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The Ironing Board

The Ironing Board is a design-critique-turned-design-comedy duo formed by Marta Ríos and Miguel Parrrra. → More about us

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The Fair Bingo

Have you ever walked into a art exhibition and felt a sense of déjà vu? Do you look at exhibition pieces and think to yourself "I’ve seen this a thousand times before"?

The Fair Bingo is a twist on the classic game that takes place in a design or art exhibition. Instead of numbers, the game cards contain exhibition tropes and conventions that the participants must find around the show in order to win.

To become winners of the pot prize, participants must go around a given exhibition and mark out the items from their cards they found in the exhibition, this is with the aim of being the first person to mark off a full BINGO!

Book a spot here.


Rotterdam, Netherlands
+ Any exhibition with free entrance
2023—ongoing

Testing the Waters

A series of guided tours that collectively reflect on climate emergency through the lens of water governance.

This project experiments with methods to read the city anew, seeking to encourage residents (and visitors) to recover their will to act in the face of the socio-environmental crisis.

Past tours have explored topics such as water springs or fountains and water bills.

Book a spot here.


Several locations
2023—ongoing

Project supported by Z33, Stimuleringsfonds and Porto Design Biennale

Not every spring springs in spring

In partnership with the Belgian institution Z33, this projects is part of ‘FORMAT 2003: Water Expeditions’, a show that focuses on the narratives used to talk water and the socio-environmental crisis. This research project unfolds its findings in front of a live audience through a guided tour that exposes the legal loopholes that are used to privatise the use and management of a natural resource as elementary as water.


All pictures © Kobe Vanderzande

Z33 House of Contemporary Art
Hasselt, Belgium
2022—2023

Hoy no se fía

El podcast que relata los entresijos del mundo del arte y el diseño con la confianza de una barra de bar.

Marta y Miguel se mudaron a Centroeuropa seducidas por el fulgor del diseño contemporáneo biempensante. Apenas han sobrevivido, y están aquí para contarlo. Sé su confidente mientras se desahogan en la intimidad de la lengua materna.


Podcast 
2022—ongoing

Writing a Cover (up) Letter

Borrowing from our experience in improv, scriptwriting and, of course, application-sending, we have developed a workshop in which participants experience the mock version of an application process. Through this one-day journey, participants practice their writing as much as their career-realisation skills, while also letting go of the so-called impostor syndrome that is often experienced in the creative field.


WORM, other locations
Rotterdam, Netherlands
2023—ongoing

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