BEING WITH ART / BEING WITH ARCHITECTURE | 22-23.09.2017

22.09 > 23.09.2017

Timing :
Vrijdag: 9:30 > 18:30
Zaterdag: 10:00 > 18:30

Tickets :
Gratis toegang
Inschrijving gewenst via t.garduno@civa.brussels

Guests :
Gianpiero Frassinelli, Shumon Basar, Brett Steele, Nikolaus Hirsch, Aurélien Bellanger, Freek Persyn en Johan Anrys, Isabelle Doucet, Maurice Culot, …

Beschrijving

Being with Art / Being with Architecture

Op 22 en 23 september organiseert de CIVA Stichting twee debatdagen met als titel Being with Art / Being with Architecture.

Het tweedaagse evenement, georganiseerd door het nieuwe departement dat zich inlaat met de uitdagingen van de hedendaagse stad, vormt een uitgelezen kans om een risico te nemen : de curatiorale praktijk herdenken van architectuur in de schoot van een instelling die enerzijds een plek is waar wordt bewaard en getoond, en anderzijds een plaats waar kennis wordt geproduceerd. Verschillende onderwerpen komen aan bod die verband houden met de raison d’être van een architectuurcentrum. De nakende integratie van CIVA in de Cultuurpool Citroën is hier uiteraard allerminst vreemd aan. De relevantie onderstrepend van een gekruiste praxis tussen kunst en architectuur, heeft het gemeenschappelijke onderzoek naar deze twee domeinen als ambitie tentoonstellingen te produceren die de transformatie van onze hedendaagse omgeving onderzoeken.

We voeren een reeks gesprekken met internationale persoonlijkheden – architecten, theoretici, schrijvers en curatoren –  met als doel kritisch na te denken over de uitdagingen gelinkt aan de aanwezigheid van kunst en architectuur in een hedendaagse cultuur die continu op de proef wordt gesteld. Deze gesprekken worden opgenomen en gemonteerd, en zullen de basis vormen voor een onderzoeksagenda voor de komende jaren. Tegelijkertijd wordt het Wetenschappelijk Comité van het nieuwe departement onthuld.

Gasten zijn onder meer Gianpiero Frassinelli, Shumon Basar, Brett Steele, Nikolaus Hirsch, Aurélien Bellanger, Freek Persyn en Johan Anrys, Isabelle Doucet en Maurice Culot.

 

TIMING

Vrijdag 22.09
(debatten gemodereerd door Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou & Nicola Setari)

9.30 – 10.00am
welcome speech

10.00 – 10.30am
Gian Piero Frassinelli
Text reading: ‘Central Archive of Human Culture’

10.30-11.30am
Shumon Basar
‘Ce n’est pas une idée juste, c’est juste une idée’

11.30am-12.30pm
Nikolaus Hirsch
‘The Land & other stories’

2.00-3.00pm
tbc

3.00-4.00pm
David Malaud
‘Architectus ludens’

4.30-5.30pm
Vincent Normand & Jeremy Lecomte
‘Le complexe d’exposition comme dispositif médiatique de la modernité’

5.30pm
Conclusion

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Saturday 23.09
(debatten gemodereerd door Cédric Libert & Flavien Menu)

10.00-10.30am
Aurélien Bellanger
Reading of the first chapter of ‘l’Aménagement du Territoire’

10.30-11.30am
Djamel Klouche
‘Cities’

11.30am-12.30pm
Ido Avissar
‘Neutral posture facing chaos’

2.00-3.00pm
Brett Steele
‘Art & Pedagogies in the age of Trumpism’

3.00-4.00pm
Freek Persyn & Johan Anrys
‘Negotiating Albania: development in practice’

4.30-5.30pm
Maurice Culot & Isabelle Doucet
Re-discussing ‘La Déclaration de Bruxelles’

5.30pm
Conclusion

6.30pm
Apéritif

8pm-1.30am
Drinks & music at Théâtre Marni

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BIOGRAFIEËN

Being with Art

Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou is an architect, independent curator and writer, based in Paris. She is a PhD candidate at the ATTP, Technische Universität Wien (Austria). Her work is situated at the intersection of architecture with other disciplinary fields, amongst which art and computation, in a historical perspective. Recent projects include research collaborations with artists and architects that have been unfolded at the Experimental Pavilion (Venice Biennale 2017) and Fonderie Darling (Montreal), Exhibitions (Maître Coeur, Florian Sumi), essays and lectures. In 2017, she has been invited critic at the Plateforme de la création architecturale at the CITÉ DE L’ARCHITECTURE (Paris). Emmanuelle holds and

Architecture Diploma from ENSAP LA VILLETTE (Paris, 2008) and graduated in History of Architecture at PARIS 1 UNIVERSITY (2010). From 2011 to 2016, she was Program curator at the FRAC CENTRE (Orléans, France). She supervised the inaugural curatorial program for the FRAC new building and was Assistant curator of the 9th edition of ArchiLab Naturalizing Architecture (2013). She curated Relief(s) (2015) and The City as a Vision (2014), as well as the program of cultural and educational events. She previously collaborated to numerous exhibitions, at the CENTRE POMPIDOU and CENTRE POMPIDOU-METZ (2009–10), then at OMA/AMO. She has written extensively for exhibition catalogues (Frank Gehry, Centre Pompidou collection, etc.).

