Against The Grain



Symposium – Konzeption und Organisation
Against the Grain. On the narrative characteristics of architecture. 

Das 2-tägige Programm hinterfragt die Rolle sowie die Aktualität des Narrativen in der Architektur anhand von performativen Vorträgen, visionären Präsentationen, und Stegreif-Dialogen.

Against the grain

Against the grain












Our particular interest with this symposium is to investigate and open up a debate on the importance of narrative design not only in the 60s-90s, but today – and for future terms.

Inarrative architecture still relevant to the current condition? How is it being used and adapted in theory and practice today? And how does it differ from other, more traditional methods of architecture? Has it changed from then to now? And if so, how?… These and other questions are addressed in this special two-day symposium, with: 

*   Naja & DeOstos, London  
*   Jacob Voorthuis, TU Eindhoven 
*   Wim van der Bergh, RWTH Aachen  
*   Klaske Havik, TUDelft/ Writingplace, Delft 
*   Patricia Austin, MA Narrative Environments, London 
*   Koen Deprez, Brussels 

The symposium is organised by Bureau Europa in collaboration with the department and institute for housing and design at the RWTH Aachen.