Open lecture at BAS Wednesday 15. February from 1430-1600: Self presentation by artist David A. Rios

David A Rios (born 1983) is a Bergen based artist with an MA in fine art in from The Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2009. Rios artistic practice circles around the construction and deconstruction of systems, often, but not exclusively, resulting in installations, sculptures and photographic work. His work with systems is based on an interest in the transition of systems from one state to another, rather than the initial and final state. Rios has held exhibitions in Norway, Germany, The United Kingdom and Japan.

Open lecture Tuesday 21.February at 13.00 Michael Von Matuschka from BAR Architekten

BAR Architekten from Berlin is known for a number of baugruppen developed infill projects in Berlin with innovative communal areas asin the building in Oderberger strasse 56. They have also been responsible for some of the larger housing projects like the now famous Spreefeld Genossenshaft on the River Spree in addition to affordable housing with models for self-assembly and collective ownership. The Spreefeld project also offers communal «option» spaces for the city and neighborhood on the ground floor and access for the population to the land between the houses and along the river. BAR Architekten offers unique expertise from planning diverse and rich living environments and either you are working with this yourself or are just interested, this is a nice chance to get a glimpse. In the large auditorium. Welcome!

Open lecture at BAS Wednesday 8. February from 1430-1600: Self-presentation by artist Gabriel Johann Kvendseth

Gabriel Johann Kvendseth’s artistic practice encompasses sculpture, installation, writing and performance. He has an inclination towards abandoned materials and disregarded knowledge, which he manipulates in idiosyncratic and vaguely esoteric ways. In his work he tranforms ordinary into extraordinary, attempting to break free from common conceptions of ritualistic, practical or economic value in objects and actions.

Open lecture at BAS Wednesday 1. February at 1430: "ART IS EASY USE FLUXUS" by Thorbjørn Reuter Christiansen

Thorbjørn is a visual artist born in 1974 in Denmark on the Island of Møn. As the son of Fluxus artist Henning Christiansen, he was participating in Fluxus actions and events since his childhood, assisting and recording his fathers artistic practice. Today, he is in charge of the Henning Christiansen Archive. He was educated at the Universität Der Künste Berlin and the Royal Danish Art Academy and works with performance and video-installations. He has been exhibiting in Berlin, New York, Seoul etc., often in collaboration with the international artist collective Global Alien. The artist talk will focus on Fluxus and the dream of revolting against the established art world with provocation and happenings, towards a world of free speach and expression. It will trace the internal debates and conflicts within the Fluxus movement, their political implications and the Fluxus movements resonance in the present

Wednesday 25. January from 09-14 Diploma seminar "Typology of Landscape"

This is a half day seminar made for diploma students to give them input on the typology of the landscape on a site, the physiographic conditions: Climate, geology, landscape ecology. All of this is important to consider when working on a project. There will be presentations by professionals on their topic and how this is relevant for developing an architectural project. The lectures are open for all interested students. See program.