Z33 Research

In 2013, Z33 House for Contemporary Art established Z33 Research in order to recapitulate the different projects and time frames into continuous strands of research.

In the past years, Z33 House for Contemporary Art has redefined its core from a project-based exhibition maker to a research-based institution. Z33 exhibitions have always been strongly based on research with a focus on phenomena not only from perspectives of art and design, but with a frame of interlinking these views with theoretical, scientific and philosophical thought. Exhibition projects that spread out over several years constantly reconsider and build on themes, projects and artists of earlier exhibitions.

Thematic art and design research studios – Studio Time, Studio Work and Studio Space – accumulate and connect the practice-based and academic research into an evolving body of knowledge.

Z33 Research online (beta) collects and connects these different research threads. A new Z33 Research online platform for art and design research will be launched in late 2017 / early 2018.

Z33 Research
Z33 Research: Studio Time
Z33 Research: Studio Work
Z33 Research: Studio Space




Z33 Debates

A series of Z33 Debates took place at Atelier Clerici during Milan Design Week in 2014.

In a series of in-depth interviews at Atelier Clerici in Milan, Italy, Z33 House for Contemporary Art rethinks what design can mean in and for the future. What can design mean for future thinking? What is the value of design exhibitions and biennials? Is there room for a European Design Parliament; a Manifesta for design? What is the role of mentorship and collaboration in design? And finally, what can Design Week Milan mean for the development of design discourse and critique?

Watch Z33 Debates: Designing Futures at Milan Design Week 2014

Design and Future Thinking – Interview with Tobias Revell
Practice of Exhibiting Design – Interview with Joseph Grima
Design Mentorship and Collaborative Learning – Interview with Aldo Bakker and Rianne Makkink
Design Discourse and Critique – Interview with Johanna Agermann Ross and Tamar Shafrir

Z33 Debates: Designing Futures
Milan Design Week 2014
Atelier Clerici, Milan, Italy
8–13 April 2014