1. Patrick Bouchain

        Bio
        Patrick Bouchain studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and subsequently taught at the École de Camondo and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at Bourges, and co-founded the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle. From 1988 to 1995 he was advisor to the French minister of culture Jack Lang, while also serving as the director of the department of public buildings and urbanism of the city of Blois from 1989 to 1994. He is a pioneer in the redevelopment of industrial sites into cultural spaces, working with his studio Construire, founded in 1986, on the rehabilitation of the Magasin in Grenoble into a contemporary art centre, La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel), Le Lieu unique (Nantes), and La Condition publique (Roubaix) and many other realisations, including the concert hall La Grange du Lac (Evian). He has collaborated with musical directors, artists and collaborators, residents, local government officials and neighbourhood groups. Bouchain curated the 2006 French pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. His work has been documented, among others, in Construire autrement (2006) and Histoire de construire (2012).
        [last updated in 2020]

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      1. 02/12/2022
        Presentation OASE 112 on 8 December 2022 in Rotterdam, NL

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      2. 24/11/2022
        Call for Abstracts OASE 116
        1. Carmen Portinho in front of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (source: Wikimedia Commons)

        ‘The Architect as Public Instellectual’
        Deadline: 23-12-2022

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      3. 15/10/2022
        Now available: OASE 112. Ecology & Aesthetics

        Through a 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.

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      4. 23/05/2022
        Call for Abstracts OASE #115. Interferences: Migrating Practices in Europe

        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.

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      5. 20/05/2022
        Now available: OASE 111. Staging the Museum

        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.

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      6. 01/04/2022
        Now available: sold-out OASE issues as e-book!

        To meet the demand for some populair sold-out editions of OASE, 5 issues have been scanned and re-released as e-books. It concerns OASE numbers 45, 54, 63, 65 and 78. These are for sale via nai010 Publishers for € 14,95 per issue.
        More sold-out issues will be released digitally in the near future, so keep an eye out for your favorite issue!

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      7. 23/01/2022
        Now available: OASE 110. The Project of the Soil

        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.

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      8. 18/01/2022
        Call for Abstracts OASE 114. Optimism or Bust?

        Call for Abstracts OASE #114 about “Optimism or Bust?”, written by editors Stefan Devoldere, David Peleman and Jantje Engels.
        The deadline is 27 February 2022.
        Read the full text of the Call in the PDF file.


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      9. 11/01/2022
        Online presentation OASE 108 & 109 on 14 January 2022 at 15:00

        Read all about the presentation in the pdf file.

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      10. 19/10/2021
        Call for Abstracts OASE 113. Authorships
        1. George Nelson Installation. © Vitra Design Museum Archive

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