No 6 - Routes and Routines, 24th of April, 2013
24th of April, 2013
15:00 - 16:30
The commute from home to the office, our morning ritual and how we spend our weekend, in what order we find our groceries in the supermarket; our lives are full of routines. Because we know our daily routes so well they have turned into routines, we are easily frustrated if these are disturbed by, for instance, traffic diversions. But when we are vacationing we love to break our daily rhythms and are delighted when we stumble upon something we didn’t expect to happen. We choose another breakfast, eat it later or earlier in the day and explore new routes.
Why do we have the urge to seek for a familiar route and why do we have a feeling of relief when we get rid of them? Is it crucial for creatives to break routines or is there a growing market for designing routes and routines? Leading experts in the field of way finding and routines will share their insights on how to design routes and lead people the way. How can we influence people once they have found a routine they intend to stick by? How we can get rid of our routes and why is this essential?
24th of April
Moderator: David Hamers
About the speakers
Fenne Roefs studied Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Ergonomics (MPsy) at the University of Maastricht and graphic design (BA) at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. She is a senior information designer at Mijksenaar, a way finding design agency. The Amsterdam based company specializes in the design of visual orientation, navigation, and information systems. At Mijksenaar, Roefs works on a diversity of projects, where she combines her creative and analytical skills to find solutions for special way finding issues.
Melle Smets is artist, curator and critic in public space. The landscape offers many signs and traces that represent old and current societal trends. By interpreting and visualising these traces Smets researches the relation of man and his surroundings. He does this by way of expeditions: he examines the surroundings by sight rather than by function creating a strikingly different result.
KCCM is the office of Krijn Christiaansen and Cathelijne Montens. Their practice explores the ways public spaces and landscapes are made by, used by, lived in, transformed and shaped by people. Their attention is directed not only to the physical forms of the built environment, but also encompasses the stories, myths, habits and gestures that suffuse it.