Archinect - Features 2016-07-30T11:00:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans Orhan Ayyüce 2016-07-09T09:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:56:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/ds6x085qxxgxzcxo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all started January 2010 when I first <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" target="_blank">interviewed the director of International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam George Brugmans</a> for Archinect. Since then, our relationship developed and I closely followed his work at IABR which I find arguably the most serious biennale concerning urbanism and city-making at the highest level of reality and usefulness.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/66096833/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-3-s-o-paulo-rotterdam-and-beyond Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 3, São Paulo, Rotterdam and Beyond Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-30T17:09:00-05:00 >2013-03-14T12:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9kfdrdtwu9t6fdo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Continuation of Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce's interview with George Brugmans, Executive Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).</p> <p> <em>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" target="_blank">PART 1, Making City</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul" target="_blank">PART 2, Arnavutk&ouml;y, Istanbul</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 2, Arnavutköy, Istanbul Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-28T15:15:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T08:58:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxe7qo363vj6whfq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Continuation of Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce's interview with George Brugmans, Executive Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" target="_blank"><em>Previously: PART 1, Making City</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 1, Making City Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-23T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T08:09:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mk6av1qgzjjnz28g.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>&ldquo;I do not believe in throwing good stuff away. Every IABR edition builds on earlier editions. We refocus, change perspective, pick up new elements; we re-use and reconfigure, and then we scramble and stir. Compared to most other Biennales, we&rsquo;re poor and small, so we have to be smart, not waste what we have, choose our battles, break rules, find shortcuts, work with good people, make friends and truly commit ourselves.&rdquo; - George Brugmans</em></p> <p> IABR, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is the most engaged urban Biennale in the world. Supported by the Dutch Government, the city of Rotterdam, the municipalities where the IABR runs test sites and the collaborators from NGO's, this urban biennale continues to discuss, engage, make, critique and invent solutions for pressing problems regarding the present and the future of the cities in this so called urban century with rapidly growing megalopolises and populations.<br> IABR holds that when we would all be living in better-made citie...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam Interview with George Brugmans, Director – International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam Orhan Ayyüce 2010-01-18T13:00:00-05:00 >2016-07-08T19:20:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbw6pgnrl4g0ukue.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In many ways architecture is evolving into a discipline which it does not quite understand yet. As practitioners, academics, and critics try to define and chart these emergent conditions of the new urban reality, the current popular architectural practice is increasingly becoming inadequate and powerless in providing for the needs of rapidly urbanizing communities around the world. For the first time in human history, the majority of people are living in the cities and the old urban design models and traditions of city making are no longer workable.</p>