RMIT Design Hub Lecture Theatre (100.03.001)
ART OF MANY: FIVE AGENDAS FOR A FUTURE DANISH ARCHITECTURE
by Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhart Weiss
Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss were the curators of the Danish contribution to the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (2016), that set out to present the extensive social commitment of Danish architects.
The Danish Pavilion- ‘Art of Many – The Right to Space’ highlighted how Danish architects, in cooperation with planners, politicians and developers, are working on a daily basis to renew the Danish tradition of focusing on the human being when conceiving and building society and social institutions. Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss have identified five recurring agendas: Beyond Luxury, Claiming Space, Designing Life, Exit Utopia and Pro Community, within which they have grouped the selected projects. The Claiming Space agenda includes projects that tackle public spaces in innovative ways: frequently in an assertive way, so that public spaces cater for many sections of the population and many functions, dealing with several challenges at the same time. The goal is to support a social community.
Boris Brorman Jensen is an independent researcher, consultant and practicing architect with fifteen years of research experience from architectural schools and universities around the world. He studied at the Aarhus School of Architecture, the State University of New York in Buffalo and earned a PhD from Aalborg University. He is currently affiliated with RMIT’s Design Practice Research Program.
Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss is educated in philosophy from Copenhagen University/Sorbonne Paris IV and former founding partner of the award winning Danish architecture company, EFFEKT. He has been teaching urbanism and architecture theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Copenhagen University. As a partner EFFEKT, Kristoffer has represented Denmark in the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006 which earned The Golden Lion for best national pavilion.
DATE: THURSDAY 16th March 2017
LOCATION: RMIT DESIGN HUB, LECTURE THEATRE – ROOM
100.03.001, CORNER VICTORIA AND SWANSTON STREETS,
CARLTON VIC 3000