From 12 to 14 June, 2014 Criticall will be hosting the 1st International Conference on Architectural Design & Criticism at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid.
On Thursday October 17, The New Institute sets the stage for the Critics Night, an event organized by ArchiNed and Designplatform Rotterdam that wants to discuss the opportunities for new forms of criticism in the digital era.
After two successful cycles, the Zagreb Society of Architects set the stage for the third edition of international series of concept-based architectural competitions entitled Think Space. Featuring a number of established architects and curators, the program continues to re-think space in the 2013/2014 season. The new theme of Think Space, MONEY [The Echo of Nothing], was devised by architects, publishers and bloggers Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes Nájera of dpr-barcelona.
While books, journals, and lectures form the core of most architectural historians’ repertoire today, Test Sites: Experiments in the History of Space gathers leading scholars and critics to investigate what lies outside these dominant modes of architectural and urban history.
Design magazine Frame dedicates its November issue to student work from design schools all over the world. As introduction to this dossier Frame organized a discussion between Design Academy Eindhoven Director Thomas Widdershoven, Leiden University Professor Design and Theory Timo de Rijk and Volume’s editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman. Frame also asked each for three private picks plus short comment.
This Friday, managing editor Brendan Cormier and editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman will be visiting Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV, on the role of rules in urban design. Are there any questions you’d like asked? Please send them to email@example.com!
It’s raining triennales this fall! Last week the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale was officially opened, and this weekend the design world looks at Oslo where the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival will kick off. Volume’s editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman will be one of the professionals who will guide visitors along selected items in the exhibition.
Last week the third Lisbon Architecture Triennale was opened. Curated by Beatrice Galilee , the Triennale’s central theme this year is ‘Close, Closer’, an investigation into the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice.
Remember our 35th issue, Everything Under Control? For a forthcoming exhibition at The New Institute in Rotterdam, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production. Biodesign: On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity will run from 27 September through 5 January.
The quest to integrate natural processes with design is as old as wood houses. However, the changing climate and rapid depletion of resources heighten its urgency, as humans face the necessity of reshaping their relationship to nature. Clever, usable new ideas present the prospect of a sustainable future and may provide ways to ease the long-running conflict between economic growth and environmental protection. Biodesign: On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity will glimpse into our possible future and provide inspiration for designers, artists and scientists in the form of varied, in-depth information on new materials and potential biological applications in architecture and design.