THE ARCHITECT AS A PROSTITUTE
Just an illustration
Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick
About the project
The architect is one of the oldest professions in the world, as is that of the prostitute. And actually, they are not that different. To be able to execute his projects the architect needs clients willing to pay for his work. To get the attention of clients he needs to promote himself, sell his ideas to persuade the other to spend their money on realizing his or her idea.
In a society where social media and social control affect our professions and personal lives, the only way to overcome this issue is to sell oneself in the best possible way and compete with all the stimuli that surround us these days.
Project Leaders - Keimpke Zigterman, Veerle Rigter
Keimpke Zigterman MSc, originally a trained professional cellist at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and the Conservatory of Amsterdam graduated cum laude in architecture at the Technical University Delft in 2016.
He has founded Unknown Architects together with Daan Vulkers in 2012. Keimpke gained valuable experience working on private houses for BaksvanWengerden Architecten in Amsterdam (now Space Encounters), collaborating on large public and infrastructural projects for Sanal Architecture and Urbanism in Istanbul and working on restorations and refurbishments of listed monuments for Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten in Rotterdam. Keimpke has been teaching a MSc1 design studio at Delft Technical University in 2017 and 2018 and has been project leader for Hello Wood in 2017.
Veerle Rigter MSc, graduated in architecture at the Technical University Delft in 2016 with an additional specialisation in sustainable development and technology. Throughout her studies, she expanded her horizon with international experiences at the art academy Accademia Italiana (Florence, Italy), Chalmers Technical University (Gothenburg, Sweden) and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia). She gained architectural experience at Marc Koehler Architects and Atelier van Berlo, but her craving for more practical experience and ‘getting hands dirty’ led her into the design and build of furniture and installations. In 2016 she founded Studio Davero together with Roxanne Kiel and combines this with her work at 13 Speciaal, a design and contracting firm where architecture, design, execution and custom made interiors are all under one roof. She is involved in educational and social projects, has participated and led multiple design&build workshops over the years (Camposaz, Hello Wood, Dorp, Siip) and will be a tutor at an international workshop in Italy later this year.
Keimpke and Veerle have been friends since the start of their studies in 2009.