Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Reporting ‘space, time and everyday life’ in the Delta

The Organization committee is composed of Luca Iuorio, Sophia Arbara, Carissa Champlin, Feike Smithuis, Amber Coppens, Merel Garritsen, TU Delft.

The Project is funded by the Climate Action Program and organized within the context of the Delta Urbanism research group, the Delta Futures Lab, the section of Environmental Technology and Design of the department of Urbanism, TU Delft. The project is run in collaboration with the Eye Filmmuseum of Amsterdam.

Reporting ‘space, time and everyday life’ in the Delta is an itinerant film club that focuses on video documentaries to investigate the natural, social, and spatial transitional configuration of the Netherlands before and after the execution of the Delta Works.

Motion pictures show the enormous achievement of technology in modifying nature and controlling water and its movements. Documentaries are used as a subjective instrument to scientifically analyze how specific engineering projects have shaped Dutch society during the last decades.

Main objective of the projects is to re-formulate the connection between climate change, technical solutions, and the impact both may have in the future on space and society through a scientific discourse that uses less-academic means. The thesis is that only by understanding the way technology affected society in the past we may envision how current infrastructure projects will impact our future.


Reporting the Delta


The notion of Rhythmanalysis is used to guide the theoretical discourse of the project. “Rhythmanalysis. Space, time and everyday life” is the last book of the French philosopher Henri Lefebvre; it has been posthumously published in 1992 and translated in English in 2004.

Henri Lefebvre, 2004 {1992}, Rhythmanalysis. Space, time and everyday life, translated by Stuart Elden and Gerald Moore, Continuum, London-New York.


Above picture has been taken by Luca Iuorio in 2022 at Saeftinghe, the Netherlands.

Redesigning Deltas