Journeys and translation

How do ideas and material things related to architecture change during their journeys, and how do these changes affect our environment? By looking at the transfer of knowledge from one place to another and the physical reconfiguration of communities over time, it’s possible to uncover the process of translation that takes place during the global movement of architectural issues.

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Adri Duivesteijn Goes to Porto

Excerpts from an interview

Álvaro Siza with residents of the Schilderswijk neighbourhood at the Spatial Development Laboratory (ROL), 1986

Between 1980 and 1989 Adri Duivesteijn was Alderman of Housing, Physical Planning, and Urban Renewal of the City of The Hague, and he was deputy mayor between 1986 and 1989. His collaboration with Álvaro Siza on a social housing project in the Schilderswijk neighbourhood was the first of many commissions that he initiated to bring international architects to build in The Hague.

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This is an excerpt from an interview we did with Adri Duivesteijn for our exhibition Corner, Block, Neighbourhood, Cities: Álvaro Siza in Berlin and The Hague, which was presented in 2015 and 2016.


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