Publications, Volume #53

OUT NOW Volume #53: Civic Space

Posted on August 16, 2018 — by

With a variety of authors, VOLUME #53 investigates these physical and virtual spaces –
and the kinds of agency used to negotiate them – through the lenses of Institutions and
of People.

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Interview, Volume #52

Empowering Design – Interview with Keller Easterling

Posted on June 12, 2018 — by

Most people focus on object and form. Not Keller Easterling. She’s drawn to the in-between. Challenging the binaries of formal-informal, practical-impractical, like-dislike, right-wrong, Easterling points at extemporaneous design thinking that works with potentials and indeterminate forms. In this frame, space is an informational system where discrepancies between what an organization is saying and is actually doing open new territories for design to intervene.

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Publications, Volume #52

OUT NOW Volume #52: The End of Informality

Posted on May 7, 2018 — by

Informality can be interpreted as a positive quality hinting at individual freedom or even be romanticized as bottom up and empowering force. But informality as safety valve for a system that is not able to adjust to changing conditions smoothly and quickly enough is another matter.

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Are you working on your fringe?

Posted on April 26, 2018 — by

‘Reinventing the fringe’ is a critical reconsideration of post-war urban areas on the fringe of nine European cities, viewed from the perspectives of sustainability, social cohesiveness, mobility and land use.

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Jaap Bakema and the Open Society

Posted on May 31, 2017 — by

Jaap Bakema and the Open Society is the first extensive book publication on the Dutch architect Jaap Bakema, his ideas and ideals for society at large. Throughout the post-WWII decades Bakema was inspired to build for a democratic and open society. His body of work, his teaching and writing, and his international presence are testimony to the vicissitudes of the welfare state and the roles played by architecture and planning in its construction.

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Article, Volume #50

(un)(re)learning: On cyclical learning

Posted on February 6, 2017 — by

In collaboration with Volume, KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture, campus Sint-Lucas Ghent/Brussels, selected recent graduate projects and reflected on the underlying ambitions of the school. The result is ‘Doing It the Belgian Way’, one of the two inserts in Volume 50. The insert presents three perspectives: Embracing Complexity, Embedding in the Local, and Un/Re-Learning. The following text is the introduction to this third chapter.

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Event, Learning Network, Volume #49

Launch: Volume #49 Hello World!

Posted on October 25, 2016 — by


While the Istanbul Biennial questions ‘Are We Human?’, Volume explores the post-human world of Artficial Intelligence and Machine Learning. It’s not about the future, not about promise, it’s very much about the here and now. Please join us coming Friday (October 28) for an informal gathering at Post Office, Rotterdam to exchange on this life changing topic.

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Blog, Volume #46

Housing as a Fundamental Human Right

Posted on October 17, 2016 — by


To see housing as a fundamental human right is a relatively new concept with consequences for law, justice and politics. In issue 46: Shelter, Volume published Abla el Bahrawy’s quick scan of the first formulation of this universal right and its further development into an action agenda in consecutive UN-Habitat conferences to promote and secure this right globally.

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Learning Network

The Learning Network

Posted on March 23, 2016 — by

‘To beyond or not to be’, our slogan over these years, has proven its relevance. By becoming the norm it’s topicality has been lost. It is time to move forward and take new directions.

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Event, Learning Network

Learning Programme lectures

Posted on March 2, 2016 — by

Together with the International Master of Architecture of the (KU Leuven), Archis organizes a lecture series on the topic of Learning.

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