• OASE 82
        • L'Afrique, c'est chic
          Architecture and Planning in Africa 1950–1970
        • 2010

        Abstract
        For the last few years there has been a strong revival of interest in the African city across numerous disciplines, including anthropology, sociology and urban history. Since the mid-1990s, when Rem Koolhaas placed urban conditions in Lagos on the agenda as a research topic, other architects and planners have rediscovered the African continent. Architecture historians and heritage agencies are now also studying modern architecture in Africa, which is largely ignored in overviews of twentiethcentury architecture. OASE 82 shares this current fascination for modern architecture and planning on the African continent, but also expresses reservations. This edition presents a critical historiography of modernistic architecture from 1950 to 1970, which in many cases still defines the urban landscape in African centres. A photographic project by the young Congolese photographer Sammy Baloji about Avenida Lenine in Maputo, Mozambique, presents a striking profile of twentieth century architecture in a former Portuguese colony.
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    4. 30/11/2020
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    5. 30/11/2020
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    6. 16/07/2020
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    7. 22/06/2020
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    9. 17/12/2019
      Call for Papers OASE #108

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      “It is brilliant people say brilliant
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    10. 21/11/2019
      Call for Abstracts OASE #107

      OASE #107 The drawing in landscape architecture and urbanism
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      OASE invites everyone to read the Call for Abstracts for OASE #107.
      We are interested in two kinds of contributions that each start from the drawing:

      1. Textual contributions: historical or theoretical papers about a (series of) drawing(s).Proposals contain one image and an abstract of 300 words.
      2. Visual contributions: a specific (series of) drawing(s) from personal/actual practice.These proposals contain the drawing(s) themselves and a caption of a maximum of 300 words through which the proposal is situated within the theme of the issue.

      Proposals must be submitted via info@oasejournal.nl by 20 December 2019 and contain a title and CV (name, email address, affiliation and a bio of maximum 150 words). Proposals must be submitted in Dutch or English.

      Read the Call for detailed information.

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