nick dot axel at gmail dot com
Current:
e-flux Architecture
Forensic Architecture
Recent:
Volume Magazine
Strelka Institute
DAE
KABK
FOAM
Bauhaus Universität-Weimar
DAAR
Centre for Research Architecture
dpr-barcelona
2016
November 30: Launch of Superhumanity at e-flux. With: Lucia Allais, Beatriz Colomina, Rubén Gallo, Nikolaus Hirsch, Brooke Holmes, Andrés Jaque, Lydia Kallipoliti, Spyros Papapetros, Martha Rosler (in absentia), Mabel O. Wilson, Mark Wigley.
October 28: Launch of Volume #49: Hello World! at Post Office, Rotterdam.
October 22–November 20: Superhumanity exhibition at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.
October 20: Launch of Superhumanity at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial. With: Beatriz Colomina, Keller Easterling, Anselm Franke, Francesca Hughes, Lydia Kallipoliti, Laura Kurgan, Lesley Lokko, Spyros Papapetros, Felicity D. Scott, Pelin Tan, Eyal Weizman, Mark Wigley.
October 6–14: "Critical Thinking" seminar at Strelka Institute, Advanced Urban Design.
September 22: e-flux Architecture launched.
September 15: Release of Volume #49: Hello World!. Publication edited and features editorial "Going Live."
September 15: Publication of "Going Live" on volumeproject.org and ArchDaily.
July 7: Presentation at "Reporting from Venice" on behalf of Forensic Architecture at HipHopHuis, Rotterdam (organized by Creative Industries Fund NL).
July 1-4: "Artificial Intelligence in Culture" retreat organized and executed with Volume, in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut and ruangrupa. With: Klaas Kruitenbrouwer, Marina Otero, Lilet Breddels, Arjen Oosterman, Tamar Shafrir, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Andrea Bagnato, Simone Niquille, Füsun Türetken, Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Luis Rodil Fernandez, Femke Snelting, Dorien Zandbergen, Ben Schouten.
June 16: Guest Critic for Design Curating & Writing final projects, Design Academy Eindhoven.
June 12: Publication of "The Post-Rem World," a review of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, in Spike Art Magazine #48.
June 8: Presentation at "Cultural Diversity under Attack: Protecting Heritage for Peace" on behalf of Forensic Architecture at the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts and Science, Academy Palace (organized by UNESCO).
June 1: "Nakba Day Killings" lecture at the Department of Architecture postgraduate program, University of Thessaly (Athens).
May 27: Launch of Volume #48: The Research Turn. Publication edited and features editorial "Research Horizons, as well as interviews with Lex ter Braak, Beatriz Colomina, Reinier de Graaf, DUS Architects, Adrian Lahoud, John Palmesino, Stephan Petermann, Irit Rogoff, Territorial Agency, UNStudio, Eyal Weizman, Jan Peter Wingender. Also features BLUE insert by Malkit Shoshan, edited.
May 26: Publication of "Research Horizons" on volumeproject.org and ArchDaily.
May 25: Presentation at "P.O.P. [Published on Paper]" at IUAV.
May 01: Publication of "The Bakken Treatise" in Architecture, Energy, Matter (eds. Lindsay Bremner & Roberto Bottazzi).
April 29: Publication of "Prisons are Heterotopias Too," a response to Beatriz Colomina, in LOBBY #4: Abundance.
April 26–30: Fellow at IdeasCity Detroit.
April 25: Publication of The future of public transport by Design Academy Eindhoven. Publication edited and features "The crystal ball," an essay on scenario planning.
April 22: "Nakba Day Killings" lecture at ArtEZ Graphic Design.
April 18: Participant in "Instituting the Contemporary" public editorial meeting at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.
April 06–10: Participant in LafargeHolcim Forum Detroit.
March 23: Release of Volume #47: The System*. Publication edited and features "Global Security Pipeline," a project on oil infrastructure and power relations in the Arabian Gulf, as well as interviews with Jan Jongert and Thomas Rau.
