Lecture John Macarthur

in concurrence with masterclass Luc Deleu-T.O.P. Office.

Thursday 24 March 2011, 1 pm
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Language: English
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In the week of 21 thru 25 March 2011 Stroom Den Haag hosts the masterclass 'Luc Deleu-T.O.P. Office: Orban Space'. This masterclass, attended by 21 students participate, will feature contributions by an international group of writers, designers and researchers mee. During the week, three of the experts will give a lecture open to the general public. On March 25 the students will present and talk about the final results of the workshops.

22 March 2011, 8 pm: lectures Felicity Scott and Metahaven
24 March 2011, 1 pm: lecture John Macarthur
25 March 2011, 3--6 pm: presentation results

The masterclass Luc Deleu-T.O.P. Office: Orban Space intends to investigate the work of the Belgian architect-artist Luc Deleu within art and architecture historical frameworks, as well as position his practice from the 1960s onwards in a more broad social and political context. The masterclass is also in preparation for the upcoming exhibition at Stroom Den Haag and a new publication by Valiz Publishers, both planned for 2012. The participating experts will all contribute to this publication.

John Macarthur is Dean of Architecture and Head of the School at the University of Queensland, Australia. He directs the research group ATCH (Architecture, theory, criticism, history). He writes on the cultural history and aesthetics of architecture, and is an active critic of contemporary work. His work has appeared in Assemblage, Architecture Research Quarterly, The Journal of Architecture, Architectural Theory Review, and Oase. His book 'The Picturesque: architecture, disgust and other irregularities' was published by Routledge in 2007. With his colleagues in ATCH he is currently working on projects on the 20th century reception of Baroque architecture, on criticism and aesthetics, and on the architecture of Queensland.

The masterclass'Luc Deleu - T.O.P. Office: Orban Space' is organized by the master research program Visual Arts, Media & Architecture (VAMA) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in collaboration with T.O.P. Office, Stroom Den Haag and Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren. The masterclass is also made possible by VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands Architecture Fund, Fonds BKVB and deBuren.

publication John Macarthur
John Macarthur tijdens zijn presentatie bij Stroom
photo: Stroom Den Haag