Exploring care in architecture for its 2022-2023 season, Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) is organising a workshops series and lecture with a pop-up exhibition Intersections: Invisible in Architecture. Central to this thought-provoking series co-curated by Hülya Ertas and Luce Beeckmans is the question: “Who has been marginalized by / silenced in the architectural production?”
In the series Intersections: Invisible in Architecture, we ambition to collectively discuss those groups of people, often at the intersection of class, race and gender, that are essential for the architectural production, but that are nonetheless marginalised or forgotten by it. Simulteanously, we will discuss what the consequences of these processes of precarization, marginalization and silencing are for the discipline and practice of architecture. Hence, in a decolonial spirit, we will touch upon those issues which today’s architectural production does not see or perhaps does not want to see.
The pop-up exhibition is about critically approaching the entangled relations between architecture and social, economic and political structures of power. In collaboration with illustrator Aya Akbib, the discussions during the workshops will be visually narrated, respecting anonymity and authorship. The visual narrations together with the image galleries collectively built up throughout the workshops will be exhibited in De Singel from 17 May till 02 July 2023.
Three workshops will form the base for the pop-up exhibition:
Participation in the workshops is free, but registration is necessary.
Hülya Ertas is the coordinator of exhibitions and publications at the Flanders Architecture Institute. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul Technical University in 2005 and completed her master’s degree in architecture at the same school in 2011. From 2004 to 2020 she worked at the monthly XXI Architecture and Design Magazine, becoming its editor-in-chief in 2013. Now based in Brussels, she is a PhD candidate at Sint-Lucas, KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture. She explores architecture’s social engagement focusing on the commons, care and critique.
Luce Beeckmans is a research professor at the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven. Studying the materialities of transnational migration at multiple spatial scales, her research is situated at the intersection of migration, city and architecture. She graduated as an engineer-architect (option urban planning) at Ghent University in 2005. In 2013, she obtained a PhD-degree from Groningen University with an award-winning dissertation in which she studied colonial and post-colonial urban development in sub-Saharan Africa from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective.
free, no registration necessary
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Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerpen (BE)
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