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OSA REWIND: My Fetish: Watching old men on youtube

Senior Lecturer and PostGrad Programme Leader Toby Shew writes about his fetish First published in OSA Vol 1, Issue 3: Fetish “Your reading of the title says more about you than it does me” I spent a few minutes going through my fetishes – as anyone might when confronted by this theme. I realised that a [hu]man can turn almost anything into a fetish; any action, any piece of clothing, any smell, any material. I guess this is in line with the postmodern condition as discussed by Jean-François Lyotard – we are able to enjoy a profusion of small narratives and this leads to a plural of fetishes. Or maybe we just have too much time and media on our hands?I found myself YouTubing “Jean-François L

OSA REVIEW: CJ Lim, OxArch Resilience Lecture

CJ Lim returned to OxArch for a second time to promote his new book, Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science Fiction or Urban Future?. In his own words, he would not be here if he had not had a story to tell. Credit: CJ Lim / Studio 8 Architect; Routledge "A storyteller won't tell you what to dream." The lights go out and we dive into the ludic, rich world of CJ Lim. All of a sudden, the theatre becomes the perfect frame – it is here, in the dark, seated in front of the big, luminous screen, that we are confronted with ourselves. The scene becomes the dream, a dream for many dreamers – and we are here to listen. Credit: CJ Lim / Studio 8 Architect; Routledge CJ projected a series of case studie

Week 04// 16/10 - 22/10

​OSA Magazine is a platform for documenting, sharing and publicising the varied agendas of students at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture. Here on our new weekly update, we will be recommending arts and culture events currently open in London and Oxford. We'll also be sharing articles from our limited edition print publications past, present and future, so you'll still be able to read contributions from the OSA writers, even if the magazines are sold out. Dear all, It's week 04 already and there is some amazing work around the studio..\ --- Image of the week: Our featured student of the week is Tom Jephson MArchD 2// DS1 Creator: Tom Jephson// See more of his work on instagram: @tom_jephs

OSA REVIEW: REM by Tomas Koolhaas, OxArch Special

Successful opening of OxArch’s programme with the UK premier for Rem, a documentary about Rem Koolhaas by Tomas Koolhaas With its experience of delivering incredible and versatile events, this year OxArch opened its programme with the first screening of Rem in UK. The event presented the opportunity for the audience not only to see the documentary about the architect Rem Koolhaas but also to speak with the film’s creator, Tomas Koolhaas. Having garnered interest among professionals from all parts of the field, the screening was held over two evenings - one meant for the general public and one for the staff and students of the Oxford Brookes University - followed by a Q&A session with the fil

Week 03// 09/10 - 15/10

​OSA Magazine is a platform for documenting, sharing and publicising the varied agendas of students at Oxford Brookes School of Architecture. Here on our new weekly update, we will be recommending arts and culture events currently open in London and Oxford. We'll also be sharing articles from our limited edition print publications past, present and future, so you'll still be able to read contributions from the OSA writers, even if the magazines are sold out. Dear all, Welcome back!! These are the 9 months of the year we all have been waiting for. Endless nights, microwave food and no social life. For all the newcomers to oxford here is a guide to the must see architecture: --- Oxford must se

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