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March 2021

NEE tegen Koning Bouwpraktijk

A polemic contribution by Justin Dirkx to Rekto:Verso's new NEE edition. Why build? On the urgency of practicing architecture through other media than just buildings. On the opportunities of the architect as an 'autonomous service provider'.

''The construction industry is a coughing emission machine, with itchy tentacles and sticky suction cups in polluting sectors such as energy, industry and transport. [...] Architects depoliticise the architecture debate. They don't design, they follow the industry. Pragmatism suggests neutrality. But obedience means complicity.''

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March 2021

Myth and Superarchitecture intersect in Brussels

A critical review by Thomas Rasker of the exhibition ‘Superstudio Migrazioni’ (2021) at CIVA in Brussels, written for the architecture website Archined. The article draws parallels between Superstudio’s radical paper architecture and Brussels’ megalomaniac urban modernisation in the 70s.

"Superstudio is an architecture group which became world famous in the late 60s and 70s, not through building, but through the distribution of ideas, wrapped in iconic collages and drawings. Their 'Superarchitecture' took off in Florence, travelled the world, and recently landed at the CIVA in Brussels. Superstudio Migrazioni' explores, through an exhibition, a book, podcasts and live streams, the visual brain power that is Superstudio."

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November 2020

Release # AA00 - MMXX Millennial Perspectives

MMXX Millennial Perspectives is released and currently available as paperback book. Unofficially published by Justin Dirkx in a limited edition of 35 copies. Full color print, 19,2 x 24,3 cm, 84 p.

Contact if interested, few copies available!

October 2020

MMXX Millennial Perspectives nominated for Archiprix International 2021

Master's thesis MMXX Millennial Perspectives (author: Justin Dirkx) was nominated by KU Leuven for Archiprix International biennial competition, edition 2021.

With each edition Archiprix International presents a new generation of the world's best architects, urbanists and landscape architects together with their graduation projects. All university-level training colleges around the world are invited to take part by selecting and submitting their one and only best graduation project.

An independent jury rewards the very best submissions with the Hunter Douglas Awards. The aim of the awards is to stimulate the introduction of starting, talented designers into the world of professional practice.