Seminar ‘Oskar Hansen’s practice and heritage’
LA LOGE, a space for contemporary art, architecture and theory, is devoting three Saturday afternoons in March to the work and heritage of Oscar HANSEN (1922-2005).
Oskar HANSEN was an architect, theorist, pedagogue and artist who, in 1959, developed the theory of the ‘Open Form’, a philosophy putting human activity at the centre of every discipline.
With this dyanmic seminar, the organisers would like to bring the heritage and work of Hansen face to face with the practices and problems of the contemporary world, in a spirit of sharing and criticism based on documentation, contextual historical information and contributions from architects, theorists and Polish and international artists.
+++ here is the guests list
>>> La Loge (rue de l’Ermitage 86, 1050 Brussels) – voir la carte
>>> 14, 21 & 28 March 2015 – 14:00 > 18:00
>>> Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> seminar given in English
The seminar is co-commissionned by Aleksandra KĘDZIOREK, in collaboration with the Warsaw MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.
Dag BOUTSEN – architect, dean of the faculty of architecture KULeuven
Matthew CLAUDEL – researcher at MIT’s Senseable City Lab, co-author with Carlo Ratti of ‘Open-Source Architecture’
Aleksandra KĘDZIOREK – art historian, coordinator & curator of the Oskar Hansen research project at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Lucien KROLL – architect
Markus MIESSEN – architect, consultant and writer
Wendelien VAN OLDENBORGH – artist
UP (Koenraad DEDOBBELEER, artist + Kris KIMPE, architect)
LA LOGE is a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture and theory that began its activities in 2012.
Its aim is to develop a high-quality program that plays a critical role in today’s cultural conversations through specific and precise projects. Architects, artists, curators and cultural agents are invited to develop propositions in which they seek out the characteristic and the peculiar within their practices.
La Loge is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist. Public formats vary depending on the project; from exhibitions, symposiums, screenings, lectures, and performances to events’ series.
La Loge’s identity is drawn from the architectural gem that houses it, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders. La Loge values engagement of thought and feels particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use.
The small-scale format of La Loge contributes to a context where intimate and direct conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained.
La Loge is a privately initiated non-profit association founded by architect Philippe Rotthier. Its board members are: Thierry Belenger (design expert and curator), Geneviève François (former Wallonie-Bruxelles delegate), Bartomeu Marí (director of MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), Caroline Mierop (director of the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels) and its founder and patron, Philippe Rotthier (architect). All members of the board are professionally engaged in initiatives that deal with and question art, architecture and design. La Loge’s director is Anne-Claire Schmitz.