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Online lecture by OLE BOUMAN: Designing Distance 29/04


We invite you to join our GOING PUBLIC (online) lecture #11, part of the Mediating Tactics engagement curated by Thierry Berlemont:

‘Designing Distance’

Wednesday 29/04/2020, 20h30
The link to follow the lecture is allready available: https://zoom.us/j/92885749886

Architecture has so many ways to address the dilemmas now millions are facing, how to organize life in lockdown, social distancing, separation, or working remotely. How to design presence in absence?

Ole Bouman is since 2015 the Founding Director of the new design museum and platform Design Society in Shenzhen, now in the second year of its full operation and listed by Time Magazine among the World Top 100 Greatest Places. Past roles include editor-in-chief of Volume (2005-2007, a magazine he co-founded with OMA and Columbia University) and director of the national Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) (2006-2013). He worked as a curator for Manifesta 3 (2000), and curated nationale pavilions at the Biennales of Shenzhen, São Paulo and Venice. He was Creative Director of the Urbanism/Architecture Bi-City Biennale Shenzhen (UABB) in 2013-14. His publications include The Invisible in Architecture (co-author, 1994), Ubiquitous China (2006), Architecture of Consequence (2009) and (co-editor, 2017) Design Society: the Making of a New Creative Platform. Bouman taught architecture and design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Hong Kong. In 2018 he received the Shenzhen Creative Influencer Award.

The GOING PUBLIC program of the Faculty of Architecture is a series of lectures, exhibitions and publications organized throughout the year highlighting certain themes and topics that are important within each of the 4+1 Engagements: Urban Cultures, Mediating Tactics, Craftsmanship, Legacy and the Brussels Way.