The film, design and art graduates of Piet Zwart Institute's Media Design and Communication Department celebrate their graduation by creating an event comprised of screenings, lectures and publications representing a diverse range of practice-based research. This year PZI Media Design adopts a two-day festival format spread across Het Nieuwe Instituut and KINO. The festival includes work-in-progress by first year students of both the Lens-based Media and Experimental Publishing study paths.


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free access.

For the first part of the festival, located at Het Nieuwe Instituut, first year students of the Experimental Publishing path will present their trimester work ‘Interfacing the Law’.  Later in the evening, the work of graduating students will be presented: Julia Kul organises a mystery tour as 'The Ministry of Anomie', and Colm O'Neill discusses his work 'Adverserial Interface'.

Special Issue #3: Interfacing the Law

  • 17.00 — 19.00   Special Issue #3: Interfacing the Law, in the Study Centre, Het Nieuwe Instituut
  • 19.00 — 21.00   Buffet in Het Nieuwe Café
  • 20.00 — 21.00   'Mystery Tour for All Ages: The Ministry Of Anomie' and participants.
  • 21.30 — 22.30   Colm O' Neill (IE) presents Adverserial Interface, with a Q&A with Femke Snelting on the 5th floor

Julia Kul 'Mystery Tour for All Ages: The Ministry of Anomie'

'The Ministry of Anomie' is a secret organisation that researches and develops anomic policy. It gathers intelligence information and performs covert operations. Its sabotaging activities usually go unnoticed due to the MA’s radical invisibility and crashing inefficiency. The MA was founded long before Mossad, the KGB, and the Vatican City State. In 1783 the MA was blessed by 8th Dalai Lama. The MA is considered to be the actual 1990 Nobel Prize laureate: Gorbachev was just a front. Colm O'Neill is a designer and researcher based in Rotterdam and Brussels. His work is concerned with mediations of digital literacy through graphical, user and programmatic interfaces. The research and practice that result follow the ideals of free and open source development models.

16 June 13.00 - 21.00 Day Two: Public Screenings

KINO Cinema, Gouvernestraat 129-133, Rotterdam

The second day of the festival is an evening of public screenings: works by first year students of the lens-based path, followed by films made by graduating students.

18.00 — 18.30  Come and join us for drinks in the KINO Café

18.30 — 19.30  Lens-Based Cohort Screening  'Works & Research In Progress'

20.00 — 22.00  KINO 4 - Graduation Film Screenings.

PZI / WDKA / Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences