ciam2014 Conference

28 October 2014, Rotterdam

Symposium & book launch of

Atlas of the Functional City

(Day 1)



The publication Atlas of the Functional City. CIAM 4 and Comparative Urban Analysis is the result of an extensive international research project. The research project is the first to systematically review and broadly contextualize the 34 elaborate analyses of urban data made especially for CIAM 4 in 1933. These city analyses, which are kept in gta Archives in Zurich served as primary source material. The research project concentrates on the methods of comparative urban analysis and mapping as modern ideas and tools for understanding the city. The acquired insights at the time relate to contemporary mapping practices and are therefore still relevant. In the context of the challenges cities and urban planners face today, the city analyses are a rich source of inspiration for contemporary comparative urban analysis. This symposium aims to stress the importance of archival material as an instrument in knowledge production.

Recently an article by Evelien van Es, architectural historian and project leader voor EFL was published in Dutch Architectural magazine De ArchitectRead...



Location: Arminius - Rotterdam & Het Nieuwe Instituut - Rotterdam

1.30 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

2.00 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.
by Dirk van den Heuvel, on behalf of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre and the Delft University of Technology

2.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Introduction to the event
Moderator: Carola Hein, professor of History of Architecture & Urban Planning, Delft University of Technology

2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
by Gregor Harbusch (co-editor and project leader on behalf of gta Archives, Thomas Flierl (architectural historian, cultural theorist and publicist), Lara Voerman (architectural historian, co-director bureau SteenhuisMeurs) and others.
(tea break included)

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Panel discussion

5.00 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.
Book launch
During both events Atlas of the Functional City will be available for the special introduction price.

After the symposium in Arminius, drinks and snacks are served in Het Nieuwe Instituut where all guests can visit the exhibition ‘Structuralism. Making space, leaving space’, which will stay open until 7 p.m.



Organized by

Van Eesteren-Fluck  &Van Lohuizen Stichting  



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