Nicola Setari is a researcher, curator, and writer based in Brussels. He holds a PhD in the History of Architecture, Art Sciences and Restoration from CA’ FOSCARI and IUAV UNIVERSITY, Venice. Since November 2016, he is the Head of Visual Arts and of the Research Unit Intermedia at LUCA SCHOOL OF ARTS in Brussels. He was a member of the curatorial team of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel (2012) and was the curator of CONTOUR 7, the MOVING IMAGE BIENNALE in Mechelen (2015). Between 2010 and 2011 he was Project director of the Visionary Africa platform for the CENTRE FOR FINE ARTS in Brussels (BOZAR), working alongside renowned architect David Adjaye. Between 2013 and 2014 he led the editorial team of the New Narrative for Europe, the pilot project launched by the former President of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION, José Manuel Barroso, to help the EU reconnect with its citizens through the arts. The result of the first phase of the project was the publication as co-editor with Emiliano Battista of The Mind and Body of Europe: A New Narrative (2014). In 2016 he co-edited with Hilde Van Gelder the book Allan Sekula: Mining Section (Bureau des mines). Collaborative notes.

Gian Piero Frasinelli is an architect and a former member of the avant-garde architecture collective Superstudio. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, and parallel to the activity of the office, he continued to cultivate his interest in anthropology and its relationship to architecture, publishing various essays on this topic. This same research trajectory is the subject of a series of seminars he gave from 1973 at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence within the course of Plastica Ornamentale held by Adolfo Natalini. After the dissolution of Superstudio he continued his professional career building some architectural projects and continuing his research through collaborations and competitions. Since 2013, he teaches Anthropology of Design at the IED – EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, Rome. He is the manager of the Superstudio Archive in Florence.

Shumon Basar is a writer, curator and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist. He is Commissioner of the GLOBAL ART FORUM in Dubai, Editor-at-large of Tank magazine and Contributing Editor at Bidoun magazine, Director of the FORMAT program at the AA SCHOOL,
and a member of FONDAZIONE PRADA’s Thought Council.

Nikolaus Hirsch is a Frankfurt-based architect, editor and curator. He was the director of Städelschule and Portikus in Frankfurt and currently teaches at Columbia University in New York. His architectural work includes the Dresden Synagogue (2001), Hinzert Document Center (2006), Cybermohalla Hub (Delhi, 2008-12), an artist residency at The Land (with Rirkrit Tiravanija) and “Museum of Immortality” (Mexico City, 2016). Hirsch curated numerous exhibitions at the Portikus, the Folly project for the Gwangju Biennale (2014), and “Wohnungsfrage” at HKW Berlin (2015). Hirsch is the co-founder and editor of the Critical Spatial Practice series at Sternberg Press and e-flux Architecture.

David Malaud est architecte diplômé d’État de l’ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE DE VERSAILLES (ENSAV). Tout en travaillant au sein de l’ATELIER INTERNATIONAL DU GRAND PARIS en tant que chargé d’étude, il a débuté en 2011 un doctorat en architecture sous l’encadrement de Paolo Amaldi et Philippe Potié au sein du laboratoire de L’ÉCOLE D’ARCHITECTURE DE VERSAILLES (LEAV) rattaché à L’UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SACLAY. Sa thèse intitulée Architectus Ludens: l’illusion partagée sera soutenue prochainement. En analysant quatre projets ludiques de l’après-modernisme, – le Teatro del mondo d’Aldo Rossi, New Babylon de Constant Nieuwenhuys, le World Game de Richard Buckminster Fuller, et le Fun Palace de Cedric Price – cette essai propose de voir l’architecte et l’urbaniste comme des joueurs, et le processus de projet comme la création d’une illusion partagée. La mise en jeu du projet s’offre alors comme une alternative aux démarches de participation règlementaires. David Malaud est également co-concepteur du jeu Re-Générations, outil de sensibilisation et de débat sur les nouveaux horizons écologiques.

