September 2017
How Do Buildings Care?


Perspectives in Three Parts: Safety, Love, and Intimacy
Sunday 10, 17 and 24 September 2017

What type of architecture makes one feel safe, at ease, loved, and cared for? In which way is space imbricated in human well-being? In common architectural discourse, relatively little attention is paid to the embodied, affective, and relational aspects of site and space. La Loge addresses this gap by inviting artists, designers, and architects to critically explore architecture in relation to social and affective intensities.

Organised in three different chapters, each focusing one dimension of the concept care, ‘How Do Buildings Care?’ sets out as an open investigation into how buildings facilitate or accommodate care; how we, in turn, take care, love, or even eroticise them; or how they influence the way we look out for each other. Each seminar is imagined as a moment of co-existence of diverse commissioned contributions in the form of films, lectures and shared moments.

A specially commissioned scenography in the temple of La Loge by Rotterdam collective Cookies will provide the environment for the three days of activities, spread over three consecutive weeks. Each instance speculates the ways in which architectures are or should be entangled in the reconfiguration of notions such as intimacy, belonging, treatment, domesticity, safety and love in current society, characterised increasingly by global migration, austerity and gentrification, and smart technology’s redefinition of space. 

Practical information

Sunday 10 September 2017
14:00 to 19:00
Sunday 17 September 2017
14:00 to 19:00
Sunday 24 September 2017
14:00 to 22:00
Contributors: Cookies, Hilde Heynen, Slow Reading Club (Henry Andersen and Bryana Fritz), Elise van Mourik, Richard Venlet, Evan Calder Williams, Andros Zins-Browne, and others.  

A detailed programme and schedule will appear online soon.
Visitors are welcome to join at any time of the programme.
La Loge's bar will be open throughout the sessions.

Language: English
Access: 3€
No reservation necessary but seats are limited