By Ginette Verstraete Hello Everybody. My best wishes for a happy and inspiring 2018! My name is Ginette Verstraete, Professor of Comparative Arts and Media, and currently also in charge of the BA and MA programs in Arts and Culture. My new position, as Opleidingsdirecteur Kunst en Cultuur (Director of Education), started in September 2017,… Read More A New Year’s Wish from the New Director of Education at Arts & Culture!
by Roos van Strien, Master student Architectural History On December 1st, the VU hosted the recurring Re-Scape colloquium, organized by CLUE+ in collaboration with OZ Architects. Various Re-scape events are held throughout the year and the location alters between the organizing universities; TU Delft, University of Leiden and VU. This time, the VU hosted the… Read More Re-scape Alejandro Echeverri 1 December 2017
By Freek Schmidt This Friday, CLUE+, in collaboration with OZ Architects, has invited the urban planner/architect Alejandro Echeverri from Medellín to explain how urban planning has played a role in the (social) transformation of the former ‘narcocity’ into a city that can be considered a model for urban reform in Latin America. His lecture is… Read More Urban Transformation and Social Urbanism
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)
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
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