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The Berlage Menu: Roemer van Toorn speaks with Alejandro Zaero Polo
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture.
2013 (English)In: The Sniper's Log: Architectural Chronicles of Generation X / [ed] Alejandro Zaero-Polo, Barcelona: Actar , 2013, 214-230 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The book is like a sniper's log, a register of events for the purpose of accumulating experience for future missions, be it academic or professional, trying to identify tendencies and to assess performances, rather than to establish truth. Written for different media and formats (professional magazines, speaking engagements, academic presentations...), the texts are thread together as part of a biographical experience that reveals that theory is here primarily instrumental and seeks efficiency rather than truth. We do not theorise because we want to understand the deep truths of the world, but because we need to organise the realm where we operate, understand how reality works and find an effective way to perform within it.

When Alejandro Zaero Polo became the new dean, after Wiel Arets, of the postgraduate Laboratory of Architecture The Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, Roemer van Toorn head of theory and publications had a conversations with both Wiel Arets and Alejandro Zaero Polo. In this publication an abridged version of the dialogue between Van Toorn and Zaero Polo can be enjoyed.

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Barcelona: Actar , 2013. 214-230 p.
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architecture education, research, berlage institute, Netherlands
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108356ISBN: 978-8492861224OAI: diva2:852562
Available from: 2015-09-09 Created: 2015-09-09 Last updated: 2015-09-09

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