OASE #101 Presentation


Microcosm- Searching for the City in Its Interiors

Tuesday 4.12.2018, 7 to 9pm
in English, open to public, free admission
WTC I, 24th floor, Koning Albert II-laan 28-30, B- 1000 Brussels

A short introduction by the editors Aslı Çiçek, Christoph Grafe, Sereh Mandias, Daniel Rosbottom

Reflections by guest speakers:
Lisa De Visscher (Editor- in- chief of A+ Architecture Magazine)
Dirk Somers (founder of bovenbouw architectuur)

'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. '

(Excerpt from the editorial)

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