| Conference and Tour Programme > WEDNESDAY 14 MAY
OMAMO: The Black Box
The Parallel Life of Analogous Spaces in the Work of OMA/AMO
The Architecture of the Diagram and Metaphor
lecture by Floris Alkemade and comment by Rolf Hughes
Prof. ir.-arch. Floris Alkemade is a Dutch architect, urban designer, and one of the directors/partners of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rotterdam. Floris Alkemade joined OMA in 1989 and has worked as a project director for architecture and urban planning since 1996. He is now one of the directors/partners of the office. As project architect and project leader he completed several master plans, such as the Euralille master plan and the master plan project for the City Center of Almere (currently under construction). Floris Alkemade has acted as project leader for several urban projects in Europe and Asia and the competition for Les Halles in the center of Paris. Currently he is working on projects such as the master plan study for Gent (Belgium), the master plan for the area around the former Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, a shopping mall in Ostrava (Tjech Republic), the Coolsingel in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the KJ Plein tower (The Hague, The Netherlands). Floris Alkemade is a guest-professor at Ghent University in Belgium and a member of the architecture selection committee at a renowned national art foundation.
Prof. dr. Rolf Hughes is a British writer, critic and researcher based at the School of Architecture within the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. He holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia, UK, and is currently researching genealogies of authorship, judgment and representation as part of the collaborative research project Architecture and its Mythologies with Timothy Anstey and Katja Grillner.