Day 1: What are the challenges?

Program Tuesday Morning

We start the Studyweek at RDM Rotterdam

A warm welcome from the dean of Rotterdam University, Wijnand van den Brink to the Swiss and Dutch students of the sketchity studyweek.

What are we going to do in the studyweek?

Presentation by Tanja Hess, Introduction to the topic of the week: ideasketching for the future resilient and liveable city, Auditorium Droogdokgebouw


Presentation Keynote

09.45 – 10.30 Walk-in with coffee and tea at entrance Droogdokgebouw

10.30 – 10.45 PLENARY SESSION, Welcome by director Wijnand van den Brink, Institute for the Built Environment. Auditorium Droogdokgebouw

10.45 – 11.15 PLENARY SESSION, Presentation by Tanja Hess, Introduction to the topic of the week: ideasketching for the future liveable city, Auditorium Droogdokgebouw

11.15 – 11.30 PLENARY SESSION  Presentation of the sketching locations by Hannah Frederiks, Auditorium Droogdokgebouw

11.30 – 12.00 PLENARY SESSION Explanation of assignment by Tanja Hess, Auditorium Droogdokgebouw

The groups visit their assigned locations to sketch in the city.

Introduction to the locations and the challenges we will face there by Hannah Beljaars

Impressions @RDMRotterdam


IMG_0264Finding the sketchcity locations and the classmates.


Students from Berne, Chur and Rotterdam meet.

Meet and greet of students from The Netherlands and Switzerland.

Stay curious is not only the motto on the shirt: it is what we want to be during this week.

And here comes the second Waterbusload of students.

Tim de Waele (left) is our student coach from Rotterdam University.

Andres Mädler (HTW Chur) and Rick Heikoop (Rotterdam University) ready for the kick-off event.

The sketchcity project team: Hannah Beljaar (Rotterdam University), Tanja Hess (HTW Chur), Rick Heikoop and dean Wijnand van den Brink (both Rotterdam University).

Some first sketches

And the sketchers


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Here is the link to the map with all the locations where we will sketch for finding new solutions.