The Brussels architectural firm Dogma, with founding partners Pier Aureli Vittorio and Martino Tattara, focuses on the relationship between architecture and the city by focusing mostly on urban design and large-scale projects. In addition to architectural practice, they focus on teaching, writing, and research activities.
Since 2012, they have been pursuing research into the transformation of domestic space, which consists of theoretical studies and practical projects that have been exhibited at various locations.
Two of these studies were the inspiration for the exhibition 'Rooms' (2019) at deSingel in Antwerp. The Room of One's Own' focuses on the history and function of the room as a private space, the most obvious and at the same time least researched form of architecture. Dogma describes: "The room is not a timeless form, it is the product of specific historical circumstances, related to one of the most controversial and problematic issues of human history: the domestication of societ. In turn, 'Loveless' explores the minimum dwelling. As Karel Teige said, this means a minimal but adequate, independent, habitable room, from monastic cells to hotel rooms. In this way, the concept of the minimum dwelling is used to discuss the function of domestic space as a private environment and then to visualise a future in which 'a home' is no longer a consumer product, but a universal basic right.
Dogma is also involved in architectural practice: they are working on the construction of two social housing buildings 'Territorio de Gigantes' in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes and the project 'Gardening at Night', a medium-sized building block in Russia, among other things.
Dogma was founded in 2002 in Brussels by architect, architecture critic and teacher Pier Vittorio Aureli and architect and teacher Martino Tattara. Vittorio Aureli teaches at the AA school of Architecture and is a visiting professor at Yale University. Martino Tattara is affiliated with the Catholic University of Leuven. They have published several theories and monographs including '11 projects' and the recent 'Loveless: The Minimum Dwelling and its Discontents' and 'The Room of One's Own. The Architecture of the (Private) Room'.
AUDITORIUM 19/20 lecture series on architecture, urban planning and design
HOME – There’s no place like home
How can we generate a place for ourselves today? Where do we choose that place and how do we define our 'own' place? This lecture series aims to focus on architecture as the initiator of thoughts on contemporary housing issues. Can architecture be more than a way of sweetening the pill of an economic model? Shouldn't architecture be the core from which new (affordable) housing grows? And what would constitute 'new housing'?
19.11.19: Miroslav Sik (CH)
18.12.19: Anthony Vidler (UK/USA)
12.02.20: Frédéric Druot (FR)
12.03.20: Bruther (FR)
26.03.20: Dogma (BE)
04.05.20 21:00: Estudio Teddy Cruz (USA)
CURATOR: Laura Meulemans / PARTNERS: STUK Kunstencentrum, KU Leuven dep. architectuur, Existenz / SUPPORT BY: stad Leuven, Vlaamse Overheid / SPONSORING: Febelcem, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, Vandersanden Group, A+ Architecture in Belgium
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€ 7 STUK card
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€ 20 student