• OASE 80
        • On Territories
        • 2009

        Abstract
        There has probably never been such an intense debate about the layout of the countryside as the one that is currently raging. There are serious concerns about the landscape, which is being rapidly transformed by urbanization and everything associated with this process, and not only in the Netherlands but also far beyond its borders. Everyone has something to say in this society-wide debate, from local to national governments, from environmental factions to the road-user’s lobby, and from those who are professionally involved to concerned private parties. In many cases it is a battle between idealized images and economic models, between agricultural reality and urban park landscapes, between ecological concerns and mobility. This issue of OASE explores the potential significance of architectonic design for transformation processes on the regional scale. Besides considering the instruments that are available to the designer to fulfil this task, the authors also consider how the design can exercise a ‘positive’ influence on such processes. The various contributions shed light on the potential significance of territory in contemporary design practice and offer critical reflection on the topical discourse that has evolved over recent years.
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        • Patricio Del Real
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        • Paola Vigano
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        • Kelly Shannon
    1. 25/09/2017
      Launch OASE #98 Narrating Urban Landscapes

      The OASE Foundation cordially invites you to the presentation of OASE #98 on 19 October at the KU Leuven in Ghent, Belgium. 

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    2. 07/08/2017
      Lecture Veronique Patteeuw in New York

      On 18 July 2017 member of the OASE editorial staff Veronique Patteeuw discussed her work as co-editor of OASE #97 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York. Click here for more details.

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    3. 26/07/2017
      Save the date: presentation OASE #98 in Gent, Belgium on 19 October 2017

      More information coming soon!

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    4. 26/07/2017
      Now available: OASE #98. Narrating Urban Landscapes

      View a sneak preview of OASE #98.

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    5. 12/12/2016
      Presentation OASE 96 and lecture Interboro Partners + 1010 architecture urbanism

      Thursday 15 December 2016, Tobias Armborst (Interborro Partners) and Bert Gellynck (1010 architecture urbanism) will give a double lecture. The lecture is followed by a discussion with the (guest)editors of OASE 96, Michiel Dehaene, Els Vervloesem en Marleen Goethals. Joachim Declerck (AWB) will moderate the discussion.

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    6. 05/12/2016
      Call for papers OASE #99. The Architecture (Museum) Effect

      The aim of OASE #99 is to establish a working understanding of architecture museums as institutions and nodes in architecture’s cultural apparatus. To engage critically with different perspectives and use historical and theoretical grounding to uncover the presence and relevance of architecture museums institutions in contemporary architecture culture.
      Proposals for contributions should be submitted by JANUARY 15, 2017, and must include a proposed title, an abstract (maximum 300 words), as well as the contributor’s name, professional affiliation (if applicable), email address and a short bio (maximum 300 words).

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    7. 01/12/2016
      Presentation of OASE #97 on 12 December 2016 in Antwerp

      On 12 December 2016 the editors of OASE #97 will talk about action and reaction in architecture with Xaveer De Geyter (XDGA) and Willem Jan Neutelings (Neutelings Riedijk Architects). This event is sold out, registration is no longer possible.

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    8. 25/10/2016
      Klaske Havik presents OASE #95 in Bogotá, Colombia

      On 28 October 2016 Klaske Havik – member of the editorial board of OASE – will be the closing speaker during the Semana del Arquitecto in Bogotá, Colombia. She will present OASE #95 and talk about transcultural practices in architecture and urbanism. The event is organised by the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos Bogotá.

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    9. 01/09/2016
      Exhibition about Karel Martens in New York

      Exhibition “Recent Work” about OASE’s graphic designer Karel Martens presented at P!, a gallery in New York from 11 September – 30 October 2016. 

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    10. 01/06/2016
      Now available: OASE #96. Social Poetics — The Architecture of Use and Appropriation

      OASE #96 examines the remarkable revival of architectural practices that focus on reuse and appropriation of buildings, environments and materials. To what extent can and will designers engage in this process, and what is the possible positive or negative social impact of these interventions? This issue focuses on case studies, practical experience, critical refl ection and ideas that show how architects and urban planners proactively deploy reuse in view of future user opportunities and/or applications.

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