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Jeroen Beekmans

Architecture of Peace

Open Now: The Good Cause at Studio-X Istanbul

Posted on March 25, 2015 — by

The Good Cause at Studio-X Istanbul

War and conflict are of all ages. To confront this reality, peace missions, rebuilding operations and international law have been developed as tools to help create stability and peace after conflict. This is very impressive indeed, but the road to sustainable peace is arduous and troublesome. Furthermore, rebuilding and urban planning strategies can rekindle old conflicts. The exhibition The Good Cause not only gives insight into the complexities of dealing with post-conflict situations. Through inspiring case studies from Afghanistan, Kosovo, South Africa, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, it also shows what reconstruction could look like if it were designed with an eye for local structures.

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Mapping Conflicts around the World

Posted on December 8, 2014 — by

GDELT Project

The GDELT Project, “a real-time network diagram and database of global human society for open research”, has created the Conflict Dashboard, an intriguing map that provides insight in protests and conflict situations around the world.

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Photo Report of The Good Cause Opening in Munich

Posted on July 22, 2014 — by

Opening event of The Good Cause in Munich

Last week, on Wednesday 16 July to be precise, the opening event of ‘The Good Cause: Architecture of Peace — Divided Cities’ took place at the Architekturmuseum der TU München. At the same time, Volume’s 40th issue, Architecture of Peace Reloaded, was officially launched.

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Opening Tomorrow…

Posted on July 15, 2014 — by

We’re very busy building up The Good Cause exhibition at the Architekturmuseum der TU München. Tomorrow at 7 PM is the official opening. At the same time we will be celebrating the launch of Volume’s 40th issue, Architecture of Peace Reloaded.

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The Good Cause in Munich

Posted on July 14, 2014 — by

Architecture of Peace goes Munich! This Wednesday, 16 July, The Good Cause exhibition will be opened at the Architekturmuseum der TU München. At the same time we will also celebrate the launch of Volume’s 40th issue, Architecture of Peace Reloaded.

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The Good Cause Side Program

Posted on April 25, 2014 — by

As you may know our exhibition The Good Cause is currently on show at Stroom in The Hague. This spring Stroom will be hosting a side program accompanying The Good Cause, that consists of a number of tours, a congress, an Archis RSVP Event and a number of expeditions. Most of the events are free of charge.

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The Good Cause: On Show Until June 1st at Stroom The Hague

Posted on April 1, 2014 — by

Photo courtesy Denis Guzzo

Two weeks ago, on March 8, we celebrated the opening of The Good Cause exhibition at architecture institute Stroom in The Hague. The exhibit, that will be on show until June 1st, addresses the military, political and cultural complexity of rebuilding operations. Can architecture actively contribute to this area of tension?

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Mapping the Drones

Posted on March 25, 2014 — by

Drones

Earlier this month, Forensic Architecture, SITU Research, and Ben Emmerson (United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights) launched a web platform that maps out civilian casualties from drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Iraq, as well as Israeli strikes in Gaza.

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The Good Cause at Stroom The Hague

Posted on February 25, 2014 — by

The Good Cause

Missions of war and missions of peace: both can have a devastating effect on the spatial and social condition of the city. Architecture of Peace is a longterm research project by the international think tank Archis, addressing the military, political and cultural complexity of rebuilding operations. Can architecture actively contribute to a sustainable peace in this field of conflict? The exhibition The Good Cause shows inspiring and hopeful examples in post-war areas in order to distill a number of ‘key success factors’.

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RSVP Event #16: Self-Building Building

Posted on December 10, 2013 — by

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Shenzhen, China – December 2013

People in Europe are more and more interested in shaping their own surroundings. Self Building Building transforms the current top- down building practice into a more flexible system with a bottom-up and adaptive approach. How to create your own affordable building as an individual or a group without it being an illegal or unsafe structure. How to negotiate with your neighbors and collaborate with the local government. An international exchange on personal ways to create space.

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