Author Archives: kaetti

International Building exhibition Hamburg

The ongoing IBA, International Building exhibition, which started in March 2013 in Hamburg, is soon coming to an end (on the 7th of November). The building exhibition experiences this year with innovative architectural solutions for pressing problems of the urban community life, such as the growing diversity of its population, the low attractiveness of the […]

Urban walks – claiming the right to the city or a new form of tourism?

Charleroi – Photo credit: Kätti Rob Lately, Charleroi and Copenhagen propose alternative Urban walks for locals and tourists alike. In Copenhagen Jacob Jacobsen, a local visual artist, activist and organizer, takes visitors and locals on a tour through the traditionally working class neighbourhoods. In Charleroi Nicolas Buissart, Belgian artist and designer, proposes an urban safari […]

Tok Toc NOG – Toc Tock More!

Tok Toc Nog – (a flemish play on words for Tok Toc More) – is the continuation of the Tok Toc Knock festival. Recently TheHumanCityProject posted about the Toc Tok Knock – Festival 1: Cite Modele, which has already ended. This video resumes not only the interventions in the first part, but gives you insights […]

The Ambition of the territory exhibit in Antwerp

“The Ambition of the territory” at deSingel Antwerpen  (05th of October 2012 – 06th of January 2013) by the temporary association AWJGGRAUaDVVTAT (Architecture Workroom Brussels, designer Joost Grootens, GRAU, architects De Vylder, Vinck, Taillieu and artist Ante Timmermans) Who? AWJGGRAUaDVVTAT is an urban think-(and-do)-tank that was selected by the Flemish Architecture Institute and the Flemish Government […]

Building for Brussels

Building for Brussels – or – how to face new social challenges?

In 2010, Brussels Capital Region organised an exhibition Building for Brussels – Architecture and Urban Planning in Europe. We found some videos that were made for the exhibition. In these videos, architects, urban planners and politicians argue how a powerful architectural and urban planning policy can provide answers to the new social challenges of Brussels.The […]

Hungry City / Carolyn Steel

The Hungry City – The creative Power of Food

Carolyn Steel – architect and author of the Hungry City – will give a lecture at DeSingel/Antwerpen on the 13th of December: ‘How food shapes our lives‘ will try to reveal how Food can be a creative power in the design of the City and how the hinterland and the cities can interact in a […]

Parckdesign biennial: Sustainable redevelopment of industrial wasteland

Parckdesign is a biennial dedicated to public space planning. As for this year’s emphasis, the participants were asked to focus on industrial wastelands, leftover spaces and interstices in Brussels. Ten multidisciplinary design teams consisting of artists, designers, architects and landscapers gathered their efforts under  the initiative from Brussels Environment and the Brussels Ministry for Environment, […]

Tok Toc Knock Festival shows how to involve citizens in a creative way

From the 17th of November until the 1st of December, KVS organizes the Tok Toc Knock Festival in the Model City of Laeken. In this first edition of creative confrontation between the inhabitants and various artists the festival offers performances, outdoor installations, walks, discussions, workshops and much more. Are architects visionaries? Can architecture be an answer to […]

4×4 – 4 offices, 4 visions for the North-South trainjunction in Brussels

On December the 6th, Bozar organizes a vernissage to summarize one year of prospective research on the North-South train junction. Four offices (XDGA, Studio 012/Karbon, V+, 51N4E/AUC/BBS)  present their work in form of four tapestries exhibited in the main hall of the event centre. If you want to join this event, register here. For more […]

BruXitizen – Is the city ours?

During four days of workshops and discussions the BruXitizen festival offers its young citizens a platform to interact with the city’s decision makers in a lighthearted environment. The main subject, “Young citizens for a multicultural and sustainable city”, is divided into six themes to be explored via workshops, lectures and round table discussions. The themes […]