Exhibition Dom Hans van der Laan. A House for the Mind.
The exhibition A House for the Mind explores the tangible world surrounding the philosophy of the Dutch architect-monk Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991). Curator Caroline Voet opens up the theories and work of Van der Laan from the past to the future.
Dom Hans Van der Laan wrote a number of treatises during his career. ‘Architectonic Space’ is by far the best known and is still used as a reference by architects today. Voet: “ Architectonic Space, with the ‘plastic number’ as its most important instrument, could be regarded as a very significant crossroads in 20th-century architectural theory. Van der Laan hereby laid the foundations for a deeply human architecture, tailored to the experience of the individual user.”
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 8 pm, Blue Hall deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp (Belgium)
3.10.2017 – 14.01.2018
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 14.00 to 18.00 hours and at evening performances, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a book is being published, titled Dom Hans van der Laan. A House for the Mind. More information
Production Flanders Architecture Institute, deSingel International Arts Campus & KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture and Luca School of Arts
Curator Caroline Voet
Scenography Voet en De Brabandere