Seminar – Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)

Research Institute CLUE+ and the Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities are proud to present the Stevin Seminar # 26 “Knowledge collection in the manuscripts of fray Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)” Juan Ricci de Guevara entered the Order of Saint Benedict at the age of 26 and combined his religous duties with his artistic… Read More Seminar – Juan Ricci de Guevara (1600-1681)

Why Justin Bieber is Important for Architectural History

By Martijn van Beek Last week Justin Bieber revealed an impressive new artwork on his chest. New York based tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy spent three days in Beverly Hills to embellish the singer’s torso. The design was McCurdy’s suggestion and was created over the course of three weeks. It includes angels, a skeleton… Read More Why Justin Bieber is Important for Architectural History

Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation

 by Vita Teunissen Student of the MA course Architecture Criticism, in which the students learn how to write critical responses to architectural projects and current exhibitions. This year vuartandculture would like share one of their reviews with you.    Visitors arriving at the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam’s museum park are usually met with the steel and concrete tunnel of the… Read More Abandoned – A review of the exhibition Architecture of Appropriation

Screening: Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles

By Tim Verlaan. Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles is a fascinating 1972 documentary about Los Angeles, in which architectural historian Reyner Banham is our tour guide. Driving around in a rented Chevrolet, he admits a passionate love affair with the city’s highway system, praising the qualities of an urban environment that is still derided by most architecture… Read More Screening: Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles

Heritage in Coastal Landscapes: A research visit to Lea-Artibai

By Linde Egberts. Coastal landscapes in Europe are historically interconnected. For centuries, shipping was the easiest and safest way to travel and trade with people in other parts of the world. And with trade came the exchange of food and exotic products, but also ideas, values, fashions, immigrants, and of course diseases. Moreover, from the seventeenth… Read More Heritage in Coastal Landscapes: A research visit to Lea-Artibai