On Wednesday October 24 the Flanders Architecture Institute and Ghent University organize, in cooperation with KU Leuven, the colloquium 'Recollecting Landscapes. Exploring landscape rephotography between art, science, design, policy and cultural practice'. The colloquium is followed by a book presentation and an evening lecture by the American photographer Mark Klett.
Our landscape changes continuously under pressure of urbanization, climate change, cultural, socioeconomic, agricultural evolutions. Landscape photography, however, enables us to develop the memory of our living environment. Especially rephotography of landscapes at different moments in time is used increasingly to show large and small transformations on the terrain that are often invisible on maps.
As a research method rephotography interacts between the documentary content and the artistic practice of the photographer. This colloquium is interdiscplinary and focuses in the first place on the scientific and artistic dimension of rephotography. From there a number of questions are posed to other disciplines. What are the forums in which these image series can play a role? What can they contribute to the practice of architects, urban planners and policy makers? And how can rephotorgraphy initiate a dialogue with the sociocultural practices of inhabitants that shape the landscape on a daily basis?
The colloquium is organized on the occasion of the publication of ‘Recollecting Landscapes: Rephotography, Memory and Transformation 1904-1980-2004-2014’ (Bruno Notteboom & Pieter Uyttenhove, Amsterdam: Roma Publications 2018). More info on www.recollectinglandscapes.be
The colloquium and the evening lecture are in English.
- 2:00 - 2:30 pm: Introduction Pieter Uyttenhove (Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture), Bruno Notteboom (KULeuven, Faculty of Architecture), Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, Provincie West-Vlaanderen
- 2:30 - 3:00 pm: Recollecting Landscapes: the origins - Bruno Notteboom
- 3:00 - 3:30 pm: Recollecting Landscapes: rephotography in 2004 and 2014 - Jan Kempenaers, Michiel De Cleene (KASK School of Arts)
- 3:30 - 3:45 pm: Discussion
- 3:45 - 4:15 pm: Break
- 4:15 - 5:00 pm: Rephotography in the Netherlands: Objective Netherlands - Reinjan Mulder, Cleo Wächter (see: objectiefnederland.nl)
- 5:00 - 5:30 pm: Recollecting and rephotographing in Europe - Pieter Uyttenhove
- 5:30 - 6:15 pm: Rephotography in Switzerland: Long-term photographic observation of Schlieren 2005 – 2020 - Meret Wandeler (Zurich University of the Arts/IFCAR), Ulrich Görlich (Zurich University of the Arts/IFCAR)
- 6:15 - 6:30 pm: Discussion
- 8:00 pm Rephotography in the US: The Rephotographic Survey Project and Beyond - Marc Klett (Arizona State University)
After the lecture the book ‘Recollecting Landscapes: Rephotography, Memory and Transformation 1904-1980-2004-2014’ is presented.