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Finissage / SURRENDER/RESISTANCE _ (the) UN:ADAPTED 12/01/21

Join us for the online finissage of the master studio
(Tutors: Thierry Berlemont and Wim Van der Vurst)

  • 12/01/21, 5pm
  • Join the Zoom meeting here.

Surrender-Resistance is a design studio centred on experiment and speculation. It proposes a moment of reorientation or re-set, and aims at a reflection on critical points of architectural interest. The core of the studio’s approach is the relation of the student with a phenomenon, problem or experience, and its associated critical points or singularities where known laws no longer apply, become extreme, or even contradictory. Surrender/Resistance invites an apprehension of issues from the perspective of extremes, of apparent contradiction, ambivalence and paradox.

This year, the half century of work and practice of Antwerp-based TOP-office/Luc Deleu will be the studio’s reference and source. The studio will engage with a selection of works, ideas and approaches of this office, drawing upon the notion of the UN:ADAPTED. It will run parallel to the exhibition ‘Future Plans’ at the Flanders Architecture Institute. The results of the master studio will be part of a public showcase, and possibly be included in the finissage of the exhibition at deSingel.

Surrender/Resistance is part of the Master Engagement ‘Mediating Tactics’, in which the discipline and practice of architecture, and the role of the architect in contemporary society, is critically questioned. This studio was conceived in close collaboration with Marc Godts.

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