Lukas Feireiss

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Lecture in Arnhem

Gestalten Architecture editor Lukas Feireiss is going to speak in Arnhem as part of a special lecture on the topics of Spacecraft and Beyond Architecture.

Spacecraft presents projects that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture. On the one hand, the book features flexible, fleeting structures that only exist for a limited time. On the other hand, Spacecraft focuses on spaces that are used temporarily. Whether vacation homes, urban hideouts, art projects, pavilions or studios, all of the included work is distinguished by a playful, unconventional use of space.

Beyond Architecture is the first publication of its kind to document the creative exploration of architecture and urban propositions in the contemporary arts. The projects collected in this book demonstrate how not only architects and designers but also artists are taking architecture as a starting point for experimentation. They range from performance, installation art and crafted sculptures to architectural models, alternative ideas for living spaces and furniture, as well as illustration, painting, collage and photography. Through stunning photography, visuals and complementary texts, these visionary concepts reveal the hidden creative potential for architecture and urban environments in inventive ways.

The second part of the lecture consists of short presentations (in Dutch) from artist and architects from Arnhem: Oscar Lourens, Rob Voerman, Hans Jungerius, Rob Sweere and Peter Groot. Their work is interesting in relation to the topics of Lukas Feireiss.

Spacecraft Beyond Architecture, Tuesday April 14th 2009 at Showroom Arnhem, Langstraat 20, Arnhem