Vincent Normand est historien de l’art, auteur, et commissaire d’expositions. Il enseigne à l’ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, où il dirige le projet de recherche Théâtre, Jardin, Bestiaire : une histoire matérialiste de l’exposition. Il est co-directeur et co-éditeur de Glass Bead, une revue et plateforme de recherche consacrées aux transferts entre l’art, la science et la philosophie, ainsi qu’aux dimensions pratiques et politiques de ces transferts. Il a été commissaire d’expositions ayant eu lieu au CENTRE POMPIDOU (Paris), LABOR (Mexico), DAVID ROBERTS ART FOUNDATION (Londres), KADIST FOUNDATION (Paris), FONDAZIONE NOMAS (Rome) et FORDE (Genève). Il a donné des conférences au WITTE DE WITH (Rotterdam), THE ARTIST’S INSTITUTE (New York), CENTRE POMPIDOU (Paris), le BANFF CENTRE (Banff, Canada), ou encore L’INSTITUT NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE DE L’ART (Paris). Il est par ailleurs membre de Synapse – Curators International Network au Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Ses textes sont publiés dans divers catalogues d’expositions, ouvrages collectifs et revues.

Jeremy Lecomte est un chercheur et un théoricien travaillant à l’intersection de la philosophie politique, de l’art, de l’architecture et des études urbaines. Diplômé de L’UNIVERSITÉ DE MANCHESTER et de L’ÉCOLE D’ARCHITECTURE DE MANCHESTER (PhD in architecture, 2017), de GOLDSMITHS, Université de Londres (Mphil en Cultural Studies, 2013), et de L’ÉCOLE DES HAUTES ÉTUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES, Paris (Master en Philosophie Politique), Jeremy Lecomte enseigne le projet et la théorie de l’architecture à L’ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE DE VERSAILLES, où il est Maitre

Assistant Associé en Sciences Humaines depuis 2014. Jeremy Lecomte est également co-fondateur et co-directeur de Glass Bead, une revue et une plateforme de recherche en ligne dédiées aux rapports que l’art et l’architecture entretiennent avec d’autres disciplines telles que les mathématiques, l’anthropologie, la physique, l’histoire, et la philosophie. En parallèle de son travail de recherche, il collabore régulièrement avec des artistes et des architects dans le cadre de publications, de projets d’exposition et de projets de construction.

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Being with Architecture

Cédric Libert is an architect. After graduating from the AA in London, he was leading the collective Anorak (2005-10), before practicing independently, teaching and curating. He contributed to the 14th Architectural Biennale in Venice, with a project undertaken with l’AUC and Thomas Raynaud entitled 152 Mediterranea – presented in MONDITALIA. In December 2013, he curated Detour in Hong Kong – in collaboration with architects Benjamin Lafore, Sébastien Martinez Barat, Thomas Raynaud, Nicolas Simon and Max Turnheim. For the exhibition AUGUSTE PERRET: HUIT CHEFS D’OEUVRE !/? curated by Joseph Abram and Rem Koolhaas OMA/AMO, he coordinated a studio with students from the ENSA-Versailles and presented À toutes fins utiles.Besides a regular guest critic position at the AA SCHOOL London, UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, EPFL Lausanne, the ACADEMIE VAN BOUWKUNST MAASTRICHT, among others, Cédric Libert has taught at ISA ST-LUC LIÈGE and ISACF LA CAMBRE Brussels, L’ECOLE D’ARCHITECTURE DE L’UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL in Québec as a Visiting Professor and L’ECOLE SPÉCIALE D’ARCHITECTURE in Paris as an Associate Professor. He is currently Maitre-Assistant Associé at ENSA Versailles. He is also founding member of the FONDAZIONE PRADA’s Thought Council alongside Shumon Basar and Nicholas Cullinan. In january 2017, he was appointed director of the department Enjeux de la Ville Contemporaine of FONDATION CIVA STICHTING in Brussels.

Flavien Menu is a London/Paris based architect with a postgraduate dual degree in urban policies (Sciences Po Paris/London School of Economics). Alongside his practice – Office for Cities – developing strategy, research and mediation for urban innovation, his writing aims to fuel the social, political and cultural debate on built environment issues. Recently, Flavien curated and animated The Bedford Tapes – a day of public debate gathering emerging european collectives questioning throught their practice the agency of the architects and its impact on societies and territories. Flavien has lectured at HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL, AA SCHOOL and his a regular guest critic at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF ARTS, Columbia GSAPP and ETH Zurich.

Aurélien Bellanger est romancier. Après un essai sur Houellebecq, il a publié trois romans, La théorie de l’information, L’aménagement du territoire et Le grand Paris, qui forme une trilogie sur les grandes mythologies de la France contemporaine.

