The 101st issue of OASE with contributions by among others Christoph Grafe, Gideon Boie and Fredie Floré is intended as a provocation, the opening up of a discourse, rather than the documentation of an established field of ideas. It is fuelled by a conviction that the public interior is not only an essential component of the contemporary city, it is also a central one.
Most of us are urban dwellers and such interiors constitute, in large measure, our everyday experience of the complex environments within which we live out our lives together. Distinctive, memorable and accommodating, a generous, well made and suitably atmospheric public interior can redefine the ways in which our relations with one another are engendered and expressed, where we are free to be formal and informal, both in public and the public. Rather than accepting it as a space of commodified emptiness, to be fitted out after the fact, we ask how, through the design and making of such spaces, architects gain the capacity to recover the public interior’s role as a catalyst for the collective experience of the modern city."
(Excerpt from the editorial)
With contributions by Gideon Boie & Thomas Rasker, Claudia Conforti, Fredie Floré, Casper Frenken & Sereh Mandias, Christoph Grafe, Marius Grootveld, Aura-Luz Melis, Giulia Ricci, Daniel Rosbottom, Eireen Schreurs, Eva Stoorgaard.