Slow Adventure to explore the natural world around us creatively with our bodies. This leads us collectively to new insights and new knowledge about who we are as people and as (a part of) nature.