Harm Rensink + Mathias Schwartz-Clauss

"Storm Boisbuchet's Castle"

August 27th – September 2nd 2017

The Tutors

Harm Rensink is a Dutch designer, who believes in the making of a more human design by the use of empathy, context and aesthetics through the creation of beneficial spaces for people to explore in their own way: to work, to live, to relax, to be. His work field touches upon wellness, interiors and exhibitions. After graduating in 2008 from the Design Academy Eindhoven he founded Studio Harm Rensink working on numerous projects such as exhibitions, installations and performances for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Dutch Council for Culture, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Bijenkorf department store, and the National Museum Sweden, amongst others. As a guest teacher of the Man and Wellbeing department at the Design Academy Eindhoven and guest lecturer on Elisava University in Barcelona, he shares his vision on creation and investigative processes.

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Mathias Schwartz-Clauss is an art historian and curator. He studied art history and philosophy at Universitaet Trier and Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany. From 1992 until 2013 he was a curator at Vitra Design Museum in Germany and in charge of exhibitions and catalogues such as The World of Charles and Ray Eames, the first Ron Arad retrospective, Frank Lloyd Wright – The Living City, Living in Motion, Jean Prouvé – Poetics of the Technical Object, Antibodies – The Works of Fernando and Humberto Campana, The Essence of Things, or Pop Art Design. Since 2013 he is responsible for Boisbuchet's workshops, exhibitions and architectural park. His special interests are aimed at the human condition and the intersection of design and art.

"Storm Boisbuchet's Castle"
August 27th – September 2nd

The Workshop

This workshop is about conquering thoughts and feelings, seducing and surprising, and using the strategies of curators and scenographers.

Each summer there is an exhibition at Boisbuchet's castle. Like any visitor, you'll find some things interesting and others boring, things you understand and others you don't. In this workshop you shall observe the way you yourself experience an exhibition and then modify it into your own: change the way it receives visitors, arouse their expectations, increase the experience, enhance sensuousness, educate, surprise, and provoke reactions. You may even leave a trojan horse in that exhibition or build a siege machine outside the castle's walls.


Price includes full workshop tuition & accommodation
> Practical Information
> Terms & Conditions

• accommodation & food are included
• we can accommodate for special catering
• all participants sleep in dormitories
> to book a private room or bring additional guests, get in touch: manager@boisbuchet.org

• our staff is available to help you conceptualize & produce your designs
• tools & materials are provided by Boisbuchet
• all workshops are taught in English
• the number of participants is limited to 22
> Read about our educational approach

• weekly bonfire, exhibition & guided tour of the Domaine
• 3 conferences from designers
• the famous Wednesday Porky’s party
> Read what participants say about Boisbuchet