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04/06/2013Ole Bouman on Failed Architecture #10: Beyond Failure

Source: Failed Architecture

4 Jun 2013
by Mark Minkjan

FA#10 (by Rafe Copeland)

Thursday June 13 | TrouwAmsterdam | 20:00h | tickets €7/€9

Beyond Failure
Can we benefit from failure? Can dystopia be productive? Is there a future for architecture criticism?

Over the last two years Failed Architecture has explored the dark sides of architecture and urbanism, from long neglected industrial ruins and abandoned new towns to Britain’s riot-torn neighbourhoods and the corporate takeover in sell-out-cities.

During the season finale of we will bring a wide range of perspectives on the possible successes of failure, the resilience of architecture and the architect’s responsibility in a ravaged world.

Moreover, we will explore the role of architectural magazines. How does presenting and scrutinizing architecture influence how we think about cities?

Program

20:00 – Michiel van Iersel – introduction
20:05 – Darryl Chen – Productive Dystopia
20:25 – Matthias Böttger – Certainty of Uncertainty
20:45 – joined on stage by Paul MacMahon, Nottingham Trent University
short conversation about the FA-workshops in Berlin and Nottingham

21:00 – break

21:20 – short interview with Tilmann Meyer-Faje, artist
21:30 – panel discussion: future of architectural criticism
with: Arjen Oosterman (Volume), Indira van ‘t Klooster (A10) and Mark Studholme (Archello); moderated by Jan Loerakker (FA)
22:15 – final words by Ole Bouman

22:30 – drinks and dancing

Speakers

Ole Bouman currently is Creative Director of the 5th Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism. Until January 2013 he was director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi). Prior to joining the NAi, he was the editor-in-chief of Volume, the independent magazine for architecture.

Matthias Böttger heads the Berlin-based think-tank “raumtaktik — spatial intelligence and intervention”. Since June 2011 he works as curator and artistic director at the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ) in Berlin. He is also professor in Sustainable Architecture + Spatial Tactics at Kunstuniversität Linz.

Darryl Chen speculates on urbanism. Based in London, he is co-founder of think tank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today and currently leads urbanism at Hawkins\Brown, a London-based architectural practice.

Editors of three architectural magazines will join us to discuss how their media present and scrutinize architecture. A.o. Mark Studholme, editor-in-chief of ArchelloArjen Oosterman, editor-in-chief of Volume and Indira van ‘t Klooster, editor-in-chief of A10 new European architecture.

We will showcase an artwork by Tilmann Meyer-Faje whose work deals with structural decay.

Architectura & Natura, Amsterdam’s main architectural book store, will be selling Failed Architecture classics and other relevant books during the event.

The night will end with drinks and failed architecture music.

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Tickets: €7 in pre sale, €9 at the door. You can get your tickets here. Venue: TrouwAmsterdam, Wibautstraat 127. The venue’s restaurant with a menu consisting of small and shareable dishes is open from 17:30h. The Facebook event page can be found here.

Kindly supported by the  Creative Industries Fund NL.

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