Book Release event October 30th 17:30 – 22:30 ’t Gemaal Pretorialaan 141 Rotterdam

The Patching Zone and TENT would like to invite you for the book presentation, discussion, demonstrations and networking event of: ‘Real projects for real people Volume 1’

The first copy of the book will be handed out to Dominic Schrijer (City council Rotterdam)
This will be followed by lectures and discussions around two chapters of the book; making as research and playing as research. The debate focuses on making and playing as research in urban transformations processes, while this will be connected with our practice by the demonstrations and work in progress presentation.

Special Guests (among others):
• Jeanne van Heeswijk (Artist, works with community-projects) • Arjen Mulder (author, representative of V2_ publishing ) • Henk Oosterling (Erasmus University, faculty of Philosophy, Skill City) (t.b.c.) • Nick van den Berg, (IT-specialist OBR. Glazen Maas) (t.b.c) • Bas van Heur (Arts & Social sciences, Maastricht University) • Alex Adriaansens, (Director V2_) • Michiel de Lange (Mobile city) • Ingrid Mulder (associate professor design technique TUDelft) • Jan Konings (Designer public spaces) & the Patchingzone team: • Kristina Andersen, Sam Nemeth, Vivian Wenli Lin, Andreas Zingerle,
Kevin Brito, Anne Nigten and many more Patching Zone members via online video chats

Host: Michel van Dartel (curator V2_) A variety of fresh food will be provided by ‘De Wijkkeuken’
If you want to attend the book release, please apply before October 27th by sending an email to:

About the book:

Real Projects for Real People, Volume 1 is a reflection on the work of The Patching Zone, a transdisciplinary media laboratory based in Rotterdam (NL) where students, young professionals and experts from different backgrounds build a shared practice. The authors take us on a rich journey of practice lead research and development that is grouped around four projects that were developed in The Patching Zone’s first two years (2008-2010). It highlights the theory and research approach that were applied; the outcomes are illustrated by the team members’ contributions through photo-essays, papers, design sketches and interviews with the stakeholders. Real Projects for Real People Volume 1, is especially relevant for researchers, scholars, makers and educators who are interested in a collaborative practice in the field of creative industry and technology.
Foreword by Alex Adriaansens, director of V2_, Rotterdam, with contributions by; Anne Nigten (NL), Kristina Andersen (DK/NL), Matthew Fuller (UK), Sam Nemeth (NL), Andreas.Muk.Haider (AT), Andreas Zingerle (AT),Christopher Baronavski (US), Corinna Pape (DE), Georgios Papadakis (GR), Javier Busturia(ES), Jelle Dekker (NL), Jingni Wang (CN), Kristina Andersen (DK/NL), Matthew Fuller (UK), Mirella Misi (BR), Mauro-Flude (AU), Pinar Temiz (TR), Rene Wassenburg (NL), Ricardo Nascimento (BR), Sietse Dols (NL), Simon de Bakker (NL), Vivian Wenli Lin (TW/US)

About the editor: Dr. Anne Nigten frequently publishes and lectures on transdisciplinary collaboration in the creative sector. The Patching Zone follows the outcomes of her PhD thesis ‘Processpatching, Defining new Methods in aRt&D’ (2006). Prior to her current position as director of The Patching Zone, she was the manager of the V2_Lab in Rotterdam. <>

This publication is made possible by:
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Rotterdam South Pact, Virtueel Platform

‘Real projects for real people, vol. 1’ Editor: Anne Nigten Graphic Design: Corien Bos and Madi Kolpa Copy editing: Lyndsey Housden Publisher: V2_ publishing
Distribution: NAi and V2_ Publishing, ISBN: 9789056627973