AUDITORIUM is the annual lecture series, which Stad en Architectuur organizes in Leuven at the Stuk Auditorium.
Well-known international architects and scholars are invited to give lectures, confronting their research and works with the urgencies of the contemporary debate in architecture. This year the topic of the debate will focus on the ambiguous relationship between power, politics and the production of form.
In the past serving the powers of propaganda and in contemporary the more subtle and slippery financial one, architecture is revealed as a very ductile manipulator, itself manipulated by power and politics. The blur of the boundaries between the public and the private, together with the environmental urgencies of our times are introducing an epochal changing in the way architects act. How and by whom is form manipulated in different socio-political contexts? Read more…
EL EQUIPO DE MAZZANTI (CO) / Giancarlo Mazzanti
“the power of architecture as a social integration mechanism”
DW5 (LB) / Bernard Khoury
MOS Architects (USA) / Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample
“basic forms for houses and housing"
51N4E (BE) / Freek Persyn
“the questions we share”
A2O – ARCHITECTEN (BE) / Jo Berben
"connectivity as a space-generator"
NOERO ARCHITECTS (ZA) / Jo Noero
“the limits of architecture”
ANDRÉS JAQUE ARCHITECTS (ES) / Andrés Jaque
“architecture as rendered society”
NIETO SOBEJANO ARQUITECTOS (ES) / Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
Lectures in English
WHERE: Auditorium, STUK, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven // WHEN: 8 thursdays // START: 20:00 // RESERVATION: email@example.com | 016 320 320 | STUK infodesk // TICKETS: € 9 / season-ticket € 60 | STUK membership card € 7 / season-ticket € 45 | student € 5 / season-ticket € 30 | member S&A free // INFO: t.016 22 22 39 | www.stadenarchitectuur.be, www.stuk.be
CURATOR: Maria Alessandra Segantini (C+S Architects, Italy) / ORGANISATION: Stad & Architectuur
PARTNERS: STUK Kunstencentrum, ASRO KU Leuven, Existenz / SUPPORT: City of Leuven, the Province of Flemish Brabant, the Government of Flanders / SPONSORING: Febelcem, Orde van Architecten–Vlaamse Raad, NAV, Media A+ Architecture in Belgium / LAY-OUT: Andrea Bertus, www.ontwerpburobertus.nl