CIVA TALKS Thorbjörn Andersson & Kathy Velikov
Lecture by Thorbjörn Andersson and Kathy Velikov in the auditorium MSI of KU Leuven.
CIVA and KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture join forces for the organization of a lecture series on landscape architecture in Europe. A number of high-level practitioners will talk about their design practice in an urban or urbanizing context. The lecture series is part of the MaHS-MaUSP postgraduate programs at KU Leuven, and accompanies the current CIVA exhibition Designed Landscapes — Brussels 1775-2020. Catherine Mosbach's lecture Of Passage is part of this series.
10 Notions About Landscape Architecture - by Thorbjörn Andersson
Around half of the people of the world live in cities. The public realm is important for the quality of city quality. Public life takes place in the streets, in parks and on plazas and squares. Design of public space thus is an important commission not only for landscape architecture but even more so for societies. How can this be done? Which are the key aspect of good design of parks and plazas? The lecture will point out ten important aspects when it comes to the design of public space.
Re-scripting Urban Ecologies - by Kathy Velikov
The work of rvtr engages the question of how to simultaneously think the medium and the matter of contemporary urbanization in order to enable design practices to operate strategically to reshape urban form and metropolitan life. Working both within the context of the de-centered, infrastructure and logistics-dominated territories of the urban periphery and the infrastructural spaces of unevenly developed city centers, our projects aim to re-script urban ecosystems of objects, agents, codes, and practices and re-assemble the city toward alternative futures. Our projects engage synthetic practices such as thick cartographies, development of live mapping tools, scenario-based propositions, and prototypes for access-enabling architectures.