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Last Weekend of Connected: Future, Cities and People at New Energy Docks, Amsterdam

Posted on November 14, 2014 — by

The robot relentlessly printing thousands of portraits in Bucharest

The Connected exhibition program is coming to a closure. This weekend is the last opportunity to see the exhibition in New Energy Docks in Amsterdam, however. Don’t miss it!

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Who Rules the City? Connected Symposium: 6 November, Amsterdam

Posted on October 31, 2014 — by

Who rules the city? The traditional set of players who determine planning and management of cities has gone through a major shift. The financial crises since 2008 were a major trigger, but also more social and cultural incentives can be indicated as forces in play. Private partners, city urbanists, city governors, housing corporations, developers, and citizens try to redefine their roles in new constellations. Who sets the new rules and what effective regulation helps to facilitate citizens to co-create their environment?

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Volume #41

Preview of Volume #41

Posted on October 14, 2014 — by

We just launched Volume’s 41st issue, ‘How to Build a Nation’. In the coming weeks we’re going to publish a selection of articles, and for those who are interested how the issue looks and feels we have uploaded a preview.

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Volume #41

Volume #41 — Out Now!

Posted on October 13, 2014 — by

Volume #41: How to Build a Nation

For the first time, a general theme was given to the national pavilions at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice. They were to be historical shows, focused on the impact of modernity on a country’s architecture. What it produced was not just a global survey of twentieth century construction, but also heroic stories of nation-building. Yes, architecture can build nations. Today, we seem far from that notion. The nation-state is either giving up on itself, or exploited through tyrannical regimes. Meanwhile architects are hardly taking up the cause.

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Archis Speaks Volumes #1: Architecture of Peace

Posted on October 9, 2014 — by

Archis speaks Volumes #1

We are proud to present the first in a new series of Volume-related events at Amsterdam’s major city debate center Pakhuis de Zwijger. In post-conflict zones, can architecture go beyond bricks and mortar to help materialize peace?

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Connected. Things about Future, Cities and People

Posted on September 22, 2014 — by


Join us on 1st October for the opening event of Connected at New Energy Docks in Amsterdam!

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Event, Volume #40

Volume #40 Release Party in Rotterdam

Posted on August 20, 2014 — by

Volume #40 Release Party

We’re celebrating the release of Volume’s 40th issue by holding a party at Post Office Rotterdam on Friday 29 August at 8 PM.

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Article, Volume #40

Towards Positive Peace

Posted on August 4, 2014 — by


Volume #40 features an extensive article by Jan Willem Petersen on the reconstruction ambitions and efforts by the various contributing countries to the UN peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.

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Event, Volume #40

Photo Report of The Good Cause Opening in Munich

Posted on July 22, 2014 — by

Opening event of The Good Cause in Munich

Last week, on Wednesday 16 July to be precise, the opening event of ‘The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace — Divided Cities’ took place at the Architekturmuseum der TU München. At the same time, Volume’s 40th issue, Architecture of Peace Reloaded, was officially launched.

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Volume #40

A Sneak Peek of Volume #40…

Posted on July 17, 2014 — by

Yesterday the opening event of ‘The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace — Divided Cities’ took place at the Architekturmuseum der TU München. At the same time we officially launched Volume’s 40th issue, Architecture of Peace Reloaded, that includes the catalogue of the exhibition. Four years ago we published Volume #26: Architecture of Peace to explore the […]

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