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Limburg is one of the Netherlands’ 12 provinces. Situated between Belgium and Germany, the Region is dominated by borders. Long, tall Limburg has 351 km of borders with other countries and is connected to the rest of the Netherlands by just 113 km. It’s not surprising that Limburgians have traditionally looked further than the borders and have worked, studied or shopped in...

EMBRACING EXCHANGE

The project  EMBRACING EXCHANGE aims to  enhance the relations between German and Dutch designers, makers and cultural institutes. At this year's edition of Passagen Interior Design Week in Cologne, EMBRACING EXCHANGE presents two exhibitions at the Rufffactory location in Köln-Ehrenfeld. 

SHIFTING IDENTITIES shows a sequence of maps that unveil the cultural borders between the languages of 'Limburgs' and 'Kölsch'. 

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES shows a  selection of (alumni) artists and designers related to the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design. The exhibition is curated by Chequita Nahar. 

 

Participating designers are: 

JOSÉ MAASE 

RENE HOLTEN 

MAURICE MENTJENS 

JEROEN WAND 

MAARTEN BAPTIST 

MAURER UNITED ARCHITECTS 

BOY BASTIAENS 

RICCARDO BELLI 

RITCHIE VAN DAAL 

 

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EMBRACING EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 

JAN 16 / MONDAY

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

 

JAN 17 / THURSDAY

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h 

 

JAN 18 / WEDNESDAY

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

JAN 19 / THURSDAY

 

SHIFTING IDENTITIES DAY 18.00 h-22.00h

- 'Exchange' meeting with Kölsch and Limburgs Beer.

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-22.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h 

 

JAN 20 / FRIDAY

CLEAN CUT SECRET FASHION SHOW 20.00h

- 'Interaktiver Catwalk' by Anna Krus

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

 

JAN 21 / SATURDAY

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-20.00h

 

JAN 22 / SUNDAY

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES DAY 15.00 h-17.00h

- Chequita Nahar moderates a discussion with designers José Maase, Rene Holten,

Maurice Mentjens, Boy Bastiaens and Maurer United Architects.

SHIFTING IDENTITES exhibition 12.00h-18.00h

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES exhibition 12.00h-18.00h

 

EMBRACING EXCHANGE is a project by DDX  (Maastricht) and PASSAGEN (Cologne). With kind support of Stadt Köln, Gemeente Maastricht and the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

 

Location

RUFFFACTORY

Venloer Strasse 474

50825 Köln

 

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