Workshop INTERIORcity

Press release
20121003 pb cityasprocession

a collaboration of Interiors Biennale Kortrijk with the Flemish Architecture Institute VAi and emerging designers

The workshop INTERIORcity examines the relationship between the inner life of buildings and the city, between the fair and the city and between people; those living in Kortrijk and visitors to the Interiors Biennale. For 5 days students from five schools of architecture and interior architecture will collaborate in a practical examinations of what interiors mean today and what they may mean tomorrow.

The team of participants will examine how interiors and city relate to each other, imaginative interventions of designers transform our worlds and how designs have the capacity of changing our perception of everyday urban environments. The workshop is also related to the ambitions laid out in the ViA Vlaanderen in Actie Plan, the Vokaplan Kortrijk and by the Flemish Government Architect and engages with the initiatives of DesigncityKortrijk and Budalab.

In the workshop INTERIORcity the collaborators will examine the potential of interiors as a form of micro-urbanism, offering images of publicness and publicity, exploring the economy of artistic interventions as well as the impact of use on how we see the city, its buildings and its rooms. Studentswill literally take Kortrijk into the city of Interiors, using and re-usingparts of the everyday in a temporary work that is to surprise, intrigue andenchant the visitor of the exhibition.

Buda Factory, Kortrijk, 22 to 26 October 2012

Presentation: 26 October 2012, 18.00 hrs.

Participating schools:

School of Interior Architecture, Artesis – Department of Design Sciences, Antwerp, Belgium

School of Interior Architecture, Department of Architecture, PHL University College, Hasselt, Belgium

School of Interior Architecture, Sint Lucas School of Architecture, Gent, Belgium

Research group Interiors, Buildings and Cities, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Building Sciences, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Illustration credits:

Rörelse i konsten, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Emmanuel Chantebout, Paris