• OASE 81
        • Constructing Criticism
        • 2010

        Abstract
        The apparent increase in popular demand for volumes presenting works of architecture as novelties has been curiously matched by the marked absence of a critical discussion of the objects that would explain and examine their role as cultural statements or as exponents of particular urban, social and political visions. The dearth of architecture criticism, not only in general newspapers or magazines, on television and radio, is a perennial phenomenon. There are many reasons for the disappearance of the culture of architecture criticism. The progressive acceptance of architecture as image production rather than as an agent of a larger social or political project and the demise of platforms for critical thought, however, are among the most alarming. If architecture is a rich and complex field of cultural production and know ledge that continuously redefines itself vis-à-vis spatial, societal and cultural challenges, then critically thinking and writing on this role of architecture both as a force of change and as a mode of reflection are most essential. This issue of OASE is aimed at examining the role of the architecture magazine within the current debate on architecture criticism. Resulting from the numerous talks, seminars and symposia organized in the framework of the 25th anniversary of OASE, this issue brings together important critical voices around one central question: ‘What critical role should the architecture journal play in an ever more a-critical landscape?’
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        • Karl Nawrot
    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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