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Ernst van der Hoeven will present a lecture (SOURCE #6) this week on Thursday 23 February at Design Academy Eindhoven. The reading is titled: ‘Nature needs heroes!’ and is especially for DAE master students.

Ernst van der Hoeven studied art history with a specialisation in architecture at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. In 1994, he co-founded the Rotterdam based architectural historian office Crimson, with a hybrid practice taking the contemporary city as its object. In 2000, he moved to Milan to study landscape architecture at the Politecnico. After his graduation in 2002, he started his own office in Amsterdam: EVDH, studio for the urban landscape. With his studio he designs landscapes, curates exhibitions, makes works of art, teaches and consults on the restoration and exploration of nature in the urban environment. Together with artist Frank Bruggeman and graphic designer Samira Ben Laloua he founded and publishes Club Donny, a journal on the personal experience of nature in an urban environment.

These questions and possible answers will be addressed in his lecture and workshop (a.o.): what does the actual inner-city nature and its representation consist of?  What forms the relation between the city and the countryside in past, present and potential future? How can serendipity and time be taken into account while designing? How can the notion of quality be defined and mapped in (the design for) public space?

Published: 21-Feb-2012 12:52


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