15:00: Matthew Claudel (US) will weave the narrative of open design, its failure, and its rebirth in the Choral Architect, based on his research at the MIT Sensea- ble City Laboratory and recent book, Open Source Architecture (co-authored with Carlo Ratti, published by Thames & Hudson, 2015).
16:00 to 16:30: break & drinks
16:30: Screening of Wendelien Van Oldenborgh’s (NL) latest film, followed by a discussion with the artist. The film ‘Beauty and the right to the ugly’ is a cinematic experiment set in Het Karregat in Eindhoven, a radical architectural and social experiment designed in 1972 by the Dutch architect Frank Van Klingeren (1919-1999). The building, which is the location as well as study- object for the film event, is a multifunctional community centre in a neighbour- hood of new housing designed for an alternative middle class in Eindhoven.
17:30: Release of UP (BE) issue 17 starring Zofia & Oskar Hansen’s summer house in Szumin, constructed from 1968 onwards and continuously altered unt Oskar Hansen’s departure in 2005. Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Kris Kimpe, initiators of UP-fanzine, will share their experience of visiting Hansen’s house in Poland.
Wendelien van Oldenborgh (artist, NL), Matthew Claudel (researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, USA), UP (Koenraad Dedobbeleer, artist, and Kris Kimpe, architect, BE)
Dates and time: 14, 21 and 28 March 2015, 15:00 to 18:00
Audience is welcome to join at any time of the program.
La Loge’s bar will be open throughout the sessions.
Seminar language: English