We are still looking for motivated participants to make our Copenhagen Excursion unforgettable.
It only costs €265,- for an Argus member and we give an informative and fun week (23 – 27 November 2017) in return.
The submission is closing so be fast ! Register here
See below for more details about schedule and this year’s theme: Mapping the Pedestrian-Oriented City
Thank you everyone for joining us in an evening of celebrations!
It was wonderful to see new members, as well as familiar faces from the previous years.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did 🙂
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Each beginning of the year ARGUS organizes a call for committee members. We are looking for bold and passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to join us and partake in architectural debate via curation of events and publications.
Already expressed your interest in the membership form?
Email us for more details or drop by our office at Bg.Oost.500 [map].
Architecture and Collective Identity in the Contemporary City
This year’s Night of Philosophy will address the question of collective identity in the contemporary city. This notion is difficult to define in today’s fragmented and interconnected world, being constantly reshaped by factors like new forms of media, hypermobility, multiculturalism and diversity.
With: Richard Sennett, Fenneke Wekker, Elma van Boxel (ZUS), and Charlie Koolhaas. Moderator: Carola Hein.
On 30th. – 31st March, ARGUS and Writingplace teamed up to organise a 2-day workshop and seminar on the topic of narrative imagination and perception in relation to architectural design. The seminar provided the theoretical foundation for the workshop.
Klaske Havik presented the new book that she co-edited: Writingplace, a diverse collection of academic and literary essays on literature and design. Wim van den Bergh, professor in architecture at RWTH Aachen University, did an intricate description of the projects and educational methods of John Hejduk, with whom he worked at Cooper Union. Bart Keunen, professor in comparative literature at Ghent University, laid out a theoretical framework on narrative imagination.
During the workshop, participants took their current projects or previous projects and used literary design methods to activate the narrative qualities of their design. For some participants, this meant to shift their perspective: one student wrote and performed a monologue as a forgotten colonial statue in Bogota, another wrote poems as a raindrop falling on a building, the buildings suddenly unfolding as a world of edges and surfaces to flow along. For other participants it meant to view their project in a specific scenario: an evening party in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway took off in the anti-chamber and living room of a MSc1 project.
If you’re interested in getting more information about literature and architecture, read more on Writingplace: http://writingplace.org/
ARGUS is looking for a diverse new board for the academic year or 2017/2018! ARGUS Board is based on part-time (about one day per week) commitment of 6 students, who will all have their specific roles within the board. You can continue your own studies next to it without any problems. The term officially begins September 2017 and lasts through the academic year.
Read more here!