1. John Habraken

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        John Habraken (b. 1928) published the book De dragers en de mensen in 1961, in which he presented a radical alternative to the construction of mass housing in the Netherlands (the book was published in English as Supports: An Alternative to Mass Housing in 1972). Habraken subsequently got involved in the Foundation for Architects’ Research (SAR), becoming its director in 1964. The ideas of the foundation, which focused on alter- native housing design, attracted national and international interest. From 1975 to 1981 Habraken was head of the Department of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, remaining with MIT until his retirement in 1989. Habraken is the author of numerous books, research reports and articles. His theoretical research has earned him international fame. Habraken has received various accolades throughout his life, including the David Roëll Prize in 1979, de Oeuvre Prize of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (BKVB) in 1996 and the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA) Kubus in 2003. That same year, Habraken was made a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
        [last updated in 2011]

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      1. 15/04/2021
        Call for Abstracts OASE #112

        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.


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      2. 28/03/2021
        Now available: OASE 108 Ups & Downs

        > What is good, not so good or bad architecture?
        > Analysis of the force field of architectural appreciation and depreciation

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      3. 05/02/2021
        VIDEO: OASE #107 author Heidi Svenningsen Kajita on finding & archiving

        In this video OASE #107 author Heidi Svenningsen Kajita guides us into the process of drawing collectively through the Finding & Archiving method.


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      4. 24/01/2021
        VIDEO: OASE #107 author William Mann, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, on the Upper Lea Valley

        In this video OASE #107 author and architect William Mann (Witherford Watson Mann architects, London) guides us through the process and drawings of the Upper Lea Valley.


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      5. 30/11/2020
        Call for Abstracts OASE #111

        OASE editors Asli Cicek, Jantje Engels and Maarten Liefooghe wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #111. The theme is: Staging the Museum. Deadline is 10 January 2021, 18:00 CET. More information in the PDF file below.

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      6. 30/11/2020
        Now available: OASE #107 The Drawing in Landscape Design and Urbanism

        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 questions.

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      7. 16/07/2020
        Now available: OASE #106 Table Settings. Reflections on architecture with Hannah Arendt

        > 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’

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      8. 22/06/2020
        Call for Abstracts OASE #110

        A Project of the Soil
        Editors: David Peleman, Paola Viganò, Martina Barcelloni, Elsbeth Ronner

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      9. 28/04/2020
        Now available: OASE #105 Practices of Drawing

        > 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

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      10. 17/12/2019
        Call for Papers OASE #108

        OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture

        Editors: David Peleman, Jantje Engels, Christophe Van Gerrewey

        “It is brilliant people say brilliant
        while it’s mere dilettantism
        What they touch becomes tasteless
        always the most obvious
        superficialities
        even the most exalted starts to stink”
        — Thomas Bernhard, Der Schein trügt, 1984

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