By valuing context, local scale, craft skills and community participation, Heringer is developing a design process aiming to improve living conditions for an increasing population worldwide. Frequently working in Asia and Africa, she states that only by including nature and respecting the individual needs of people and places can we create a deeper understanding of the interactions between humans, the built environment and nature — and accept our own role as the driving force of climate changes.
In contrast, the Parametricist Manifesto (2008) by Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid’s successor, has been heavily debated for its grand gestures, emphasis on style/form, anti-statism and weak connectivity to social and environmental context. While Zaha Hadid began as an avant-garde architect-cum-painter, her office currently delivers fixtures of commercial starchitecture from Dubai to Shanghai. Controversially proposing to eliminate social housing and privatizing streets, Schumacher has even been called a fascist!
Unfortunately, architect Jonathan Houser will not be able to facilitate the session as planned, but we will have Morten Birk Jørgensen, architect, associate professor at Det Kongelige Akademi, member of network Jävla Kritiker!
During the session, we will serve drinks, and you can visit the Architecture and the Art of Agitation exhibition.
You can read The Laufen Manifest here and Parametricism as Style here, and prepare questions for the Q&A.
16:30 - Doors open
17:00 - Contextual reading by Jonathan Houser
17:45 - Joint discussion of the two manifestos
- 19:00 Enjoy the exhibition and drinks
Price: 30 DKK for non-members, 0 DKK for CAFx Community members.
Check out other events from the CAFx Manifesto Reading Club:
27 April Exhibition Opening and CAFx Manifesto Reading Club Vol. I: Le Corbusier vs. Koolhaas
2 May CAFx Manifesto Reading Club Vol. II : The New Neighbourhood Manifesto
10 May CAFx Manifesto Reading Club Vol. III: Revisiting the Situationists with David Pinder