Debate / Utopian Thinking Today: Idealism or Escapism?

Datum: 

22.11.2016, 20:00 to 21:30

Locatie: 

deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Muziekstudio

As part of Battle of Ideas Europe 2016, the Future Cities Project and the Flanders Architecture Institute organize a debate on the idea of Utopia in architecture.

On the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, utopian thinking is back in fashion. Is utopia an unattainable ideal, or does it offer the sort of vision that is necessary to promote change? Is the idea of utopia only celebrated today because it is a fantasy with no practical consequences?

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Speakers:

  • Lieven De Cauter
    Philosopher, art historian, writer and activist; lecturer in philosophy of culture, RITCS, School of Arts & Department of Architecture
  • Penny Lewis
    Lecturer, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University; co-founder, AE Foundation
  • Ward Verbakel
    Partner at plusoffice architects, Adj. Prof. At KULeuven
  • Ken De Cooman
    Architect at BC Architects & Studies

Chair:

  • Alastair Donald
    Associate director, Future Cities Project; architecture programme manager, British Council


Admission is free, but you need to REGISTER

This event is a co-production of the Future Cities Project and the Flanders Architecture Institute.

Datum: 

22.11.2016, 20:00 to 21:30

Locatie: 

deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Muziekstudio

Organisator: 

Vlaams Architectuurinstituut & British Council

Straat: 

Desguinlei 25

Postcode: 

2018

Gemeente: 

Antwerpen

Land: 

België

Contactpersoon: 

Bart Decroos

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