1. Patrick Bouchain

        Bio
        Patrick Bouchain studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and subsequently taught at the École de Camondo and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Bourges, and co-founded the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle. From 1988 to 1995 he was advisor to the French minister of culture Jack Lang, while also serving as the director of the department of public buildings and urbanism of the city of Blois from 1989 to 1994. He is a pioneer in the redevelopment of industrial sites into cultural spaces, working with his studio Construire, founded in 1986, on the rehabilitation of the Magasin in Grenoble into a contemporary art centre, La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel), Le Lieu unique (Nantes), and La Condition publique (Roubaix) and many other realisations, including the concert hall La Grange du Lac (Evian). He has collaborated with musical directors, artists and collaborators, residents, local government officials and neighbourhood groups. Bouchain curated the 2006 French pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. His work has been documented, among others, in Construire autrement (2006) and Histoire de construire (2012).
        [last updated in 2020]

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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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