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          Designing the World as Landscape

        Abstract

        According to philosopher Hannah Arendt, spatial philosophy is always political philosophy: it relates to the world and to human beings. This idea constitutes a political challenge to the field of spatial design. The world and humans are inseparable. It is the world that brings people together and makes politics possible. Designers work on the long-term ‘establishment’ and ‘design’ of the world. Thus, they have great influence on the everyday life of the users and on their experiences in the public or political domain. Spatial design is therefore by definition a public matter.
        In this contribution, Hans Teerds examines how this ‘political’ idea challenges the spatial designers’ discipline. Based on the work of five contemporary practices, he shows how designers not only contribute
        to the design of the public space, but also open it up to the public and to a public debate on the future of the shared space. 

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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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