Editors of this issue
Klaske Havik, Bruno Notteboom, Saskia de Wit
Tom Avermaete, Klaske Havik, Hans Teerds, Hüsnu Yegenoglu, Job Floris, Michiel Dehaene, Bruno Notteboom, Christoph Grafe, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Véronique Patteeuw, Bart Decroos, Asli Cicek, Sereh Mandias
Frederic Pousin, Günter Vogt, Anke Schmidt, Bas Smets, Andrew Shanken, Maarten Overdijk, Ed Wall, Carole Levesque
'OASE 98' explores the historical foundation of the concept of narration in reading and designing the urban landscape, in search of the relevance of narrative methods to today’s practice. This issue presents a new angle on the work of (landscape) architects and urban planners of the 1960s and 1970s (Edmund Bacon, Kevin Lynch, and Jacques Simon) and of today (Günter Vogt, Anke Schmidt, and Bas Smets), and sheds light on recent experiments in academia. 'OASE 98' presents narration as a means with which to reposition design and the designer as a mediator between the expert and the inhabitant, addressing issues such as bodily experience, sociospatial fragmentation, and participation.