LIVE MUSIC AND LECTURE :: Martin Jakobsen :: MAY 10th 4PM :: red bar

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NEXT LECTURE :: Runa Johannessen & Ida Hillerup :: NOV 30 4PM :: red bar


Currently a student at Malmö University doing a bachelor degree in Human Rights. Stationed on The Westbank in the summer of 2010 working in solidarity with the Palestinian civil population in cities under severe occupation in the general Occupied Territories. On Danish ground engaged in work, activism on the area in The danish Peace-guards, Free Gaza Movement and BoykotG4S-champaign thus my primary focus and experience regarding activism lies within this area of conflict. Additionally a member of the board of The Danish Peace-academy and in academic concerns my focus remains with rights; claiming and access.

”The talk will depart from an explanation of my role as an activist and an international navigating in a domestic conflict, and a
theorization of the exercise of rights within a given context. The talk will revolve around the use of and the denied access to rights
(the defined area of rights) exemplified by own experiences and those of the people I worked with while out..”


Has an architectural degree from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

“The research evolves around the correlations between territorial conflict, spatial configurations and architectural practice in the case of the occupied West Bank in Israel/Palestine. This is highlighted through the problematics of the Palestinian refugee camps, which epitomizes the conflict not only as highly politicized but also in radical spatial regards. Through generations of existence, the intentionally temporal structure of the refugee camps has become permanent, evidently manifested as urbanized areas in a constant state of emergency.”

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Dept. gathering Tue Nov 20 12pm. The Red Bar. The gathering will be followed up by lecturer Bob Sheil. As always – coffee and cake.

Design through Production will explore the illusive and evolving relationships between drawing and making in architecture through two decades of work by sixteen*(makers) and four edited books on associated fields.

Bob Sheil is Professor in Architecture and Design through Production at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, where he runs MArch Unit 23 with Emmanuel Vercruysse and Kate Davies, and is Director of Technology and Computing. He is a founding partner of sixteen*(makers), whose recent work in collaboration with Stahlbogen GmbH ‘55/02’ won a RIBA award for design. He has edited two editions of Architectural Design; ‘Design through Making’ (2005), and ‘Protoarchitecture’ (2008).  In 2011 he Co-Chaired the highly successful international conference FABRICATE with Ruairi Glynn. In 2012 he published ‘Manufacturing the Bespoke’ an AD Reader on prototyping and making architecture in the digital age, and ‘55/02: A sixteen*(makers) Monograph’ (Riverside Architectural Press 2012). He is presently working on a new build project, and a third AD due for publication in January 2014.


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NEXT LECTURE: Anne Holtrop (nl): FRI SEP 7th 5pm

(english text below)

Studieafdeling 2 inviterer i samarbejde med tegnestuen LETH & GORI til Sideways Lecture fredag den 07-09-2012 kl. 17.00 med den hollandske arkitekt Anne Holtrop.

Anne Holtrop’s værker og projekter udforsker tilsyneladende sjældne sammenhænge mellem rum, sted, skala og materiale med udgangspunkt i en særlig interesse for Immediate spaces.

Projekterne realiseres i skala 1:1, men på en måde så de på en gang bevarer arkitekturmodellens åbenhed og rent faktisk er fungerende ift. et arkitektonisk (bygge-)program.

Anne’s arbejder har en usædvanlig tiltrækningskraft, der har vakt international bevågenhed.

Anne Holtrop’s arbejder kan for tiden opleves i København med udstillingen Batara, skabt i samarbejde med fotografen Bas Princen.

Udstillingen er lavet specifikt til LETH & GORIs udstillingssted på Absalonsgade 21B på Vesterbro.

Forelæsningen og udstillingen er resultatet af Anne’s architect in recidency ophold hos Leth & Gori og er støttet af Netherlands Architecture Fund og Dreyers Fond.

Mere information om Anne’s arbejder kan findes på hans hjemmeside:



Department 2 of the Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole is pleased to announce the first of their Sideways Leisure Lecture Series will be by STUDIO ANNE HOLTROP.

It will be held THIS FRIDAY 7TH OF SEPTEMBER at 5pm in the RED BAR, entrance A.

“Anne Holtrop’s extraordinary projects may seem like everything reality doesn’t believe in! Still his work expresses a strong interest in architecture, space and materiality that bring things in contact that are not coherent at all.Very similar to the architect model Anne’s projects seem to float easily between scales leaving space open for found qualities to take over the initial ideas.

Anne Holtrop (b. 1977, The Netherlands) studied architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam from 1999 to 2005. After graduation Holtrop set up his own practice, being awarded several grants from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB), as well as receiving the Charlotte Köhler Prize for Architecture from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation in 2008. In 2009 he joined an artist in residence in Tokyo again in 2011 in Seoul before joining Leth & Gori’s architect in recidency program in Copenhagen in June 2012.” for more information.

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Kreider+O’Leary is up!

Sideway’s last lecture of the academic year 2011-2012 was by Kreider+O’Leary. In case you missed it, or want to watch it again, their lecture Hyperspace, Sensorium, Connectivity, War…A Lecture with interruptions  is now available here. Enjoy, and dance – “Love to love you baby….” as some would say!

And thanks again to Kristen and James for the workshop they held here with the masters students of Department 2!

Happy Summer everyone, and see you next year for more tangential approaches to architecture!

(list of this year’s lectures here, more lectures online here)

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Latest lecture: Kreider+O’Leary April 13th

This Friday April 13th, Sideways proudly presented  a lecture by Kreider + O’Leary:

Sideways Lecture

Hyperspace, Sensorium, Connectivity, War…A Lecture with interruptions 

This lecture takes as its starting point the Westin Bonaventure Hotel designed by architect John Portman in 1974. 
Nested in the heart of Los Angeles, this ‘city within a city’ was infamously interpreted by pre-eminent Marxist theorist Frederic Jameson as a model of postmodern hyperspace and an allegory for the logic of late capital.  The building became the site for a Kreider + O’Leary performance entitled ‘LA Tapped’.

The lecture covered the following topics:

The Bonaventure Hotel / LA Tapped / Moon Landing / Falling / Bas Jan Ader / Pruitt Igoe / 104 Kilotonne Idea / Whitie on the Moon / WTC / Starship Enterprise / Donna Summer / Bunker Archeology / Dedalus-Icarus / Star Wars / Michael Herr’s Dispatches / Kyoto Station / John Portman / O Superman (For Massenet) / Strategic Defense Initiative / The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism / Ronald Reagan / Wings of Desire / Video Shakkei / The Angel of History / Fight the Power / Terror Paranoia / Satanic Verses / Cell / Falling Man / Basinski’s Disintegration Loops / Iraq War I + II / Parhessia / Sontag’s Regarding the Pain of Others / Arnold Schwartzenegger / Shock & Awe / Butler’s Frames of War etc…

Kreider + O’Leary are a poet and architect who collaborate to make performance, installation and time-based media work in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest.  Since 2003, they have worked collaboratively to construct work in prisons, churches, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens and desert environments, as well as in more traditional gallery venues in the UK as well as internationally across Europe, the US, Australia, and Japan.”

Want to know more? Here are Kreider + O’Leary’s website and lecture details.

(Missed a previous lecture? Check out our Lectures page!)

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