great way to collect all the value you've been offering so far, is by summiting it into a book. This move has been made by 3XN. Remember the 3XN's Mind Your Behaviour exhibit? Well, now 3XN has announced their latest publication MIND YOUR BEHAVIOUR which will launch in connection with an international summit on ‘Behaviour and the Built Environment’ at the Danish Architecture Centre Thursday March 4.
The illustrated book consists of 276 pages and is written in English. It elaborates on the behaviour as a theme in 3XNs current solo exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre. Through contributions from a number of acknowledged writers the book offers new perspectives on the relationship between architecture and behaviour – and even gives an exclusive glimpse into the mind of a teacher as well as a student from 3XNs highly acknowledged Ørestad College building.
• Kent Martinussen, CEO at the Danish Architecture Centre
• Poul Erik Tøjner, Managing Director at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
• Ida Marie Klawonn, Teacher at Ørestad College
• Martine Seedorff, Student at Ørestad College
• Marianne Krogh Jensen, Mag.art, ph.d
• Jan Gehl, Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
• Lars Qvortrup, Dean of the Danish School of Education (DPU) at Aarhus University
• Ralf Richardt Strøbech, Director & Set Designer at Loop group
• Henrik Oxvig, Ass. Professor and Director of Doctorial Studies at the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
• Blaine Brownell, Founder of Transstudio and Ass. Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture
Each theme in the book is richly illustrated with examples from 3XNs portfolio.
A brief extract from the introduction to the theme of Cultural Behaviour:
“The world is shrinking. Globalization means that we no longer have one TV channel but 50; the internet gives us access to vast volumes of knowledge and low price travel has made the whole world familiar. How can we use each other’s differences to expand our world again?”
And a brief extract from the Cultural Behaviour essay ”The World is not the Internet” by Ralf Richardt Strøbech:
“The wonderful thing is that our chosen destination is somebody else’s home. Whether we go to Athens or the Amazon, it’s home to somebody or something. I call it one man’s everyday life is another man’s adventure.”
Here are some selected projects by 3XN:
If you're interested, you can get your copy at the DACbookshop.
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