Oculus Book Talk: Hans Venhuizen at the Center for Architecture

Please note: this event is at the Center for Architecture, located at 536 LaGuardia Place.In Game Urbanism, Hans Venhuizen deals with the culture of spatial planning. Venhuizen advances a broad understanding of culture that encompasses cultural history, heritage, architecture and art, as well as the culture of the current residents of a region and the idiosyncrasy of a place. In his search for a more specific identity for cities and areas, Venhuizen links the worlds of culture and space to each other in different ways. In this, his focus is always on the culture of spatial planning itself, and the game is his most important instrument. The relation between playfulness and seriousness is a key feature in all of Venhuizen's projects. The game is capable of involving participants in an assignment on an equal basis. Moreover, it simplifies complex situations, reveals the wishes and interests of those involved, and provides pleasure in uncertain processes of change. 

With case studies, context, methods and reflection, this book shows a fundamentally different way of looking at how we deal with space, one in which culture assumes a natural and decisive role.

Free for members; $10 for non-members - BUY A TICKET IN ADVANCEOrganized by: AIANY Oculus Committee------About Oculus Book Talks:Each month, the AIA NY's Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment--presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing