Annemarie Piscaer

Studio Dust is founded by Annemarie Piscaer. She is a designer, researcher, and lecturer design.

Her design-activist practice concentrates on research through materials. “From dust to dust”. She is fascinated with dust, as a material resource –symbol for a circular economy-, and as a metaphor for processes. One particle can’t make a huge impact (small and fragile), however a huge dust cloud can! In order to change something, we need to cooperate.

Currently she works on the project serVies , she is part of the Stadslab Luchtkwaliteit, and is a guest teacher (for example Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven and St Joost Academy Den Bosch). She is working with Dr. Anne Nigten on the long paper: ‘Colliding systems: formal and real-life learning’,  (accepted for ISEA2019, Lux Aeterna, in GwanJu, Republic of Korea)

As a tutor she is interested in the cross pollination of thoughts and concepts that shape alternative visions for an ecological future. Through material research and by mapping ‘the real world’ -situated design-. Her various assignment for the students (Bachelor) are inspired by this lecture “Inside a performance lecture‘ by Bruno Latour.

Annemarie graduated (BA) at ‘the Design Academy Eindhoven’, at the department ‘Man and Well-Being’, with “beauty of the insignificant”; a series of rugs made from wool dust. Since then she is fascinated with the industrial waste dust, and up-cycling material. She worked during her internship at the trend forecasting agency Studio Edelkoort Paris, and worked previous as an industrial textile designer for the Cradle to Cradle company Desso. In 2017 she graduated at the Master Education in Arts at Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, with a research about the role of design towards complex ecological issue’s in trans disciplinary settings like a City-Lab and the consequences for design education; this resulted in the thesis ‘As a Designer, I’m an Expert, I’m an Amateur: Operating on the Fluid Boundaries of the Design Profession’ and the educational project ‘GO TO THE MOON AND BACK