Adrian Forty is an Emeritus Professor of Architectural History at The Bartlett, the Faculty of the Built Environment at University College London. He is also the former Programme Director of the master’s programme in Architectural History. Forty’s main interest is in architecture’s role in societies and cultural contexts. His research includes work on the design of consumer goods; on language and architecture; and on architecture, collective memory, and forgetting. As of lately, he is concerned with the history, aesthetics, and cultural significance of concrete as a construction material. In 2003, Forty was awarded the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education.
does the author’s ‘owning’ of a project mean? And does this sense of
ownership still prevail in contemporary architecture culture? Other more
open forms of cooperation and co-creation are emerging alongside the
concept of individual singular authorship.
series of concrete projects, the contributions in this issue explore the
field of tension between architectural aesthetics and issues of energy,
technology and materiality. Ecological practices in architecture must
not only be effective in providing solutions, but inevitably raise
questions of beauty, affection and perception as well.
Call for Abstracts OASE #115 about “Interferences: Migrating Practices in Europe”, written by Justin Agyin, Kornelia Dimitrova,
Christoph Grafe and Bernard Colenbrander. Deadline is June 19, 2022. Read the full text of the OASE #115 Call for Abstracts in the PDF.
Museums stage public encounters between visitors, objects and
stories. This is not limited to a tour through the exhibition spaces, it
starts already with monumental or ‘tresholdless’ entrances.
This issue of OASE makes a critical analysis of how soil connects to
urban planning and urban design, and how it can adjust those practices
in exploring new agendas.