THE RISEN PROMINENCE OF OUR CAREERS ARGUABLY ELEVATES OUR WORKSPACE TO THE MOST IMPORTANT SPACE IN OUR LIFE. IN THE LAST DECADES WORKSPACES TRANSFORMED FROM RATHER NEUTRAL ENVIRONS TO SPACES OF HEIGHTENED EXPECTATIONS: THEY SHOULD BOLSTER US, FEED US WITH INSPIRATION, SIMULTANEOUSLY CHALLENGE AND COMFORT US. (SCRUPULOUS.DK)
Stephan Petermann (MA in Architecture History and the Theory of Building Preservation at the University of Utrecht) is a Dutch/German architectural historian based in the Netherlands. In 2006 he joined OMA, assisting Rem Koolhaas with lectures, texts and research. He was one of associates in charge of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014 called “Fundamentals” and the curator of OMA “Book Machine” exhibition at the AA Gallery in London in 2010, and “What is the Netherlands” at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam in 2015, amongst others.
The lecture will focus on his current research on workspaces “SCRUPULOUS.DK” which he is executing in collaboration with the Aarhus School of Architecture, where he is a Guest-Professor. The piece of research focuses on finding new ways in which historical research can speculatively challenge and inform contemporary practice.