Panel discussions The Road Travelled


On 18 October, the City Architect of Antwerp and FelixArchief are organising a study day around the photo exhibition 'The Road Travelled'. Urban planners, architects, photographers, critics and historians will discuss photography and urban change with each other and the public.

Urban planners, architects, photographers, critics and historians will start a discussion as part of the photo exhibition 'De Afgelegde Weg - The nineteenth-century belt of Antwerp 1993-2023' at the FelixArchief. The photographs by Hans Bol and Georges Charlier not only evoke memories of the time of Antwerp 93, cultural capital, and of the neighbourhoods of the old port city where a new urban planning policy was then in preparation. Recent photos also show places that will undergo changes in the coming years or where major projects are already underway today.  

This is a good opportunity to look back at the past 30 years and the work of a dynamic generation and take a break to start a form of evaluation.

Two panel discussions will bring together players from the past thirty years who will offer reflections and comments on the transformation of Antwerp based on photos from the exhibition, and then engage in conversation with each other and the public.


  • 13:30: Reception with coffee
  • 14:00: PANEL SESSION 1: "Photography and the transformation of the city: retrospective of/on a generation". With Tom Broes (o.v.), Johan De Vos, Frits Gierstberg, André Loeckx, Bruno Notteboom, Luk Vanmaele, among others
  • 16:30: Coffee break
  • 17:00: PANEL SESSION 2: "Urban transformation and dynamic development: a beginning of evaluation". Including Hardwin De Wever (o.v.), Christian Rapp, Katlijn Van der Veken, Philippe Van Wesenbeeck, Peter Vermeulen, Griet Geerinck
  • 19:30: Conclusion

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