On March 9, we kicked off our spring Berlage Keynote series with a lecture by Guy Nordenson
This spring semester, speakers include Guy Nordenson, Office Winhov, Dyvik Kahlen, Alice Bucknell, Studio MNM, Luis Fernandez-Galiano, and Adamo-Faiden.
The lecture is avalable online at theberlage.nl/archive
Ways of Worlding led by Alice Bucknell
The Berlage is pleased to announce its upcoming theory master class entitled “Ways of Worlding” led by Alice Bucknell with contributions by Lawrence Lek, Sahej Rahal, and Elvia Wilk. What is a world and how is it made? How can the creative and critical practice of worldbuilding help us imagine alternative visions for the present and future worlds to come? In this two-week-long masterclass, North American artist and writer Alice Bucknell will introduce participants to multiple narrative and aesthetic strategies for making worlds, traversing architecture, ecology, technology, philosophy, magic, game engines, and collaborations with artificial intelligence. The two weeks will be complemented by a series of public lectures and will conclude with a public event and exhibition on Friday, April 21.
River Atlas, an exhibition in the Department of Architecture corridor
River Atlas culminates the fall 2023 incarnation of the Berlage’s long-standing Project NL course organized in collaboration with TU Delft Library and Allmaps. An attempt to understand the river landscapes of the Netherlands—not as givens but rather products of complex sets of decisions, negotiations, aspirations, and at times arbitrary events—it traces broader historical shifts such as the Enlightenment’s effort to engineer nature, moments of hesitation, and gradual aspirations for coexistence.
River Atlas will be exhibited in the Department of Architecture corridor, located on the first floor of the TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment’s eastern wing, from Tuesday, January 31 to Wednesday, March 1.
River Atlas, in collaboration with Allmaps
For the River Atlas, The Berlage collaborated with Allmaps, a platform of open source tools for curating, georeferencing and exploring digitized maps. Allmaps works on the basis of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), which is implemented by an increasing number of libraries and archives worldwide in order to share their digital collections
Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, Plan E, Plan F, Plan G, Plan H, Plan I, Plan J, Plan K, Plan L, Plan M, Plan N, Plan O, Plan P, Plan Q, Plan R, Plan S, Plan T, Plan U, Plan V, Plan W, Plan X, Plan Y, Plan Z.
This public event and exhibition concluded the design master class, entitled "We wrote a master plan, on a piece of paper, but we lost it," led by Bristol-based duo John Wood and Paul Harrison. Throughout the two weeks, students explored ideas of space, performance, composition, comedy, and movement, which manifested themselves in four films, four structures, and four manifestos.
Contribution to the 10th Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
Together the collective projects Travel Agency, Supermarket, and Fashion House explore the spatial implications of the three largest global industries: tourism, food, and fashion; they speculate on contemporary architecture's capacity to push the boundaries of material cultures and natural resources.
The contribution is part of the exhibition FUTURE GENERATION in the Keilezaal which showcases a group of young design practitioners representing the promise for a hopeful future, both in the short-term and in the long run.
From the Berlage Archive
On January 2023, Dorte Mandrup presented the lecture "A Dialogue Between Place and Form."