• OASE 110
        • The Project of the Soil
        • 2022

        Abstract
        This issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil connects to urban planning and urban design, and how it can adjust those practices in exploring new agendas.

        For a long time, the theme of soil – as matter, not as territory – has been the quasi exclusive subject of agriculture, geography and soil science. Only in the last few decades, due to a rapidly growing awareness of climate change, has soil increasingly come into focus in urban design, in particular as a matter that can also provide ecosystem services in urban environments.

        The editors of OASE 110 believe that soils, although degraded and fragmented, call to be looked upon with a new gaze. They should be rearticulated in a new project aimed at the construction of a shared, productive and inhabited nature, containing different elements of urbanity and offering – at the same time – a more resilient and sustainable environment for all.

        Inspired by Bernardo Secchi’s 1986 text ‘Progetto di Suolo’, this issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil – as an intermediary package that connects surface and subsurface – can further connect to the practices of urbanism and urban design, and how it can guide those practices in exploring new agendas.


    1. 01/04/2022
      Now available: sold-out OASE issues as e-book!

      To meet the demand for some populair sold-out editions of OASE, 5 issues have been scanned and re-released as e-books. It concerns OASE numbers 45, 54, 63, 65 and 78. These are for sale via nai010 Publishers for € 14,95 per issue.
      More sold-out issues will be released digitally in the near future, so keep an eye out for your favorite issue!

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    2. 23/01/2022
      Now available: OASE 110. The Project of the Soil

      This issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil connects to urban planning and urban design, and how it can adjust those practices in exploring new agendas.

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    3. 18/01/2022
      Call for Abstracts OASE 114. Optimism or Bust?

      Call for Abstracts OASE #114 about “Optimism or Bust?”, written by editors Stefan Devoldere, David Peleman and Jantje Engels.
      The deadline is 27 February 2022.
      Read the full text of the Call in the PDF file.


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    4. 11/01/2022
      Online presentation OASE 108 & 109 on 14 January 2022 at 15:00

      Read all about the presentation in the pdf file.

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    5. 19/10/2021
      Call for Abstracts OASE 113. Authorships
      1. George Nelson Installation. © Vitra Design Museum Archive

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    6. 07/10/2021
      Now available: OASE 109. Modernities

      A different understanding of Modernity

      > From a linear to a cyclical model for architectural history

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    7. 01/06/2021
      NEW DEADLINE Call for Abstracts OASE #112

      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.


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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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