Lectures and Conferences

Analogous Spaces

The International Conference on Analogous Spaces (from May 14 till 17, 2008) interrogated the analogy between spaces in which knowledge is preserved, organized, transferred or activated.

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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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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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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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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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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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