• 017
        • When Urban Design Leaves Some Room
          Shifting Degrees of Indeterminacy in Rotterdam-Zuid

        Abstract
        In their paper Michiel Dehaene and Els Vervloesem document the notorious difficulty of the ‘urbanist’ discipline to handle indeterminacy, its continued struggle to construct and cultivate conditions that are partially determined. Urbanism’s (in)capacity to deal with indeterminacy is discussed in their article in the context of the development of Oud Zuid in Rotterdam, an area one could characterize at several moments in history as an ecology of weak integration, which makes it a pertinent case to highlight the mixed role of urbanism in cultivating, renewing and, in many instances, destroying sociospatial forms of indeterminacy. The authors focus in particular on Katendrecht, the area around Afrikaanderplein and Boulevard Zuid and show how indeterminacy is a mixed blessing: only when indeterminacy occurs within the context of relative determination does it define an urban quality.
          1. 017
          1. 018
          2. 019
          1. 020
          2. 021
          1. 022
          2. 023
          1. 024
          2. 025
          1. 026
          2. 027
          1. 028
          2. 029
          1. 030
          2. 031
          1. 032
        Citation
        Vervloesem, E., & Dehaene, M. (2011). When Urban Design Leaves Some Room. Shifting Degrees of Indeterminacy in Rotterdam-Zuid. Productive Uncertainty. Indeterminacy in Spatial Design, Planning and Management, OASE, (85), 17–32. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/85/WhenUrbanDesignLeavesSomeRoom

        Download PDF (1.89 MB)

          1. 017
          1. 018
          2. 019
          1. 020
          2. 021
          1. 022
          2. 023
          1. 024
          2. 025
          1. 026
          2. 027
          1. 028
          2. 029
          1. 030
          2. 031
          1. 032
    1. 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.


      Read more

    2. 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.


      Read more

    3. 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.

      Read more

    4. 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.

      Read more

    5. 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’

      Read more

    6. 22/06/2020
      Call for Abstracts OASE #110

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

      Read more

    7. 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

      Read more

    8. 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

      Read more

    9. 21/11/2019
      Call for Abstracts OASE #107

      OASE #107 The drawing in landscape architecture and urbanism
      Editors: Bruno Notteboom, Frits Palmboom, Bart Decroos

      OASE invites everyone to read the Call for Abstracts for OASE #107.
      We are interested in two kinds of contributions that each start from the drawing:

      1. Textual contributions: historical or theoretical papers about a (series of) drawing(s).Proposals contain one image and an abstract of 300 words.
      2. Visual contributions: a specific (series of) drawing(s) from personal/actual practice.These proposals contain the drawing(s) themselves and a caption of a maximum of 300 words through which the proposal is situated within the theme of the issue.

      Proposals must be submitted via info@oasejournal.nl by 20 December 2019 and contain a title and CV (name, email address, affiliation and a bio of maximum 150 words). Proposals must be submitted in Dutch or English.

      Read the Call for detailed information.

      Read more

    10. 29/10/2019
      Presentation OASE #104

      On 25 November 2019 OASE #104 will be presented at the architecture school La Cambre in Brussel, Belgium.

      Read more

    11. More news …