Wozen Residency | Afaina de Jong and Inna Vision (NL)
This project aims to consciously re-evaluate and reconstitute what paternalistic modernism has taught to the current condition of contemporary urban life, which is very much Other: female, of color, LGTBQ, and intersectional on all levels. The design research is focused on the creation of ‘other’ spaces.
Inna Vision is a self taught artist and selecta who has been active in the creative art and music scene for more almost two decades. Inna Vision organized legendary underground parties, like the Circle of Sole in Rotterdam, co-founded Ultra de la Rue Gallery in the Red Light District in Amsterdam, programmed festivals like North Sea Jazz and worked with the likes of Doze Green, Dego (4 Hero), IG Culture, and Brian Jackson (Gil Scott- Heron). His passion for music and design comes from legendary jazz musicians, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, John and Alice Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Pharaoh Sanders amongst many others, who in the the early 70ties started to gravitate towards a deeper meaning of space and time in order to connect with a higher creative force. www.innavisions.tumblr.com
Afaina de Jong
Afaina works on the boundary of architecture and art. Her aim is to cross the boundaries of the traditional architecture practice by dealing with the existing city with an intersectional and interdisciplinary approach, integrating theory and research with design. Afaina’s work is deeply connected to represent people and cultural movements that are not traditionally represented in architectural form. By using form languages, colors, patterns and narratives that are other, she works towards a more inclusive experience of space. For Afaina it is important that architecture is not only perceived, but also experienced and interacted with. Her discourse is international and intersectional, connecting popular culture with architecture. www.afarai.com