article by Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost

Scrolling through the long list of victims of Friday 13 November 2015 in Paris, we see a heart-rending portrait of a young cosmopolitan generation from very diverse backgrounds: from the banlieues to the world of international architecture. They are not only lucky students who have seen the world on fellowships or foreign tourists enjoying themselves in Paris’s concert venues and trendy bars. Some of the victims were French citizens who had emigrated from Chile as children; others have parents who emigrated from Algeria or Congo in the 1970s.

The victims represent an urban class that is extremely mobile, with networks of relations that spread across the whole world that can be quickly mobilised for work or a place to stay.


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Crimsons panoramic drawing ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ will be part of the exhibition Who Owns The Street? in the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, opening on February 20th 2016. ‘Do You Hear the People Sing?’ is currently also on show at the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen.


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Crimson Architectural Historians and Hugo Corbett are proud to announce the presentation of “Do You Hear the People Sing?” at the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen. The Biennale is themed Re-Living the City and will take place in Shenzhen (China) from December 4th 2015 until February 28th 2016.

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” is a contribution to the exhibition ‘Radical Urbanism: The Future of Urban Life Is Informal’ curated by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumper in the main exhibition venue. With “Do You Hear the People Sing?” Crimson will evoke a worldwide history of decennia in a 24 meter long panoramic drawing that is composed of ten scenes of riots and protests, fused with their spatial environments. It presents an allegorical street scene in which architecture, protesters, instruments of authority, slogans and other paraphernalia tell a story of the street as the place where democracy is viscerally shaped and represented.


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Karakteristieken en kwaliteiten van een monumentaal kantoorgebouw
Amsterdam

Deze studie onderzoekt de waarde en kwaliteiten van kantoorgebouw Rivierstaete te Amsterdam. Het gebouw kwam tot stand tussen 1967-1973, als een van de laatste grote projecten van architect Huig Maaskant (1907-1977). Het werd gebouwd in opdracht van de Hammerson Bank voor Onroerendgoed Zaken Property Corporation NV. Voor dit project werkte Maaskant samen met architecten H.H. van Herwerden en Sir Basil Spence.


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Waardestellend onderzoek
Amersfoort

Crimson Architectural Historians is door Schipper Bosch gevraagd een waardenstellend onderzoek te doen naar het voormalige Erdalfabriekscomplex (in de volksmond bekend als Prodentfabriek) in Amersfoort. Het onderzoek vormt een inhoudelijke verdieping op de rijke cultuurhistorische studie die in 2008 is gedaan door het bureau De Onderste Steen in opdracht van Stichting Industrieel Erfgoed in de Stad Amersfoort (SIESTA). Aanleiding voor de actualisatie van dit onderzoek is de voorgenomen aanwijzing van de Prodentfabriek als gemeentelijk monument en de wens tot het hebben van een inzichtelijk kaderdocument, waaraan eventuele toekomstige ruimtelijke en programmatische (ontwerp)beslissingen voor verdere ontwikkeling van de panden getoetst kunnen worden.


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You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition The Banality of Good. Six decades of New Towns, Architects, Money and Politics, on October 8th, at 6 PM at the Nubuke Foundation in Accra.


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September 5th, 2015, Queen Anne building of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London
A day long exploration of London’s rapidly transforming periphery

"This one day event, on September 5th, will bring together writers, historians, architects and economists to discuss the development of London’s peripheral boroughs. Doughnut will be the first event of its kind – an adventurous celebration of all things Outer London and a critical reflection on the rapid transformation that the city’s periphery is currently experiencing."

15.00 Future of Housing in the Periphery
Wouter Vanstiphout | Michelle Provoost
You can tell a lot about a city from its edges. The periphery can be a test bed for social and urban experimentation but also a challenging territory fraught with tension and socioeconomic challenges. In this session Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost of the Rotterdam-based Crimson Architectural Historians, explore the potential of London’s edges drawing comparisons from their extensive experience working with European cities and a radical reading of London’s post-riot landscape.


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Crimson Architectural Historians is proud to announce the presentation of their installation “The Granary: Food Security, Cities and Architecture” in the MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome, taking place from May 29th until November 8th 2015.


