International Design Seminar 2023 (INDESEM '23)

Applications for INDESEM '23 are open! (check out the website)

INDESEM (International Design Seminar) is a biennale, founded by a group of students in 1964 and reinitiated in 1985 by Herman Hertzberger. The biennale is hosted at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology.

The programme of INDESEM consists of lectures, workshops, excursions and a design competition, all organized around a specific contemporary theme. Every edition of the seminar aims to raise awareness about this theme and its consequences for the architectural practice.

INDESEM '23 will explore the topic of ‘boundaries’ in the built environment:

"As architectural students, we are constantly challenged with the boundaries of our craft. From regulations to social norms, advancing technologies to ecological limits, we are faced with a myriad of factors that shape our designs.

But here's the thing: while these factors are important, they should not be the heart of architecture. Our creativity should not be limited to the challenge of ticking the correct box and solving problems. We should dare to look beyond the physical and social boundaries of our field, beyond the limits of our materials, technological design tools, and ecological constraints. We should ask ourselves: what can we add to these fundamentals? How can we use these boundaries to grow and expand, rather than limit ourselves?

So, let us come together and transcend these boundaries. Let us inspire each other to think outside the box, and create something exceptional. The future of architecture depends on it."

Keynote speakers:
- Jette Cathrin Hopp (Snøhetta)
- Joost Moolhuizen (Renzo Piano Building Workshop)
- Neil Leach (Harvard University)
- Herman Hertzberger (AHH)
and more T.B.A.

INDESEM '23 also offers an online interview with Pritzker Prize winning architect Souto the Moura on our theme and his work. The interview is recorded and will be shown to all participants during the seminar.

INDESEM '23 will take place from the 29th of May - 2nd of June 2023
The deadline for the entry is April 30th 2023 // 23.59 CEST

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  • Title

    International Design Seminar 2023 (INDESEM '23)
  • Type

  • Organizers

  • From

    May 29, 2023 09:00 AM
  • Until

    June 02, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Venue

    Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Technical University of Delft
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Cite: "International Design Seminar 2023 (INDESEM '23)" 04 May 2023. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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