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Community Engagement

Co-creation, free city tours, workshops

Between April 14 and September 3, 2023, M21D developed a series of programs in association with the exhibition Objects from our 21st-century ancestors at Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen. More than 90,242 people visited the exhibition in person, and many more visited online.


In addition, more than 350 people created their own future perspective to see the city of Rotterdam, quotidian objects, and museum collections in a new way through these activities.  

Label writing workshop

Are you ready to travel through time? In this workshop, we looked at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection through the eyes of researchers in the year 2108.


Through six workshops, more than 300 visitors imagined the future of design by creating their own labels for objects from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection.

Download free resources for this activity.

2108 Rotterdam future tour

Welcome to the year 2108: Rotterdam Future Tours! The International Bureau of Reconstruction proudly presented a city tour for more than 30 people in relation to the exhibition of artifacts unearthed during the Boijmans Depot excavation. Read the summary.

The Bureau is traveling around other cities — let us know if you'd like us to visit yours.

Are your objects future proof?

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Museum of 21st Century Design invited guests to bring their objects and discover if they're future-proof. People were delighted to share their precious and quotidian objects with the M21D crew, who took on the role of objectologists from the future. 

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