Active Agencies

Stroom: See you in the Hague

See You in The Hague is a multifaceted narrative about the ambitions and reality of The Hague as International City of Peace and Justice.

DAAR Decolonizing Architecture

DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) is an architectural studio and art residency programme based in Beit Sahour, Palestine. DAAR’s work combines conceptual speculations and pragmatic spatial interventions, discourse and collective learning. DAAR explores possibilities for the reuse, subversion and profanation of actual structures of domination: from evacuated military bases to the transformation of refugee camps, from uncompleted governmental structures to the remains of destroyed villages.

FAST Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory

At the start of the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory, the founders decided to address the role of architecture in times of conflict. Presently, FAST works in collaboration with various experts in the field of anthropology, economy, international law, landscape, architecture and urban design, as well as UN agencies, NGOs, the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense.

Drones and Honey Combs

Drones and Honeycombs is a long-term research project. It investigates the impact of the contemporary war and the global security apparatus on our physical environments and on our cities. In the past decades, and increasingly after 9/11, the frontline of war moved to the city. What does it means for the city, for architecture and for our roles as designers?

Failed Architecture

Failed Architecture(FA) challenges dominant spatial fashions and explores alternative realities, reaching far beyond the architectural community. We combine personal stories with research and reflection, always remaining committed to the idea that architecture is about social justice and climate justice, pop culture and subculture, representation and imagination, and everything that happens after the building’s been built.

Architects Without Frontiers

Through a range of culturally sensitive and environmentally sustainable projects, Architects Without Frontiers aims to make innovative design accessible to vulnerable communities around the world, improving their economic capacity while strengthening their social fabric.

Forensic Architecture

Forensic Architecture (FA) is a research agency, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. We undertake advanced architectural and media research on behalf of international prosecutors, human rights organizations and political and environmental justice groups.

Spacial Agency

Spatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture’s traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture.