City of Permanent Temporality

Kristian Koreman
October 3, 2019
6:00 p.m.

MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston

This lecture is available for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Watch the lecture, download the pdf, and submit for credit.

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Kristian Koreman presents "City of Permanent Temporality" at 6:00 p.m. at the MATCH, as part of the Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance 2019 Fall Lecture Series.

Kristian Koreman studied landscape architecture at IAH Larenstein and philosophy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He founded ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] in 2001 with Elma van Boxel, where they work on solicited and unsolicited designs and research studies in the field of architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. 

ZUS contributes to the changing urban landscape through its dedication to architecture’s public role. The studio consists of an international, 25-strong, multidisciplinary team, with offices in Rotterdam and New York. ZUS has received numerous national and international awards for their boundary-crossing work.

ZUS believes architecture’s imaginative power can contribute to a necessary shift of boundaries between private and public, long and short-term, nature and culture, and temporary and permanent. 




These contradictions enable progressive projects, nurturing long-term responsibility on the one hand and inviting user and public involvement on the other. These projects are never solitary statements; they are always fundamentally anchored in the city, the public domain, and within the long-standing traditions of architecture, urbanism, and landscape design.

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund, and by grants from the City of Houston through the Texas Commission for the Arts.

Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. For each lecture, attendees will earn one Learning Unit.

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