On the occasion of the double exhibition Caring Architecture the Flanders Architecture Institute organizes a series of excursions and dialogues on how designers can take care of the future of our planet. Register now if you want to join us during these reflective moments.
As a part of the discursive programme, VAi and Newrope organise three excursions to the projects in Care for Space for Care each time followed by a dialogue between the architects, excursionists and Newrope. The second excursion goes to the project of Sporthaven and Ziggy by Import.Export Architecture and Huis Perrekes by NU architectuuratelier. Nadia Casabella and Bert Gellynck from 1010 Architecture Urbanism, and Michiel van Iersel and Philippe Vandenbroeck from Newrope will join the excursions and the dialogue.
You can register separately for excursion and/or debate.
More practical information will follow after registration.
In the photo, this former doctor’s home resembles a fairy tale house emerging from the wood. To discover that it is in the middle of the village of Oosterlo, one has to pay it a visit. Furthermore, with a park-like garden that is open to the public, the nursing home even opens its doors to the life of the village. This gesture already demonstrates that the philosophy of the Perrekes House is quite distinct, and that its ideas are inseparably linked to the architectural choices made for this accommodation.More on Huis Perrekes in the buildings database
In addition to the exhibition Care For Space For Care, VAi collaborated with Newrope Chair of Architecture & Urban Transformation to organise a discursive programme.
As an interdisciplinary research group that is part of the architecture department of ETH Zurich, Newrope will extend the themes of the exhibition, interdependencies, maintenance, post-humanism, by asking questions in the format of postcards. The main question “Who cares?” sets of a self-reflective insight of what role you see for design(ers) in taking care of the world around us. Together Newrope and VAi wonders what perspective each individual has on this particular idea on caring architecture.
The questions on postcards will be the starting point of the dialogue at the end of each excursion. They feed into the conversation in the sense that they help formulate critical questions for the architects of the exhibited projects. The aim is to experience first-hand what is framed as caring architecture in the scope of this exhibition and to critically engage both with the projects and the exhibition itself. The possible outcomes of the discursive programme are also showcased in the reflective space at the end of the exhibition hall as an added layer to knowledge sharing.
How can architecture take care of the planet and its inhabitants? In addition to the Critical Care exhibition Care for Space for Care explores how architecture in Flanders and Brussels interprets the concept of care. Nine contemporary projects reflect on three themes: interdependence, maintenance and posthumanism.more on the exhibition
Antwerp (exact location will be communicated after registration)
free, but you need to book a free ticket
De Singel (Expoplein)
Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp
Flanders Architecture Institute, De Singel and Newrope
the Flemish Community
If you cannot afford the ticket for the excursions please contact us with a short note of interest via email to Elise Verstraete: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2022 the theme for the architecture programme is care. With this broad theme, the Flanders Architecture Institute and De Singel are focusing on the impact of care on the built environment. Care is about nurturing, maintaining and securing for the future. Architecture that cares sets itself apart due to its empathy for the context, the users and the makers. Caring architecture pays attention to the long term effects of its creation and existence, and is critical with regard to human activity on the planet.