Exhibitions

bOb van Reeth – Architect

In the summer of 2013, in BOZAR Brussels, the retrospective exhibition ‘b0b van Reeth – Architect’ was organized.

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Boma 1880-1920: Colonial Capital City or Cosmopolitan Trading Post?

The Royal Museum of Central Africa holds an extensive, rich photographic collection. During the exhibition ‘The Memory of Congo: The Colonial Era’ (2005)

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Buildings with a social memory: conservation, reuse and reconversion

The centenary of Feestlokaal Vooruit in Ghent provided a perfect occasion to explore possible strategies of conservation, reuse and reconversion of similar, large-scale ‘Maisons du Peuple’, built by and for the people.

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Congo belge (en images)

For this exhibition, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer and Johan Lagae selected nearly 100 images from the immense visual archive at the Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, the largest part of which dates from 1885 to 1908.

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Congo: Urban Landscapes, Intersecting Gazes

This exhibition presented the urban landscapes of three cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Kisangani) and invited visitors to reflect on the notion of ‘shared heritage’.

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Exhibition 'Open Call. 20 Years of Public Architecture'

This project is an explorative research of the Open Call architecture competition procedure as developed and used by the Flemish Government Architect between 1999 and 2019

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Exhibition Orban Space: Luc Deleu – T.O.P. office

The exhibition Orban Space: Luc Deleu – T.O.P. office centres upon Orban Space, the latest research project initiated by T.O.P. office in 2006. Orban Space brings to full circle the ambition of T.O.P. office to develop a theoretical framework and a practical methodology to think about public space on a global scale, and ultimately to develop suitable strategies to design it.

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Expolab: Exhibition & Lecture Series

Expolab was a public research programme about exhibiting architecture, from October 2014 to March 2015. It consisted of a public masterclass, a lecture series and an exhibition.

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Heritage in the Lower Congo Region

As the natural gateway to the immense hinterland of Central Africa, the region of the Lower Congo was of extreme strategic importance for the Belgian colonization project and its economy of exploitation.

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Piranesi. The Print Collection of Ghent University

The university library owns an important collection of original etchings by the Italian architect and draughtsman Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778). A research team of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University, with Maarten Delbeke, Dirk De Meyer and Bart Verschaffel, has curated a major exhibition of the graphic work of Giambattista Piranesi: Piranesi. The print collection of Ghent University in The Museum of Fine Arts of Ghent (MSK Gent) (09/20/2008-01/18/2009).

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Recollecting Landscapes: re-photography, memory and transformation

‘Recollecting Landscapes’ uses documentary re-photography for research on urbanism, landscape, heritage, spatial planning, infrastructure, etc. It observes the evolution of landscapes until today. Over the course of a century, an exceptional photographic collection was composed that covers the northern parts of the Belgian territory.

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The Memory of Congo: The Colonial Era

Drawing on the Royal Museum for Central Africa’s extensive collections, this exhibition presented a broad survey of Congo during colonial times and, as such, shed light on an ignored historical past. Beginning with an evocation of Congo’s distant past, which preceded a colonial era that would bring changes to the territory, the history of Congo’s colonization was narrated around a series of major themes: social hierarchies, economic transactions, encounters between individuals and cultures and the construction of a colonial imagery. The exhibition ended with a section devoted to the independence and the post-colonial era.

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