In May Common Knowledge #9 took place at Bureau Europa. Bureau Europa used to be a subsidiary of the Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi). The NAi merged in 2013 with Premsela (Netherlands Institute of Design and Fashion) and Virtueel Platform (e-culture knowledge institute) to become Het Nieuwe Instituut.
The NAi Maastricht was an independent institution since 2009 and operates under the name Bureau Europa since 2013. As a network and presentation organsiation, Bureau Europa “presents exhibitions and other activities in the field of architecture and design from a social perspective. Bureau Europa’s focus is mainly on Europe and the Euregion in connection with their social agenda.”
Bureau Europa used to be situated next to the Bonnefantenmuseum and has moved recently to the Timmerfabriek building complex opposite the old Eiffel building at the Boschstraat. Artistic director Saskia van Stein moderated the evening lecture and Q&A afterwards at Common Knowledge #9. The location was a nice choice for the topic of the evening, the Civic economy.
For an overview of projects and exhibitions visit www.bureau-europa.nl