1. Milica Topalovic

        Milica Topalovic is an architect from Belgrade, based in Basel, Switzerland. She graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and received a Master’s degree from the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. Since 2006, she has been a head of research at ETH Studio Basel, Contemporary City Institute where she has taught urban research studios on cities and regions such as Belgrade, Havana, Hong Kong and the Nile Valley. Topalovic published essays on urban transformation, architec-ture and art. Since 2005, she has been running an architectural practice, often working in the crossover between art and architecture. For her design work in collaboration with Bas Princen, she was awarded the Prix de Rome for Architecture 2006 and received an architect-in-residence scholarship from the MAK-Schindler Centre for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles in 2005. Their retrospective exhibition ‘Invisible Frontier’ was shown at AUT, Innsbruck in 2008.
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      1. 27/10/2016
        Presentation of OASE 95 in Bogotá, Colombia by Klaske Havik

        On 28 October 2016 Klaske Havik - member of the editorial board of OASE - will be the closing speaker during the Semana del Arquitecto in Bogotá, Colombia. She will present OASE 95 and talk about transcultural practices in architecture and urbanism. The event is organised by the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos Bogotá.

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      2. 01/09/2016
        Exhibition about Karel Martens in New York

        Exhibition “Recent Work” about OASE’s graphic designer Karel Martens presented at P!, a gallery in New York from 11 September - 30 October 2016. 

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      3. 01/06/2016
        Now available: OASE 96. Social Poetics - The Architecture of Use and Appropriation

        OASE 96 examines the remarkable revival of architectural practices that focus on reuse and appropriation of buildings, environments and materials. To what extent can and will designers engage in this process, and what is the possible positive or negative social impact of these interventions? This issue focuses on case studies, practical experience, critical refl ection and ideas that show how architects and urban planners proactively deploy reuse in view of future user opportunities and/or applications.

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      4. 29/05/2016
        Call for Papers OASE 98 | Narrating Urban Landscapes

        The aim of this issue of OASE is to understand the historical foundations of the concept of narrativity in reading and designing the (urban) landscape, and to uncover the relevance of narrativity for today’s practice.
        Please send your abstract (maximum 500 words) before 15 July 2016 to 

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      5. 18/01/2016
        Now available: OASE 95. Crossing Boundaries. Transcultural Practices in Architecture and Urbanism

        This issue of OASE takes as its point of departure the cross-cultural conditions in which architects, urban designers and landscape architects work. It focuses in particular on architects working in a condition of displacement – in other words in relation to cultures, far away or nearby, that are not their own.

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      6. 12/11/2015
        Audio recording presentation OASE 94 online on YouTube

        The audio recording of the presentation of OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas in De Kunsthal on 3 September 2015 is now available online on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/OMUWyFEI9p8

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      7. 17/08/2015
        Presentation of OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas on Thursday 3 September 2015 in The Kunsthal

        Editors Christophe Van Gerrewey and Véronique Patteeuw will talk with Rem Koolhaas about the first decade of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

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      8. 12/08/2015
        OASE 94: Parc de la Villette competition 1982 - CORRECTION

        Mr. Bernard Tschumi has informed the editors of OASE of a misattribution in the text of George Baird, published in OASE 94 (OMA The First Decade), on the competition for Parc de la Villette in 1982.

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      9. 09/07/2015
        Call for papers OASE 96 | SOCIAL POETICS _ The Architecture of Use and Appropriation

        The Architecture of Use and Appropriation.
        This issue of OASE is situated within a tradition that gives a central role to questions of use and appropriation in architectural reflection. The general attention to use and appropriation is part and parcel of a layered critique of architecture.

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      10. 15/05/2015
        Translucent oppositions. OMA’s proposal for the 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale. Léa-Catherine Szacka in conversation with Rem Koolhaas and Stefano de Martino

        Exhibitions and performative spaces have long been at the centre of OMA’s – and now mostly AMO’s – work. Two key exhibitions of the late 20th century roughly bookend the time span covered by OASE 94 – which title is inspired by OMA’s The First Decade 1989 show at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. On the one hand, OMA’s participation in the Strada Novissima at the First International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, for which a facade had been elaborated between 1979 and 1980; and on the other hand, the Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition that opened in June 1988 at the MoMA in New York. Yet the Strada Novissima facade has been omitted from all OMA’s chronologies. What sense can we make of that project and what did it represent? Which were the commonalities between OMA’s agonistic participation and other projects featuring Koolhaas’ paradoxical use of history?

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