In this talk Jérémie McGowan presents a combination of his artistic and research work from the past ten years. Taking recent discourse around Renaissance and Baroque ideas of polyhistoricism as an underlying reference point, he sets out to explore ways in which the alternative forms of knowledge that defined the Early Modern period might be usefully activated in the present. Playing with the remnants of the Renaissance and Baroque’s ‘lost’ intellectual legacy, he advocates a re-thinking of the disciplinary boundaries and dividing lines that have increasingly come to separate ‘the creative’ and ‘the scholarly’ in contemporary thought and practice. Drawing on his varied experiences as an artist and an academic, he seeks to transform the figure of the polymath of the past into a potential paradigm for the future.
During an Erasmus conference before Christmas, statistics for number of students that go on exchange or work as interns was presented. The statistics compared the figures from all institutions of higher education in Norway. BAS scores amazingly well when they present the statistics according to the size of the school. Read more!
The Christmas edition of Arkitektur N 8/2012 : Professor of Architecture specializing in sustainability Harald N. Røstvik at BAS and his four page analysis of the sustainability content in international architectural competitions having taken place in Norway over the last ten years is now printed. The conclusion is clear . It shows that the juicy sustainability rhetoric in the program text is not followed up by the juries during judging. The reason seems to be that juries have mainly been composed from architectural all-rounders with lack of sustainability competence.
Participants from multiple disciplines, (art, architecture, science, etc) interested in taking part in a multidisciplinary festival art project in Bergen during the first half of 2013 are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Dec 17. Having command of the Norwegian language is not a requirement for participation.
The Rake Visningsrom in Elgsetergate 28, Trondheim, is one of the nominated projects in this prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. 5 students from BAS participated in this joint project together with students from NTNU and AHO, as part of the student workshop Trestykker 2011. RAKE visningsrom is an independent exhibition space focusing on art and architecture. Read more.