Projections 6: From Imagination to City

Press release
Workshop eerste bachelor onder de luifel van het theaterplein arch secchi en vigano de opdracht is gebaseerd op de film dogvill van lars von trier klein

ANTWERP AS A LABORATORY FOR THE CITY OF THE FUTURE. How does architecture make a city? This was the central question that the University of Antwerp’s Faculty of Design Sciences and the Flanders Architecture Institute decided to explore. As their test case, they used Antwerp, a complex city in which experimental design plays a leading role. The result can be seen in From Imagination to City, an exhibition that lays bare the hidden mechanisms of the metropolis.

“A city like Antwerp is the result of an intense development process, in which the transfer of knowledge plays a crucial role.”

- Stefan Siffer

Vision for the future. The conceptual exercises featured in this exhibition give residents, policy makers and visitors the chance to imagine the impact that a new building or a new city square could have on the way that a city is experienced. Lara Schrijver believes that vision plays a crucial role in this: “For many city residents, urban development is an abstract concept. We hope that a glimpse into our laboratory will help to explain the vision for the future.”

From Imagination to City is part of PROJECTIONS, a series of exhibitions in which the Flanders Architecture Institute and deSingel provide a platform for existing research in Flanders. The driving factors behind the choice of projects are social themes and/questioning the role of the discipline of architecture in society.