Radical Locality: The Role of Architecture in a Globalizing World

Radical Locality: The Role of Architecture in a Globalizing World

On Saturday 8 June at 5 PM the threefold exhibition ‘Radical Locality; Actual Potential’ will open at Bureau Europa in Maastricht’s Timmerfabriek. With ‘Radical Locality’ Bureau Europa conducts from 8 June through 5 August research into the meaning of the local and the role of architecture in our globalizing world.

Radical Locality

Radical Locality consists of three parts. In the main exhibition room, Bureau Europa presents the group exhibition Reactivate!, a joint project with Indira van ’t Klooster, editor in chief of A10 new European architecture and author of the publication Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch Architecture.

The second exhibition room will be set up by Tim Prins of Maastricht-LAB. He studies the diachronics of Maastricht urban planning and the driving forces behind a changing city. How historic developments, such as industrialization (and the migration of the production process) reflected on the built environment, the area development and the structure plans for Maastricht.

As the third element of Radical Locality, laboratory for investigation Monnik has been invited to react to the text ‘Towards a Critical Regionalism, Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance’ by architecture critic Kenneth Frampton. Monnik introduces ‘The work room’, a response to Frampton’s essay on architecture in a globalizing world and investigates how we can rediscover our relation to the local through the lens of labour. Meaning, shape and action have become separated. What happens when we bring these together again?

The opening of ‘Radical Locality; Actual Potential’ on Saturday 8 June will take place between 5 PM and 7 PM. Click here for more information on the exhibition.

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