“Bump! - sorry. What’s this? Oh hello!” Aldo and Hannie van Eyck in-between things

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The imaginary encounter above recalls how Aldo van Eyck explained his design for the Sonsbeek Pavilion, which possessed something of the closeness, density and intricacy of things urban, in the sense that people and artefacts met, converged and clashed there. Little is known that Aldo himself, together with Hannie, inhabited not a dissimilar place, a concealed house in Loenen aan de Vecht that is full of African masks, Aboriginal spears, Pre-Columbian bowls, Avant-Garde paintings, and modern poetry books. Rumour is that Aldo van Eyck had conversations with them (“good morning, sculpture”)… but, how and why did they get there?
Period11 Nov 2021
Event titleTheories of Architecture Fellowship Program. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
Event typeSeminar
LocationDelft, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational