Metabolism is the conversion of one form of matter into another. Urban
design and architecture are currently paying a great deal of attention
to the charting and controlling of material flows that have been
severely disrupted by industrialization. OASE 104 explores the context
of locations in which metabolism took place.
communal bread ovens and urban slaughterhouses are examples of locations
of metabolism that kept communities’ urban household in order. At the
same time, these places added an extra layer of meaning to the urban
landscape by their specific agreements and codes of conduct that
regulated and facilitated their shared use in an urban environment.
can architecture and urban design contribute to a politically and
ecologically relevant metabolism that presupposes citizenship rather
than customership? In other words, which projects can help create the
conditions under which the metabolic perspective can regenerate an urban
perspective on citizenship?
THE NEW DEADLINE FOR HANDING IN YOUR ABSTRACT FOR OASE #112 IS: 15 JUNE 2021
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 15 June 2021. Read the full text of the OASE #112 Call for Abstracts in the pdf-files below.
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.