Research projects Luce Beeckmans

European Architecture beyond Europe

Between 2010 and 2014, Mercedes Volait (INHA, Paris) and Johan Lagae (UGent) ran a European-funded COST-action project (IS0904) entitled 'European Architecture beyond Europe: Sharing Research and Knowledge on Dissemination Processes, Historical Data and Material Legacy (19th–20th centuries)'. The focus of this project was not only on colonial architecture but also on the built environment resulting from migration flows or the production linked to transnational networks of expertise.

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Labo S Works 2004-2014. A landscape perspective on urbanism

Over the past decade Labo S has been operating in the margins of the (urban) landscape by studying real places which go largely unnoticed and examining concrete problems that are rarely debated in the spotlight of the media or academia ...

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Mapping Kinshasa

Johan Lagae was invited to contribute to the exhibition “Afropolis: Stadt, Medien, Kunst” (curators: Kerstin Pinther, Christian Hanussek, Larissa Förster) with a presentation on the spatial development of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Pilot Study: Collective Housing

In 2013 Labo S, in collaboration with Labo A (Laboratory for Architecture, Ghent University) and the architectural office Bovenbouw Architectuur, was selected by the Flemish State Architect to participate in the pilot study for collective housing.

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Urban and Architectural Heritage in Kinshasa, DR Congo

A survey of urban and architectural heritage in Kinshasa (DRC) was conducted between 2009 and 2011 at the initiative of Bernard Toulier (French Ministry of Culture and Communication). Johan Lagae was in charge of the historical research.

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