Since the early 1990s, literary reflection as a component of the architectural discourse has disappeared into the background. In a favourable economic and political climate, those working within the Dutch world of architecture had plenty of other things to keep them occupied. The architectural vanguard in the Netherlands, now known as ‘SuperDutch’, scored successes without any cause for reflection. Now that the boom of the SuperDutch era is past its peak encounters between different artistic disciplines are once again being employed in a process of reciprocal exchange. Literature not only provides descriptions of a reality, but also opens up new perspectives. In this issue of OASE, areas discussed include the (auto-) biographical novel, in which highly personal descriptions and narratives challenge us to look at architecture in a different way and what literary reflection can represent for architectural practice.
THE NEW DEADLINE FOR HANDING IN YOUR ABSTRACT FOR OASE #112 IS: 15 JUNE 2021
OASE editors Bart Decroos, Sereh Mandias, Elsbeth Ronner and Kornelia Dimitrova wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #112 with the theme “Ecological Aesthetics”. This
issue of OASE is interested in contributions that investigate the role
of aesthetics in contemporary ecological practices and discourses in
architecture. Deadline is 15 June 2021. Read the full text of the OASE #112 Call for Abstracts in the pdf-files below.
OASE editors Asli Cicek, Jantje Engels and Maarten Liefooghe wrote a Call for Abstracts for OASE #111. The theme is:Staging the Museum. Deadline is 10 January 2021, 18:00 CET. More information in the PDF file below.