Joachim Declerck interviewed by Brendan Cormier and Arjen Oosterman.
Flanders had long been cast as a nebular city of hyper individualized sprawl - everyone with a house and a view to the landscape - the result of a welfare state ambition that flourished after the Second World War. Joachim Declerck wants to rethink the spatial logic of this situation, recalling the historical strengths of the original city-states, this time translated to new transnational realities. With his urban think-and-do tank, Architecture Workroom, he's brought two new projects to the International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam and the Venice Biennale, which discuss these issues. Volume sat down with him to discuss scales of intervention, re-situating production, and the metropolitan fabric.
Bron: Volume 32.