Microcosm- Searching for the City in Its Interiors
OASE #101

Published by Nai 010 Publishers, November 2018
ISBN: 9462084696

" ... This issue of Oase is intended as a provocation, the opening up of a discourse, rather than the documentation of an established field of ideas. It is fuelled by a conviction that the public interior is not only an essential component of the contemporary city, it is also a central one. Most of us are urban dwellers and such interiors constitute, in large measure, our everyday experience of the complex environments within which we live out our lives together. Distinctive, memorable and accommodating, a generous, well made and suitably atmospheric public interior can redefine the ways in which our relations with one another are engendered and expressed, where we are free to be formal and informal, both in public and the public. Rather than accepting it as a space of commodified emptiness, to be fitted out after the fact, we ask how, through the design and making of such spaces, architects gain the capacity to recover the public interior’s role as a catalyst for the collective experience of the modern city."

Extract from the editorial by
Aslı Çiçek, Christoph Grafe, Sereh Mandias & Daniel Rosbottom

With contributions by
Gideon Boie & Thomas Rasker, Claudia Conforti, Fredie Floré, Casper Frenken & Sereh Mandias, Christoph Grafe, Marius Grootveld, Aura-Luz Melis, Giulia Ricci, Daniel Rosbottom, Eireen Schreurs, Eva Stoorgaard