Public Space With A Roof

Kersten Geers

A newly achieved perception of spatiality and the definition of a discourse around means of architectural signs will be the topic of a conversation between the art critic Emiliano Gandolfi and the architect Kersten Geers. The appearance of space is unconceivable without a dissertation on time. Architecture is not necessarily a temporal experience, but time, through its evolutionary cultural process, defines what we should consider beautiful at a given moment. Within Robert Schumann’s poetic beauty, based on humans’ conscious and creative intervention in the nature, and the Japanese definition of wabi-sabi that sees beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, our perception flows, in various constructions of signs, through space. Kersten Geers is an architect and before 2002, when he opened his own studio with David van Severen, he has worked for several architectural bureaus (Maxwan/Max.1 Architecten and Neutelings Riedijk Architects). Geers has published various articles on architecture and fiction in numerous professional journals and since 2003 he has been a tutor and guest critic at various institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium.