Launch OASE 96 Social Poetics— The Architecture of Use and Appropriation
OASE 96 examines the remarkable revival of design practices that focus on questions of use and appropriation in architecture. The essays in this issue proceed from the non-coinciding nature of the ways in which a building is conceived and how it is subsequently used. By means of case studies and critical reflections on a variety of architectural practices, the authors demonstrate how the use and appropriation of architecture can be part of a socio-poetic process from which architectural meaning may be derived.
Between the faith in the autonomy of architecture on the one hand and design practices centred on the user on the other lies a whole range of practices that address the traditional separation between design and use in a productive way. In this issue, the contrast between design and use is not perceived as a problem that needs to be resolved, but as a productive area of tension within which architecture is created.
Eds: Michiel Dehaene, Els Vervloesem, Marleen Goethals, Hüsnü Yegenoglu
Authors: Tobias Armborst, Ruth Baumeister, Gideon Boie, Gabriel Cuéllar, Luc Deleu, Bruno De Meulder, Ariane d’Hoop, Daniel D’Oca, Caroline Dionne, Bert Gellynck, Marleen Goethals, Thierry Kandjee, James Longfield, Casey Mack, Petra Pferdmenges, Cynthia Susilo, Georgeen Theodore, Geoffrey Thün, Fie Vandamme, Fabio Vanin, Kathy Velikov, Paul Vermeulen, SueAnne Ware.