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Book launch DIY Klarenstraat - 20 July, 2017

Book launch DIY Klarenstraat - 20 July, 2017

We would like to ask your attention for the book launch of DIY Klarenstraat. A new perspective on the post-war social housing block

The influential architecture critic and professor emiritus Vincent van Rossem considers the U.J. Klarenstraat to be 'the future of urban renewal in Amsterdam'. He is not the only one with this opinion. The very first Do It Yourself walk-up apartment block was nominated for multiple awards. This book is a helping hand to anyone dealing with the transformation of existing real estate, in particular the post-war social housing block. 

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Launch DEMYSTIFIED by Nick Renshaw at EKWC and Galerie De Witte Voet

Launch DEMYSTIFIED by Nick Renshaw at EKWC and Galerie De Witte Voet

Book launch at EKWC, Oisterwijk, April 30

The director of Sundaymorning@ekwc, the European Ceramic Workcentre, Ranti Tjan, invites you for the book launch of Demystified, the European Ceramic Workcentre as Centre of Excellence by artist and researcher Nick Renshaw.
For the previous three years the author has worked with publisher Eleonoor Jap Sam and designer Montse Hernández i Sala towards realisation of the publication of his thesis (2013).

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Lecture Mark Pimlott 'We desire a kind of freedom: the public interior as idea and project'

Lecture Mark Pimlott 'We desire a kind of freedom: the public interior as idea and project'

In the West, we operate in a condition of interiority, an elaborate set of arrangements that are reflected in the built environment. These are the physical bases of the social contract, some of whose outcomes we might find unpalatable. There are realms within this condition where people become conscious of themselves in relation to their cities and others; and there are those in which this consciousness is sheltered, accommodated. 

The public interior is the pre-eminent public environment in the contemporary city. It is the space that historically and presently frames and situates the public. The public interior is, all too often, an instrument for the inculcation of predictable behaviour: a realm of control geared towards the acceptance of a social, political or economic order, rather than a realm for enfranchisement, association, or political action. Mark Pimlott’s recent book ‘The Public Interior as Idea and Project’ (Jap Sam Books, 2016) looked at a range of possibilities for the public interior that have emerged through time, finding––among the interiors as machines to which we have become supplicants––spaces for the imagination, for heightened consciousness of the self, the other and the world, interiors that offer a kind of freedom. The motifs employed by interiors that encouraged the latter are offered as models for the contemporary condition. 

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Book launches in Antwerp, 's-Hertogenbosch, Delft

Book launches in Antwerp, 's-Hertogenbosch, Delft

The Public Interior as Idea and Project

Book launch: Thursday November 3, 5.50 - 7 pm

Location: TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628CR Delft, first floor, east wing, in corridor of Department of Architecture/ Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities/ 01.Oost.410

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