Voorbereidingen SMB foto Petra van der Ree (3)18 August – It was centuries ago, in 1516, that the European humanist Thomas More wrote the book Utopia in which the word ‘utopia’ was first used to describe the ideal English state. Now, five hundred years later, the term is being celebrated with the theme ‘Utopia by Design’ during the very first London Design Biennale, taking place from 7 to 27 September 2016.  On the invitation of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Studio Makkink & Bey will be representing the Netherlands with the project ‘Design Diorama: The Archive as a Utopic Environment’. Read more in the press release