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Carole Schmit

© University of Luxembourg

Carole Schmit is Guest Professor of Architecture at the University of Luxembourg and works at the same time for the Administration of Public Works. For about fifteen years she has developed in her office Polaris for her design and research projects an architectural syntax based on the influences related to street culture, conceptual art and anthropological studies. Over the time her concern for ecology and economy within architectural design practice have added more layers to her work. Together with her partner François Thiry, she develops ideas such as The Threatened City, a dystopian projection due to the consequences of climate change on European cities, the Ordos Effect, a storytelling phenomenon based on communication devices far more powerful than the past Bilbao-effect, The Territorial Opportunism, describing the dynamic spaces around borders, sort of spatial pockets that are crossed by daily commuters. Her designwork has been published in different magazines such as Wall Street Journal (New York), New York Times, (New York), Paisea (Valencia, Spain), Mark (Netherlands), Contemporary (London), Technique et architecture (Paris), Arch+ (Suisse), A10 (Germany), A+ (Bruxelles), Abitare (Milano), Arhitectura (Bucarest), DDO (Lille) and different media in Asia-Pacific. She has published herself articles about art, architecture and urbanism in international and local media. She contributed to the editions of Mutations with the project USE – Uncertain States of Europe with Multiplicity published by Actar (Barcelona) in 2000, or Unseen I slipped away with Maurice Nio published by 010 (Rotterdam) in 2003, or Our House with François Thiry published by Maison Moderne (Luxembourg) in 2014.
Design projects are on:
www.polaris.lu

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