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Beknopte cultuur- en bouwhistorische verkenning
Rotterdam

Aan de westelijke Schiekade in Rotterdam staat tussen het pas gerestaureerde Emmahuis (1930) en het verzorgingshuis De Heul (1991), een imposante wit geschilderde 19e eeuwse stadsvilla met een bijzonder verleden.


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Bouwhistorisch Onderzoek
Rotterdam

Crimson Architectural Historians is door BAM Utiliteitsbouw gevraagd een bouwhistorisch onderzoek te doen naar Stadion Feyenoord, in de volksmond de Kuip genoemd. Aanleiding voor deze vraag vormt de voorgenomen grootschalige vernieuwbouw van het gemeentelijk monument.


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Join us on January 20th at Pakhuis de Zwijger for an evening around our new book ‘Design & Politics #6 – Are we the World?’ The event is part of the Urban Books program. Speakers include Wouter Vanstiphout, Henk Ovink, Markus Appenzeller, Saskia van Stein, Marta Relats, Ekim Tan, Michelle Provoost, Roberto Rocco and others.


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International Lecture Series
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

Date: 19.11.2014
Time: 16:30


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’Het bestuur van de Pierre Bayle Stichting maakt bekend dat de Pierre Bayleprijzen voor kunstkritiek dit jaar worden toegekend aan designcriticus Ed van Hinte en architectuurcriticus Wouter Vanstiphout. Beide laureaten krijgen hun prijs op maandag 1 december uitgereikt door Guus Beumer in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Belangstellenden zijn van harte welkom om de bijeenkomst bij te wonen.’


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"Zijn smart cities de toekomst? In groeilanden rijzen heel wat nieuwe hypermoderne steden uit de grond, maar in Europa heeft de trend zich nog niet doorgetrokken. Geert Bourgeois (Vlaams Minister-President), Joachim Declerck (expert stadsontwikkeling voor ArchitectWorkroom), Gaetan Hannecart (CEO Matexi) en Michelle Provoost (International New Town Institute) hebben zo hun bedenkingen bij deze evolutie van private ’connected’ steden."


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On September 25th 2014 the publication Ontwerpen aan het spoor (edited by Michelle Provoost and Annuska Pronkhorst with Wijnand Galema) was presented. This richly illustrated book was commissioned by Bureau Spoorbouwmeester and published by nai010 publishers, and traces how, after World War II, the design of pretty much everything on and around the Dutch railway was used to provide the traveller with a recognizable, safe and comfortable travel experience. With essays on trains, architecture, communication, art, railway bridges and the privatization of rail by Wouter Vanstiphout, Cassandra Wilkins, Wijnand Galema, Timo de Rijk, Ewan Lentjes and Victor Lansink.


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Long interview with Michelle Provoost and Wouter Vanstiphout on A Clockwork Jerusalem. On twenty years of Crimson Architectural Historians, the International New Town Institute, Design As Politics and Architectural History in general with a great closing tune by the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir singing ’Blue Monday’.


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Lecture and debate
Thursday 19 June 20:00 – 21:30

"The Venice Architecture Biennale opened on Saturday 7 June. Director Rem Koolhaas has invited the curators of all national pavilions to present exhibitions that respond to the theme ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014’."

On Thursday 19 June Het Nieuwe Instituut welcomes the curators of the Dutch and the British Biennale pavilions.


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June 5 and 6, Venice, Italy

Curated by Hans Ibelings and promoted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, the second edition of Greenhouse Talk consists in conversations on the future of architecture in a changing world. The event will take place in Venice, at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal on June 5 and 6, from 9 to 11 am, during the preview of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.


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recente cultuur- en bouwhistorische onderzoeken



Rivierstaete
Amsterdam - 2015

Voormalig Erdal complex
Amersfoort - 2015

Schiekade 45
Rotterdam - 2015


Standaardstation type Beilen
Nederland - 2013

Maaskade 113-115
Rotterdam - 2013



Station Enschede
Enschede - 2011

De Constant Rebecque Kazerne
Eindhoven - 2010

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