The Knight's Move: Ilka Ruby 'Architecture for you and me!'

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 20 hrs
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Admission: € 5,- (students: € 2,50)
Language: English
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Ilka Ruby is a publisher and curator in Berlin. Together with her partner partner Andreas Ruby she founded Ruby Press in 2008, a publishing house specialzling in architecture, urbanism and art. After years of obsession with the icon and the star architect, there seems to be a shift in architecture: a shift from architecture as a product to the production of space, from form to performance, from parametrics to politics. But how is one to communicate this? In architectural media, buildings are still fetishized as objects, shown at the very moment after completion - and before use. In their publications and exhibitions, Ilka & Andreas Ruby aim to establish new ways of looking at architecture, ways that celebrate architecture as a spatial disposition that we can individually and collectively appropriate.

Ruby Press doesn not publish typical coffeetable books filled with glossy pictures, but no boring text books either. They aim for something in between. Focusring on publications like Building Brazil! (2011), City of God—Cidade de Deus! (2013) and Minha Casa - Nossa Cidade (2014) Ilka Ruby will reflect on the way Ruby Press communicates.

Ilka & Andreas Ruby founded Textbild, an Agency of architectural communication, in 2001 and Ruby Press, a publishing house specialized in books on architecture, art, and other cultural practices engaged in the production of space in contemporary society, in 2008. They are committed to contemporary architecture and design, write essays, design books, curate exhibitions and organize symposia. Their exhibitions include: Endless Bauhaus, part of the Modell Bauhaus exhibition in Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin (2009); Druot, Lacaton & Vassal—Tour Bois le Prêtre for the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt (2012); and Treasures in Disguise, the Pavilion representing Montenegro at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice (2014)
Ilka Ruby also taught at Cornell University, Berlin University of the Arts, and the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf.

The Knight's Move
Survey season 2014-2015
is a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, Stroom Den Haag likewise wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.

For the 2014-2015 series Stroom Den Haag invited as partners: Lectoraat Art & Public Space (LAPS) and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Two of the lectures will also take place at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Media partners of The Knight's Move 2014-2015 are The Pop-Up City and Open!

The Knight's Move lectures are made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL and the Haagse Bluf Fonds.

Archive The Knight's Move lectures 2009-present

Pop-Up City, 12 January 2015

      Wednesday 21 Jan '15 20 hrs
      Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
      Entrance: € 5,- (students: € 2,50)