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        • Landscapes at the Tipping Point
          The Landscape of the In-Between City

        Abstract

        If urbanisation has been historically portrayed as a front moving over the country from the city outwards, today the process of urbanisation is unbounded. It spreads through networks in changing relations and geometries over the territory and encompasses the entire planet. Also the transformation of non-urban to urban is no longer attached to a clear line demarcating the boundary between city and countryside.

        An in-between landscape is spreading with the urbanisation along the rational of the network. The interpretation of urbanisation in terms of landscape fosters the search for strategies that transform urbanisation as an accumulation process into a work of building meaning. Through the documentation of four cultural events, AIR Rotterdam, IBA Emscherpark, 50.000 Logements Bordeaux and IABR Rotterdam 2014, this article shows the various ways in which the landscape perspective has been used to transform the multiple spatial claims and intensified use of the territory into a shared semantic field, creating the circumstances to make the unbounded process of urbanization the subject of public discussion. 

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    1. 12/12/2016
      presentation OASE 96 and lecture Interboro Partners + 1010 architecture urbanism

      Thursday 15 December 2016, at the occasion of the publication of OASE 96 — Social Poetics. The architecture of use and appropriation Tobias Armborst (Interborro Partners) and Bert Gellynck (1010 architecture urbanism) will give a double lecture. The lecture is followed by a discussion with the (guest)editors of OASE 96, Michiel Dehaene, Els Vervloesem en Marleen Goethals. Joachim Declerck (AWB) will moderate the discussion.

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    2. 05/12/2016
      Call for papers OASE 99 | The Architecture (Museum) Effect

      The aim of OASE 99 is to establish a working understanding of architecture museums as institutions and nodes in architecture’s cultural apparatus. To engage critically with different perspectives and use historical and theoretical grounding to uncover the presence and relevance of architecture museums institutions in contemporary architecture culture.
      Proposals for contributions should be submitted by JANUARY 15, 2017, and must include a proposed title, an abstract (maximum 300 words), as well as the contributor’s name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address and a short bio (maximum 300 words).

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    3. 01/12/2016
      SOLD OUT: presentation of OASE 97 on 12 December 2016 in Antwerp!

      SOLD OUT: On 12 December 2016 the editors of OASE 97 will talk about action and reaction in architecture with Xaveer De Geyter (XDGA) and Willem Jan Neutelings (Neutelings Riedijk Architects). This event is sold out, registration is no longer possible.

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    4. 07/11/2016
      Now available: OASE 97. Action and Reaction in architecture

      OASE 97 presents a collection of confrontations between architects themselves, and between architects and architecture critics.

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    5. 27/10/2016
      Presentation of OASE 95 in Bogotá, Colombia by Klaske Havik

      On 28 October 2016 Klaske Havik - member of the editorial board of OASE - will be the closing speaker during the Semana del Arquitecto in Bogotá, Colombia. She will present OASE 95 and talk about transcultural practices in architecture and urbanism. The event is organised by the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos Bogotá.

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    6. 01/09/2016
      Exhibition about Karel Martens in New York

      Exhibition “Recent Work” about OASE’s graphic designer Karel Martens presented at P!, a gallery in New York from 11 September - 30 October 2016. 

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    7. 01/06/2016
      Now available: OASE 96. Social Poetics - The Architecture of Use and Appropriation

      OASE 96 examines the remarkable revival of architectural practices that focus on reuse and appropriation of buildings, environments and materials. To what extent can and will designers engage in this process, and what is the possible positive or negative social impact of these interventions? This issue focuses on case studies, practical experience, critical refl ection and ideas that show how architects and urban planners proactively deploy reuse in view of future user opportunities and/or applications.

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    8. 29/05/2016
      Call for Papers OASE 98 | Narrating Urban Landscapes

      The aim of this issue of OASE is to understand the historical foundations of the concept of narrativity in reading and designing the (urban) landscape, and to uncover the relevance of narrativity for today’s practice.
      Please send your abstract (maximum 500 words) before 15 July 2016 to 
      info@oasejournal.nl.

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    9. 18/01/2016
      Now available: OASE 95. Crossing Boundaries. Transcultural Practices in Architecture and Urbanism

      This issue of OASE takes as its point of departure the cross-cultural conditions in which architects, urban designers and landscape architects work. It focuses in particular on architects working in a condition of displacement – in other words in relation to cultures, far away or nearby, that are not their own.

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    10. 12/11/2015
      Audio recording presentation OASE 94 online on YouTube

      The audio recording of the presentation of OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas in De Kunsthal on 3 September 2015 is now available online on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/OMUWyFEI9p8

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