TRACY•TV #35 – Barcelona election day december 2017

TRACY•TV #35 – Barcelona election day december 2017

Last week I was back in Barcelona to experience the election day. I went to Catalan voting stations and talked to the people there. Unfortunately, there was no clear majority so to form a government will be a difficult proces. Also, I celebrated Christmas in Barcelona with a lot of great decorations and a delicious and enormous fish in salt crust. And we worked hard on a video to celebrate 30 years of the John Adams Institute.

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TRACY•TV #35 – Back to Barcelona

TRACY•TV #35 – Back to Barcelona

Last week I was back in Barcelona to experience the election day. I went to Catalan voting stations and talked to the people there. Unfortunately, there was no clear majority so to form a government will be a difficult proces. Also, I celebrated Christmas in Barcelona with a lot of great decorations and a delicious and enormous fish in salt crust. And we worked hard on a video to celebrate 30 years of the John Adams Institute.

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TRACY•TV #34 – All about Texas

TRACY•TV #34 – All about Texas

Howdie! This time I take you with me all the way to Texas, where I was together with my colleague Maarten for the John Adams Institute in search for conservative speakers. We spoke to congressman Bill Flores, Martin Lindenberg (director McNair Center), Don Hutson of ‘the cowboy solution’ and saw huge dinosaur statues for in your garden. Also, I was very impressed by the Mona Hatoum exhibition in the Menil Collection in Houston.

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De stad in De Ochtend: drie architectuurprijzen

De stad in De Ochtend: drie architectuurprijzen

Elke dinsdag ben ik voor het nieuws van 11 uur te gast in het KRO NCRV programma De Ochtend op Radio 1 om actuele ontwikkelingen op het gebied van architectuur en stedelijk leven te bespreken. Het eind van het jaar is altijd de tijd van lijstjes en van prijzen, en dezer dagen worden er minstens 3 architectuurprijzen uitgereikt: de Geurt Brinkgreve Bokaal in Amsterdam, de Jonge Architectenprijs en de Rotterdam Architectuurprijs. 

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TRACY•TV #33 – Prince Claus Awards, Abe Bonnema Prize and Hello Robot

TRACY•TV #33 – Prince Claus Awards, Abe Bonnema Prize and Hello Robot

A glimpse into the many interesting exhibitions and performances that I saw these past two weeks. First, a performance of Faustin Linyekula and Hlengiwe Lushaba at the Prince Claus Awards, and the funny wonderful creations of Jacqueline Lecarme made of…combs. I spoke with Michiel Riedijk of architecture firm Neutelings Riedijk who just won 50.000 euro (the Abe Bonnema Prize) for his design of the cityhall in Deventer and with Tom Frantzen who explained the flexible wooden housing concept Patch 22 to me. In the weekend, we went to Ghent, to the Vitra museum exhibition Hello Robot. 

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