ARCHIPHOENIX - Faculties for Architecture

Streams
View the available streams from the roundtables, speeddates and lectures that have been taking place in the Dutch pavilion during the opening week of the Architectural Biennale in Venice (for more about the talks and their participants scroll down the page):


ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

11/09/2008


BEYOND THE PROFITABLE SIMPLICITY INTO THE SOCIETAL SUSTAINABILITY
WHY WE MAKE - Is there another drive to practice beyond economic pragmatics?

Alejandro Aravena, Elemental, Santiago de Chile
Jeanne van Heeswijk, Rotterdam
Kai Vöckler, Archis Intervention Prishtina, Berlin

Moderator: Ole Bouman, NAI, Rotterdam

 


BEYOND THE ARTIFACT
WHAT WE MAKE - What is the product or the outcome of architecture beyond building?

Matthias Rick / Markus Bader, Raumlabor, Berlin
Lorenzo Romito / Francesco Carreri, Stalker/Osservatorio Nomade, Rome
Daniel van der Velden, Metahaven, Amsterdam

Moderator: Peter Lang, Texas A&M Santa Chiara Center, Environmental Design Theorist, Rome/New York



BEYOND THE SINGULAR INTO THE COLLABORATIVE
HOW WE WORK - How to shift from the genius to operating in the reality of network society?

Tomislav Medak, Multimedia Institute and Marko Sancanin, Platforma 9.81, Zagreb
Markus Miessen, Studio Miessen, co-editor of ‘Did Someone Say Participate?’, London
Damon Rich, Center for Urban Pedagogy, New York

Moderator: Joseph Grima, Store Front Gallery, New York

 


BEYOND POWER, TO EMPOWERMENT

FOR WHOM WE MAKE- Who are the new clients emerging that architecture must address?
Teddy Cruz, Studio Teddy Cruz, San Diego
Andreas Ruby, critic, theorist, curator, Berlin

Eyal Weizman, Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, London

Moderator: Miguel Robles - Duran, Berlage Institute / TU Delft, Cohabitation Strategies, Rotterdam

 


BEYOND THE SUSTAINABLE: CHALLENGING THE FLOW OF RESOURCES, MATERIALS AND PEOPLE WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE (AND UN-MAKE) - What would radical ecology imply for architecture?
Pliny Fisk III, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin Texas
Jan Jongert, 2012 Architects, Rotterdam

Ton Matton, Matton office, Wendorf/Rotterdam
François Roche, R & SIE (n), Paris

Moderator: Piet Vollaard, ArchiNed, Smart Architecture Foundation, Rotterdam

 

 

SPEED DATE MARATHON

12/09/2008

 

26 speakers interviewed about their take on practice and education in a 7 hours conversation marathon with Jord den Hollander (architect and filmmaker):

 

Contributors by: Andre Dekker (Observatorium), Piet Vollaard (ArchiNed), Jeroen van Schooten (Meyer&VanSchooten), Gian Piero Frassinelli (Superstudio), Robert Winkel (Mei Architecten), Elma van Boxtel & Kristian Koreman (ZUS), Ivan Kucina (Faculty of Architecture Belgrade), Aleksandar Ostan (Open Circle), Håkon Matre Aasarød & Erlend Blakstad Haffner (Fantastic Norway), Malkit Shoshan (FAST), Lidewij Edelkoort (Design Academy Eindhoven), Matthijs Bouw (One Architecture), Allard Jolles (Dutch Government Buildings Agency), Lauren Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP office), Ton Venhoeven (VenhoevenCS), Remy Ramaekers (Droog Design), Shumon Basar (Architectural Association, Tank Magazine), Cecilia Andersson (Werk), Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss (Normal Architecture Office), Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer (Networked Cultures), Ole Bouwman (NAi), Mark Wigley (Columbia University), Tor Lindstrand & Mårten Spångberg (International Festival), Winy Maas (MVRDV), John Thackara (Doors of Perception) and Mels Crouwel (Benthem & Crouwel).

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER MARATHON

13/09/2008


BEYOND THE SINGULAR INTO THE COLLABORATIVE:
HOW WE WORK - How to shift from the genius to operating in the reality of network society?

Andrew Bullen, Media Guild, Amsterdam

 


BEYOND THE PROFITABLE SIMPLICITY INTO THE SOCIETAL SUSTAINABILITY
WHY WE MAKE - Is there another drive to practice beyond economic pragmatics?
Douglas Slater, historian and political theorist, London, UK



BEYOND POWER, TO EMPOWERMENT

FOR WHOM WE MAKE - Who are the new clients emerging that architecture must address?

Héctor Torres Casado, vice-minister of Planification and Consumption of the Ministry of Peoples Power for Housing and Habitat of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

 


BEYOND THE SUSTAINABLE: CHALLENGING THE FLOW OF RESOURCES, MATERIALS AND PEOPLE

WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE (AND UN-MAKE) - What would radical ecology imply for architecture?

John Thackara, Doors of Perception, Montpellier / London
followed by book launch: Italian edition of ‘In The Bubble’

 


BEYOND THE ARTIFACT
WHAT WE MAKE - What is the product or the outcome of architecture beyond building?

Irit Rogoff, Goldsmiths, University of London, London

 

Book
This, partly pre-printed book, is based on the debates, lectures, speed dates and interviews that have been taking place in the Dutch pavilion from 9-14 September. Both book and its content have been produced on the spot, in one week time. Each book is edited by another editor or editorial group.

 

Check the individual chapters of the book (PDF, 3-4 MB per chapter):

 

Book 0

 

Book 1

 

Book 2

 

Book 3

 

Book 4

 

Book 5

 

Timelapse

Watch a timelapse/stopmotion video of the buid-up of the pavilion.

 

About

Pavilion entrance

ARCHIPHOENIX - Faculties for Architecture has turned the Dutch Pavilion, at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice, into a weeklong stage for research and exploration and a debate platform focussing on the capacities and capabilities of architecture - beyond building. ARCHIPHOENIX takes the recent burning-down of the Faculty of Architecture in Delft as starting point for an exploration of what values to defend, what territories to explore and what practices to develop as an architect. The fire seems to open a new era, it gives the architecture community a chance to reposition itself and the opportunity to question whether thinking in terms of buildings is the solution to the issues and demands that we face in the near future. In short: the faculties for architecture, in the sense of its multiple capacities, powers, capabilities. A question mark rather than an exclamation mark.

 

While on the one hand, global pressures - massive population growth, economic instabilities, limits of the resources available, just to name a few - urge architects to radically reconsider their tools, products and models of working, a growing number of practices already showcase possible directions. How could they be made to work - on a scale that answers the challenges ahead?

 

The project focuses on five questions each architect encounters: WHY WE MAKE - beyond the profitable simplicity into the social sustainability, WHAT WE MAKE - beyond the artifact, HOW WE WORK - beyond the singular into the collaborative, FOR WHOM WE MAKE - beyond power to empowerment, and finally WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE (AND UN-MAKE) - beyond the sustainable: challenging the flow of resources, materials and people. These five seemingly simple, yet essential questions, if put to face challenges ahead become serious issues for discussion.

 

Pavilion interior

 

From 9-14 September, during the Biennale opening days,the project has taken the opportunity to engage the vast network of architects and other professionals present in a direct exchange either as speakers, interviewers, moderators. To make it all happen a number of active and engaged people joined in a role of editors in this collaborative effort, to produce the six ‘boogazines’ made on-site. The spatial setting itself has been changing on a daily basis to accommodate dinner, round tables, speed dates, lectures, workshop, and an on-site instantly edited video and book production unit. While the pavilion has been acting as a temporary 'school', the produced content aims to become an imaginary curriculum for architecture beyond division on education and practice. The results of this dense process are on show in the Dutch Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, until 23 November 2008.

 

Exhibition

Exhibition overview

 

Download exhibition plan (PDF, 117KB)

Download exhibition plan 3D (PDF, 11KB)

 

Location

Dutch Pavilion (Next to the Italian Pavilion)

Giardini di Castello

La Biennale di Venezia

 

Route: http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/info/



Contact

For more information please contact archiphoenix@nai.nl or visit us on Flickr, join the Archiphoenix group and add your pictures.

 

Press

Download the press release:

NAi: Burning questions, unconventional answers


Further press information and photos can be obtained via the press section of the NAi, where you also can contact the Communications Team of the NAi.


Colophon

Commissioned by

Ole Bouman

 

Curators

Saskia van Stein
STEALTH.ultd (Ana Dzokic / Marc Neelen)

 

Editorial Team

Lilet Breddels / Christian Ernsten / Jeanne van Heeswijk / Dennis Kaspori / Peter Lang / Billy Nolan / Arjen Oosterman / Miguel Robles-Duran / Piet Vollaard

 

Book Graphic Design

Coralie Vogelaar


Spatial Design

STEALTH.ultd (Ana Dzokic / Marc Neelen)
Saskia van Stein


Production Coordinator

Suzanne Kole

 

Production Assistent

Erik Jutten, Lieke Sauren

 

Camera - Audio - Edit

Gonny Jungst / Louk van Kalmthout / David Lingerak / Vincent Vriens / Jeroen Vallenduck

 

Communication Coordinator

Marlies Dijkstra


Coordinator International Activities

Fanny Smelik

 

Website

Pepijn Lemmens

 

Organisers Future Faculty

Elbert Arens / Friso Gouwetor / Jorrit Verduin / Arend van Waart / Jean-Paul Willemse (TU Delft)


Construction team

Xylos


Cook

Arjen de Leeuw


Many thanks to

Wytze Patijn, Agnes Wijers and all Building for Bouwkunde Participants (TU Delft)
Igor Dobricic / Ivan Kucina / Marjetica Potrc / Lara Schrijver / Roemer van Toorn / Alexander Vollebregt / and all the participants taking part in the program

 

NAI   OCW    Biennale di Venezia

The Dutch submission to the 11th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, is organised by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) at the invitation and with funding from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

From 2013 the NAI is part of The New Institute