Bureau Europa was established in 2006 as NAi Maastricht, a branch of the former Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam. Since 2013 the organization has operated independently as Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design.
As a presentation platform and network organization, Bureau Europa presents exhibitions, lectures, workshops, city tours and other discursive activities in the field of architecture, urban design and design. From a social perspective, Bureau Europa wants to promote knowledge production and talent development within the cultural domain. These objectives take shape in cultural projects within the institute and in public spaces. Bureau Europa focuses primarily on the shared social agenda of Europe and the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.
With its program, Bureau Europa aspires to activate and expand the analysis of the designed environment through partnerships and projects that tell new stories about our cities and surroundings. The topics we address include the structure of information, the interior and the city, food production, safety and distribution, the future of work, the history and migration of crafts (in relation to scarcity and technological acceleration), and new economies and old boundaries. More information on www.bureau-europa.nl