March 21: Publication of "Cloud Urbanism," an essay on density and logistics, on ArchDaily and volumeproject.org.
March 18: Presentation at "Gaza inédite" on behalf of Forensic Architecture at the Institut du Monde Arabe.
March 02: Jury member at KABK Graphic Design.
January 11–March 16: "The future of public transport" studio at Design Academy Eindhoven, with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Tutor in Design Curating & Writing, with Rianne Makkink (Social Design) and Jan Koning (Contextual Design).
2015
December 15: Launch of Volume #46: Shelter with "Definition Series: Shelter, not Shelter" event at Storefront for Art and Architecture. With: Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Vere van Gool, Lydia Kallipoliti, Ryan John King, Sean Monahan. Publication edited and features editorial "Shelter is a Verb," with Arjen Oosterman, as well as an interview with Dick van Gameren. May 26: Publication of "Shelter is a Verb" on volumeproject.org.
December 09–March 04: Tutor at KABK Graphic Design.
October 23–December 13: Exhibition of "The Gaza Transcripts" as a part of the Centre for Documentary Architecture at Bauhaus Essentials 2015, Other Music Academy, Weimar.
October 27: "Grounding Deregulation" lecture (via Skype) at Strelka Institute (organized by METASITU).
October 03: "The Art of Economy" symposium organized as a Chicago Architecture Biennial partner event, with Ryan John King and Ekaterina Zavyalova (FOAM). With: Nick Land, Mohammad Salemy, Troy Conrad Therrien, Kristoffer Josefsson, Dan Taeyoung, Manuel Shvartzberg, Jake Hamilton, Laura Lotti, Marina Otero.
October 02–04: Installation of "Tropical Mining Station" at Future Firm as a Chicago Architecture Biennial partner event, with Ryan John King and Ekaterina Zavyalova (FOAM).
September 23: Release of Volume #45: Learning. Publicaiton edited and features "Schools of Knocks," an essay on prisons as pedagogical spaces, with Leonardo Dellanoce, as well as an interview with Ben Schouten. Also features Radical Pedagogies insert by Beatriz Colomina and Evangelos Kotsioris, edited.
August 01: Release of "Black Friday" report by Forensic Architecture and Amnesty International. Project researcher, coordinator, web editor and interactive designer.
July 12: Centre for Documentary Architecture awarded the GRAFE-Kreativpreis 2015, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
July 09–12: Exhibition of "The Gaza Transcripts" as part of the Centre for Documentary Architecture at summaery 2015, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
July 03: Release of Volume #44: On Display. Publication edited. Features 1:1 insert by Dirk van de Heuvel, edited, with Arjen Oosterman.
May 25: Release of Urban Planning for Murder by Aristide Antonas, published by DPR-Barcelona.
April 09–July 12: "Documentary Architecture. War and Media" studio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, with Ines Weizman. Guest lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
2014
December 10: Release of "Nakba Day Killings" report by Forensic Architecture on behalf of Defense for Children International Palestine. Project coordinator & researcher.
November 28: "Grounding Deregulation" lecture at Campus in Camps.
November 01–January 31: Resident at DAAR (Decolonizing Art Architecture Residency), Beit Sahour, Palestine.
October 27–31: Tutor in "The Tribunal for Uncertain Objects" master class by Susan Schuppli @ KABK Graphic Design.
October 13: Publication of "Framing Agency" in Volume #41: How to Build a Nation.
October 10: "Grounding Deregulation" lecture as a part of "Architecture/Image/Activism" symposium @ The Bartlett, UCL.
September 04: Dissertation "Stakes, Grounds and Bounds: Archaeologies of a Deregulated Present" submitted for the completion of an MA in Research Architecture (with distinction), Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.
June 19–25: Exhibition of "Grounding Deregulation" at re-cognitions, Centre for Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.