• OASE 73
        • Gentrification
          Flows and Counter-Flows
        • 2007

        Abstract
        The last 15 years have seen radical shifts in the roles of the various players in the Dutch housing sector. In particular, the privatization of Dutch housing corporations in 1994 has translated into a new dynamic in processes of urban renewal. At present this is most evident in the tackling of so-called problem neighbourhoods, where the policy of the parties involved is increasingly focused on reducing the number of rented properties in the social sector while increasing the number of owner-occupied properties for medium- and upper-income brackets. The process of transforming a neighbourhood previously inhabited by people from the lower social strata into a residential area for the middle classes is termed ‘gentrification’. Initially, this was a bottom-up process and was often driven by the ‘creative class’, as seen in run-down parts of London and New York, but this mechanism has now been discovered by the market. The creative industries and cultural facilities are now being used as a top-down instrument to kick-start this process. OASE 73 explores the theoretical background to the phenomenon of ‘gentrification’ from various perspectives, such as the visual arts, cultural history, economics, landscape and urban design, and sociology. This issue also includes case studies on London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Vienna.
    1. 03/12/2018
      Call for Abstracts OASE #104

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    2. 28/11/2018
      Now available: OASE #101 Microcosm - Searching for the City in Its Interiors

      - Unique issue of OASE on the interiors of the city
      - Historical perspectives on the crucial role of interior architecture
      - In-depth research on public interiors

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    3. 03/12/2018
      Presentation OASE #101

      SAVE THE DATE: 4 December 2018, at 19.00 in Brussels > PRESENTATION OASE #101. Everyone is welcome! Read all about it in the flyer.

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    4. 20/11/2018
      Platform-L Contemporary Art Center in Seoel shows work of Karel Martens

      The work of “our” graphic designer Karel Martens is on show until 19 January 2019 in Platform-L Contemporary Art Center in Seoel, South-Korea. Naturally, his work for OASE is also shown extensively in this exhibition. 

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    5. 18/10/2018
      Interview Marius Schwarz about OASE #100

      An interesting interview with guest-editor Marius Schwarz about his experience researching, co-editing, and co-designing OASE 100.
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    6. 01/06/2018
      Now available: OASE #100. Karel Martens and the Architecture of the Journal

      – First publication dedicated completely to OASE’s graphic design;
      – Historical perspectives on the crucial role of graphic design in the architectural field;
      – Indepth interview with Karel Martens.

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    7. 23/05/2018
      Presentations OASE #100

      The 100th edition of OASE is almost out! This special edition about Karel Martens and the Architecture of the Journal will be presented on several occassions.

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    8. 10/04/2018
      Call for Abstracts OASE #102 & OASE #103

      We invite you to read the Calls for Abstracts for OASE #102 and OASE #103.

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    9. 14/03/2018
      Presentation OASE #99

      An impression of the presentation of OASE #99 that took place on 1 Mach 2018 in Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In the pictures are the participants of the panel discussion that discussed “What future for the Architecture Museum?”: Triin Ojari, Sofie de Caigny, Mirko Zardini, Omer Kanipak and Bernard Colenbrander.

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    10. 16/02/2018
      INVITATION: symposium OASE #99

      What Future for the Architecture Museum?
      Thursday, 1 March 2018, from 17.00 - 19.30, Van Abbemuseum,
      Eindhoven (NL). More information and free registration via Evenbrite link!

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