Experimental Jetset

Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen

A.UD Lectures


UCLA Architecture and Urban Design 2014
- 2015
50 Years of Advancing Design, Technology, and Culture

Experimental Jetset is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers, and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations (and describing their methodology as "turning language into objects"). Experimental Jetset have worked on projects for Stedelijk Museum CS (SMCS), Purple Institute, Centre Pompidou, Dutch Post Group (PTT, KPN, TPG, TNT, PostNL), Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN), Le Cent Quatre (104), De Theatercompagnie (DTC), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (CAPC), Bureau Europa (NAiM), and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Their work has been featured in group exhibitions such as 'Graphic Design: Now in Production' (Walker Art Center, 2011) and 'Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language' (MoMA, 2012). Solo exhibitions include 'Kelly 1:1' (Casco Projects, Utrecht, 2002) and 'Two or Three Things I Know About Provo' (W139, Amsterdam, 2011).

In 2007, a large selection of work by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), for inclusion in the MoMA permanent collection. Members of Experimental Jetset have been teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (between 2000 and 2010, and in 2013/2014), and are currently teaching at the Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem).


Organized by Professor Neil Denari these lectures question; Is architecture part of the media since it is a medium? While it is not classified as a “graphic” or two-dimensional medium like painting, graphic design, or photography, it is nonetheless a medium of space and construction that has a relationship to these modes of expression and communication. This mini-lecture series asks two graphic design studios and two artists who work in photography to situate their work within the larger field of ideas that make up the image-sphere. In this world, this series argues, architecture does not stand apart from media, it takes its place in between and next to all other forms of image production seen to be traditionally at odds with architecture’s mass and persistence.  Presenters will return to UCLA in June to participate in our annual RUMBLE symposium.

Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.

Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm

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