Opening: The Eindhoven School: a forgotten avant-garde

02-05-2018 from 18:00 to 21:00
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The opening of the exhibition The Eindhoven School: a forgotten avant-garde will be celebrated with two short talks discussing the context and work of the Eindhoven School throughout the 1980s by Madeleine Steigenga and Arie van Rangelrooy, and one on Geert Bekaert's legacy titled The Right to Architecture by Christophe van Gerrewey. The talks are followed by a reception.


Madeleine Steigenga graduated from TU Eindhoven in 1980, having established her own office,Jean Désert rem. in 1998. Steigenga has taught at TU Delft and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, and was one of the first assistant professors of the Berlage Institute. Together with Dirk van den Heuvel she authored the book Lessons: Tupker/Risselada on the differences and parallels in the teachings of Max Risselada (TU Delft) and Hans Tupker (TU Eindhoven).

Christophe van Gerrewey edited the book Rooted in the Real, which presented a compilation of texts written by Geert Bekaert translated into English. He received his doctoral degree on Bekaert's architecture criticism at the University of Ghent and has been teaching at the EPFL since 2015 as professor of architecture theory. Van Gerrewey is also part of the editorial team of architecture journal OASE.

Arie van Rangelrooy graduated from TU Eindhoven in 1984. During that period he collaborated with Guido Swart in several projects, including the first Biennale for Young Dutch architects, the Venice Biennale and the Prix de Rome. He is a partner and senior architect at Architecten|en|en. Van Rangelrooy has also taught at the Eindhoven Design Academy and has been a crucial advocate for the reconstruction of the Phillips Pavilion originally designed by Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis.