Adrian Forty is an Emeritus Professor of Architectural History at The Bartlett, the Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London. He is also the former Programme Director of the master’s programme in Architectural History. Forty’s main interest is in architecture’s role in societies and cultural contexts. His research includes work on the design of consumer goods; on language and architecture; and on architecture, collective memory, and forgetting. As of lately, he is concerned with the history, aesthetics, and cultural significance of concrete as a construction material. In 2003, Forty was awarded the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education.
OASE editors Bart Decroos, Sereh Mandias, Elsbeth Ronner and Kornelia Dimitrova wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #112 with the theme “Ecological Aesthetics”. This
issue of OASE is interested in contributions that investigate the role
of aesthetics in contemporary ecological practices and discourses in
architecture. Deadline is 1 June 2021. Read the full text of the OASE #112 Call for Abstracts in the pdf-files below.
This issue of OASE traces the role of drawing in landscape design and
urbanism. It addresses ‘new traditions’ of the last 50 years, as well as
recent concerns with ecological, metabolic and process-oriented
> Positioning a new outlook on philosopher Hannah Arendt’s ideas, OASE #106 reveils how her writings very well can help us rethink architecture as a phenomenon and practice
> Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s remarkably spatial view on ‘the world and its inhabitants’
> Insight into the work of both historical and contemporary architects
> With a focus on beautiful architectural drawings over the past five centuries to grasp their role in design practice
> With drawings by George Aitchison, Heinrich Tessenow, El Lissitzky, Lina Bo Bardi and Tony Fretton
OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture