Corrillos is an initiative of David Maroto and Marjolijn Dijkman, supported by TENT. It is a series of presentations by and for Rotterdam-based artists, designers, architects, curators and theoreticians. The Corrillos meetings started in September 2008, and take place more or less monthly.
The fifth Corrillos took place on 21st April 2009. Hosted by NAI curator Huib Haye van der Werf. He invited two guests to present their work in public: Artist/planner Hans Venhuizen and curator/designer Ester van de Wiel. Dinner was served again by courtesy of Rode Kaapje.
In the words of Hans Venhuizen: “My designs are processes for citites and areas that are experiencing change. In these processes the desired future identity is given time to develop out of the existing situation, instead of being conceived all at once. I show that taking a cultural approach to planning can often create unexpected links between the present and future”.
Ester van de Wiel about her own work: “As curator and designer, I initiated the Sunday Adventure Club during the summer of 2008. The Sunday Adventure Club is a temporary club of urban pioneers; citizens who, inspired by their personal passions, organize activites in the public space. They take the initiative, claim a space and create public places that , in the words of John Cage, “work so well we can run wild in them”.
Corrillos are by invitation only: a limited number of interested guests are invited per meeting.
Huib Haye van der Werf: http://huibhayevanderwerf.com
Hans Venhuizen: www.bureauvenhuizen.com
Ester van de Wiel: www.sundayadventureclub.nl