Landschapsarchitectuur NLcalendareventProgramme symposium ‘Design=Research’

Programme symposium ‘Design=Research’


On Wednesday November the 30th 2016 DSL is organizing the symposium ‘Design = Research’ in Velp about design as a form of research within landscape architecture. For the first time representatives of Dutch master’s and bachelor’s programs, design offices and the government will engage in conversation about this topic. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

How do design and research relate to one another within Dutch landscape architecture? Which views exist and how do we develop a common language and firmer basis for landscape architecture as a scientific discipline?

The Dutch master schools (Wageningen UR, Delft University, Amsterdam Academy), bachelor schools (VHL University Velp and HAS Den Bosch University) and representatives of private offices (contractors) and the government (clients) will share their practices, vision and questions. Goal is to develop a ‘common language’ for design in relation to research.


13:00 Welcome coffee

13.30 Word of welcome, Jan Herman Meijer, director of the Dutch School of Landscape Architecture

13:35 Introduction by Egbert Stolk, researcher at Delft University of Technology, Department of Urbanism. Egbert in design dynamics in relation to the complexity of environment. Egbert will also be the moderator of the symposium.

13.50 Dutch universities of applied sciences – HAS University Den Bosch and Van Hall Larenstein University Velp, by p.m.

14:10 Dutch master programmes – Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University, by p.m.

14:30 to 14:40 BREAK

14:40 The government as commisioning party – by Mark Eker, Province of North Holland

15.00 Design agencies as contractors – by Inge Kersten, H+N+S Landscape Architects

15:20 to 15:30 BREAK

15:30 Interaction round

16:15 Wrap up / discussion

17:00 Closing and drinks


Location: VH Larenstein University Kapel, Larensteinselaan 26a, 6882 CT Velp.

Sign up

Admission is free of charge, please register: