photography Nick Claeskens
The matter of architecture not only refers to the pragmatic idea of architecture, but also to the added value that is created and felt within what is built. The AUDITORIUM 18/19 lecture series represents a spectrum of architecture and matter as such: what is ‘built’ as a physical materiality, what is ‘not built’ as space, light and time, and ‘the poetic’, ‘the metaphysical’ in search of the essence of architecture. Seven selected speakers bring a comprehensive story.
Curators: Miep Linssen, Lukas Versteele & Ruben Hoet
28 September BRAEMPRAAT premiered in de Singel. Renaat Braem wrote ‘Het lelijkste land ter wereld’ (‘The ugliest country in the world’) in 1968, an indictment of the way in which we build in Belgium. He uses urbanisation and architecture as a focal point from which to inveigh against society, politics and mankind. Braem was a developer of ideas. With humour like cement, he constructed a text that stands on solid foundations. Dimitri Leue presents Braem’s text with music that takes away the cavity walls of your being. Steven Taelman sets to work with melodies and compositions from 1968. Filip Dujardin’s photos show how Belgium is ‘beautiful at being ugly’. BULK architects creates a set as a sample card for the rest of the world, a monster of architecture.
On Thursday 20/9/2018, Matexi organized a first visit to the new Daycare in Machelen. Interested parties were given a guided tour of the construction site by BULK architects, Matexi and contractor Vanhout, together with the Mayor and the aldermen of Machelen.
A special first day of school for the pupils of Het Vliegertje: the very first day for the school in their new building. After school, parents and neighbors were welcome to take a look. The pupils of the sixth grade showed the visitors around.
"interact as an architect – the studio as laboratory"
Lecture by Koen Van Bockstal - 30 August 2018
The European Association for Architectural Education
Annual Conference + General Assembly 2018
Porto - August 29 to September 1
Info & registration.