Après une formation d’architecte, Djamel Klouche a effectué une double formation, l’une dans la recherche à l’EHESS dans le cadre d’un DEA avec Marcel Roncayolo et l’autre plus opérationnelle dans un master spécialisé de Sciences Po Paris sur des questions d’aménagement et d’urbanisme. A l’issue de cette formation, Djamel Klouche avec d’autres a monté une association dynamiques urbaines qui a élaboré un travail sur les villes en Viet Nam (spécifiquement Hanoï et Hué), travail qui s’est concrétisé par une publication de l’Institut français d’architecture dans la série Portraits de ville sur Hanoi en 1998. Il a enseigné à L’ECOLE D’ARCHITECTURE VAL DE SEINE en tant que vacataire, il a participé à la création de L’ÉCOLE D’ARCHITECTURE DE PARIS MALAQUAIS dans laquelle il a ensuite enseigné pour enfin enseigner depuis plus de 8 ans à l’ENSAV.En 1996, avec Caroline Poulin et François Decoster, il a fondé l’AUC, une agence d’architecture et d’urbanisme qui s’est fait connaître sur son savoir faire sur les enjeux urbains et métropolitains contemporains. Djamel Klouche et l’AUC est une des 10 équipes lauréates de la consultation internationale sur le Grand Paris. Djamel Klouche fait partie du Conseil scientifique de l’AIGP (Atelier International du Grand Paris).

Ido Avissar is an architect and urbanist who has concentrated for many years on urban, architecture and research projects, pursuying a neutral position. Neutrality does not mean compliance but maximum receptivity. A quest for an accurate interaction with the present, attentive and non-arrogant. In 2012, he founded LIST, a Paris-based office, which aims to position itself between disciplines rather than within a set framework. Ido previously worked for several years for Bernard Tschumi architects, and l’AUC. He worked at l’AUC, from 2003 to 2009, as project manager for many competitions, projects and research missions addressing the multiple aspects of the contemporary city, such as le Grand Paris. He is also a former co-founder and partner of GRAU, in which he took part from 2009 to 2012, leading projects such as Bordeaux 50 000 Logements or an international workshop concerning the future of the city of Göteborg. Ido Avissar is professor at the ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D’ARCHITECTURE de Versailles and and is teaching at the BERLAGE, a Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design since 2013. He is completing, these days, his PhD in architecture entitled : Urban Chaos and Neutral Posture.

Brett Steele directed the AA SCHOOL from 2005 to 2017, including its public programme, publications, membership and fundraising activities. In 1996 Brett founded and for 9 years directed the AADRL Design Research Lab, an innovative team-based MArch programme. He is formerly a partner of desArchLab, an architectural office in London, and has taught and lectured at schools throughout the world. On August 2017, Steele assumed the leadreship of the UCLA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE. As dean, Steele oversees the school’s leading programs in art; architecture and urban design; design and media arts; and world arts and cultures and dance; as well as the school’s museums—the FOWLER and HAMMER museums—and the CENTER FOR THE ART OF PERFORMANCE at UCLA. He is the founder and series editor of Architecture Words, which has since 2009 published the critical writings of Denise Scott Brown, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Max Bill, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito & others; and Agendas, a series of two-dozen books documenting the work of AA students & units. Brett is a frequent writer, lecturer and critic, and his interests include the history of modern architectural education and cultural communication, and the impact of new media, information economies and networked design technologies.

51N4E (Freek Persyn et Johan Anrys), is an international, Brussels-based practice, founded in 2000, that aspires to contribute to social and urban transformation through the production of space. 51N4E is led by Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn, and is at present thirty people strong. 51N4E envisions transformations in society by designing built environments in all their complexity. We imagine how we could use those environments differently by considering and rethinking the combination of urban spaces, systems, and practices at once. We use the tools of architecture and design to construct dialogue settings around each project and generate knowledge together with all the parties involved, thus increasing collective intelligence and creating projects with a more profound impact on society.

Maurice Culot Belgian architect and theorist. Opposed to wholesale redevelopment of European cities, he favoured the preservation of traditional urban structures. In 1969 he founded ARCHIVES D’ARCHITECTURE MODERNE in Brussels, a research and conservation centre specializing in architecture of XIX and XX centuries. With Léon Krier he published several works, including studies of Rational architecture (1978) and Albert Speer (1985). He has been an important figure in forming archives on the architecture of several towns and architects, and was the leading light in the foundation of the MUSÉE DES ARCHIVES D’ARCHITECTURE MODERNE in Brussels (1984).

Isabelle Doucet is a Senior Lecturer at the UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER where her research focuses on the relationship between politics, aesthetics, and social responsibility in architecture. She is the author of The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968 (Routledge, 2015) and the co-editor of Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production in Architecture and Urbanism (Springer, 2011) and thematic issues for Footprint Journal (2009) and Candide Journal for Architectural Knowledge (2017).