We would like to invite you to the book launch of 

‘Rietvelds academiegebouw – Een levend monument voor eigentijds kunstonderwijs’*

on Friday 5 April 2024

15.00 Entry 

15.15 Welcome and introduction Carla Boomkens

15.30 Short presentations by a few authors: 

Wessel de Jonge, Erik Slothouber, Mariël Polman, Frank Mandersloot, Carla Boomkens, Jeroen Semeijn

16.30 Presentation of first copy and closing 

16.45 Reception


The publication will be available for sale on site on this occasion, and afterwards through the academy's webshop.

The publication is written in Dutch. Please note that the book presentation will also be in Dutch.

*= Translation of the title: ‘Rietveld's academy building - A living monument to contemporary art education’.



Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Theory Stairs, Fedlev building

Please make a reservation via heritagerietveldbuilding@rietveldacademie.nl


The publication in Dutch is a selection of the Conservation Management Plan completed in March 2023 for the 1966 Gerrit Rietveld-designed academy building, made possible by a grant from the Getty Foundation. As a municipal monument, the cultural-historical value of this building is a given beyond the academy. However, the significance of the building for art and design education, still the function for which the building was designed, is the reason for documenting the building in order to guide its preservation process in the coming years with understanding and knowledge without impeding education nor compromising its cultural-historical value.

From a wide range of perspectives, the building has been mapped, and held against the light of Rietveld's specific vision of how built space can contribute to human self-development. It makes visible how academy, architect and building are connected.  

Authors: Erik Slothouber, Willemijn Zwikstra, Mariël Polman, Santje Pander, Anet Scholma Buro Mien Ruys, Carla Boomkens, Bert Taken, frank mandersloot, Jeroen van den Eijnde, Jorn Konijn, Elmo Vermijs Jeroen Semeijn WDJA, Wessel de Jonge WDJA, Paul van Bergen DGMR, Joost Salemink ABP

Compilers: Erik Slothouber, Jeroen Semeijn, Carla Boomkens

Photography: Ton Roelofsma, Kim Zwarts, Romina Koopman

Design: Line Arngaard


On behalf of the compilers

Carla Boomkens

Heritage Rietveldbuilding Gerrit Rietveld Academie