Publication X Agendas for Architecture
An agenda is a list, to record what needs to be done. An agenda offers an organisation, to structure life. An agenda requires consensus, shared agreements. An agenda displays a timetable, to schedule the future. An agenda unfolds a plan, to manifest an alternative. An agenda provides a margin, to note observations. An agenda has intent, to pursue targets and goals. An agenda proclaims an idea, to lay out a vision. An agenda specifies a topic or issue, to be worked out. An agenda implies....
The chair of Public Building and the research group 'Border Conditions and Territories' are pleased to announce the publication of X Agendas for Architecture. Edited by Marc Schoonderbeek, Oscar Rommens and Loed Stolte X Agendas for Architecture offers an overview of recent agendas for architecture, presenting a discourse between a range of contributors to highlight issues and extend questions on the necessity of ‘an’ agenda within the historical turning point(s) of contemporary architecture. This speculative publication collates ideas from architectural professionals and educators to the up-and-coming generation of agenda-makers.
In order of appearance: Javier Quintana, Gijs Wallis de Vries, Marc Koehler, Sang Lee, Alexander Wright, Manuel Gausa, Urs Hirschberg, Patrik Schumacher, Christopher Platt, Gerard van Zeijl, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Martine De Maeseneer, Leonel Moura, Malkit Shoshan, Weimin Zhuang, Sarah Lorenzen, Michiel Riedijk, Marcos Cruz, Pnina Avidar, Henriette Bier, François Roche, Toomas Tammis, Machiel Spaan, Hannah Le Roux, José Maria Nava Townsend, and Micha de Haas.
Symposium and lecture series ‘X Agendas for Architecture’
The book is the indirect result of the symposium and lecture series ‘X Agendas for Architecture’ organized by the Delft University of Technology’s architecture research group ‘Border Conditions & Territories’ at the end of 2011, in which a number of architects, theoreticians and scholars gave presentations of their work. In the course of this year, the themes, agendas and opinions presented in X Agendas for Architecture will be part of a series of discussions involving a broader audience interested in future agendas for architecture.
The official launch of the book will be held in the Dutch Pavilion at the upcoming Venice Biennale (on Friday 27 May, at 12:30). Further details about this event will be made available shortly.