Her graduation projects ‘Setting Encounters’ and Acoustic Staircase’ could be experienced during the graduation show from July 4-8, 2012.
In Suriname, where she was raised, she graduated in 2001 from the Arthur A. Hoogendoorn Atheneum. She then left for The Netherlands to study Medicine. After receiving her Masters Degree in Medical Sciences she decided to pursue her dream to become a designer.
Due to the layering of the two projects together, in addition to her overall performance throughout her study, Hofwijk was granted the honorable Cum Laude mention.
A transient seating arrangement where one gradually swings between personal and social distance. An arrangement which stimulates interaction and communication with the other people in the room. An especially designed ‘knot element’ makes it possible to turn any four-legged chair into a hanging chair.
A layer of music adds more meaning to the daily passage through the stairwell, in this case an unused emergency staircase in the Rietveld building. Three sets of acoustic boxes and strings face the inner core, transforming this open space into a stage where people can visually and audibly connect while playing the strings.
EDITED by SAX/Marieke Visser, 2012