rotative research Edition 02 A visual conversation based on photography, with eight people from different cities and disciplines a.o. graphic design, social anthropology and philosophy, about places that don’t reveal where they are, with a focus on contextually conflicting transformations, where we find discontinuities, contradictions, paradoxes and dualities. Questions: What if we continue to build like this, similar buildings and architectural styles in all our cities... What does it mean to have a homogeneous reality? What part of the identity gets lost in these projects? What kind of values remain?
Simultaneity in Cities
We experimented with different formulas of ‘rotative dialogues’.
Noortje De Leij
About the project rotative researchOur practice as architects requires us to question the way architecture and city planning are done today. Therefore, in december 2017, we initiated a project on this topic, that has developed in five editions. By combining an experimental and phenomenological approach with open dialogues and critical reflection, we search for new ways to experience, understand and debate the transformation of our built environment, and aim to involve a wider audience than the architectural community, as well as to create a more elaborate understanding together with other related disciplines.
A palimpsest of past, present and future and changes in value, meaning and form
We focus foremost on parallels and contradictions, taking time and context* as the main parameters.
Edition 01 - The Image of Promises 2017
Edition 02 - Simultaneity in Cities 2017
Edition 03 - Urban Transformation as Event 2018
Edition 04 - Materialisation of Intentions: Evidence of the Absent 2019
Edition 05 - The site as a space for design and public dialogue 2020