Landscape architect Hannah Schubert (1982) is giving a 1·Lectures on the topic of her book and research project Second Nature – a slow, natural transformation as an alternative to demolition. She also invites Leo van Broeck (Flemish Government Architect) and Mark Minkjan (editor-in chief-of Failed Architecture) to talk about the subject on the night of 14 February 2019 at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
Hannah Schubert wants to give ‘failed buildings’ a second chance by letting nature take its course, in order for ruins to be slowly incorporated into the landscape. She also transforms public space into adventurous play landscapes, often in places that are hardly used.
'The Netherlands lacks places where order has been lifted. Every centimetre has a destination, which is also laid down in rules and decisions. There is no room for the indefinable, for the rough nature that can go its own way’, says landscape architect Hannah Schubert (1982) in an interview with Architectuur.nl. Read the whole article in Dutch here.
Date: Thursday 14 February 2019
Time: 8 PM / doors open 7.30 PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Tickets: Students of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture have free access on presentation of their student card. They do not have to reserve the tickets in advance. Not a students, but interested? Single tickets (€ 7,50 each) are available in the webshop of the Architecture Centre of Amsterdam.
Landscape architect Hannah Schubert graduated cum laude from the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam in 2015 on the project Second Nature. Besides working as a landscape architect, she is a freelance writer and a guest lecturer at the Academy of Architecture. For the Amsterdam Architecture Centre she participated in visualising the election programmes of the City of Amsterdam in the project Partijlijnen in 2017.
Leo van Broeck
Leo van Broek has been Vlaams Bouwmeester (Flemish Government Architect) since 2016. For the publication Second Nature he wrote the article ‘Second Nature, because the first one is almost gone? Belgium has a similar project, with the name ‘Room for demolition’, initiated by KU Leuven and HoGent-KASK, which received the Bouwmeester label in 2017. The aim of the project is, with the joint work of students and teachers, to create a social basis for reducing the pavement in the Flemish open space.
Mark Minkjan also contributed to the publication with his article ‘The relief of the modern ruin’. Minkjan is an urban geographer and architectural critic. He is editor-in-chief of Failed Architecture, a platform for critical urban discourse through an online magazine, podcasts, events and more.
About the 1·Lectures
Since 2014, the Amsterdam Architecture Centre has been organising the 1·Lectures in collaboration with the Academy of Architecture. This series of architectural lectures provides a platform for speakers from home and abroad to talk about a variety of topics from the international world of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture.