Corné Strootman is a designer and researcher based in The Netherlands. As co-founder of KOLLEKTIEF he works in design practice, working on projects that fall between landscape architecture and urban design. Next to his work in practice, Corné develops experimental artistic projects on the fringe of landscape architecture, research and filmmaking. His work explores the relationship between the bodily perception of space and the large-scale processes that steer and influence the development of the landscapes around us.
Corné has a special interest in places that are often taken for granted or lay in the periphery of our daily lives, like industrial zones, infrastructure spaces and agricultural landscapes. In this context he uses film as a notational tool contribute to a discourse of the atmospheric experience and spatial development of these overlooked regions. His latest short film “Painting a portrait: On the fringe of world heritage” revolves around an industrial zone near a UNESCO world heritage site. He currently works as EMiLA fellow at the École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage in Versailles.
‘Filmmaking as a landscape architectural tool to analyse and mediate the spatial impacts of agricultural techniques’ (Forthcoming, peer-reviewed article)
‘Embrace Karlskoga’ (Design, 2021, with Christiaan Smits, winner Europan 16)
‘Painting a portrait: On the fringe of world heritage’ (Film, 2020, screened at various symposia and cinemas)
Artist in Residence at Kunstmeile Krems (2020, invitation from AIR-Krems and ORTE-Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich)
‘Semi-Urban Ijsselmonde’ (Design, 2019, with Gijs de Haan and Vincent Peters, runner-up Europan 15)
‘Contested/Negotiated Oresund’ (Film, 2016, screened at the SLU-conference ‘Beyond-ism, the landscape of landscape urbanism’)
‘The boy who remembers everything’ (Film, 2016, winner UNISCAPE People’s landscapes video contest and screened at the 2016 Galway landscape studies conference “Landscape Values: Place and Praxis” and published in NIPmagazine)
‘That place in the forest’ (Masters Thesis Dissertation, 2016)