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Lecture ‘The Ambition of the Territory’ by Christoph Grafe

Tuesday 13 November, 8 – 10 pm, NAiM/Bureau Europa,
Avenue Céramique 226, 6221 KX Maastricht

Christoph Grafe has been our partner in LA.BO.works with the project mercati[scoperti]

Christoph Grafe è stato nostro partner in LA.BO.works nel progetto mercati[scoperti]

if it happens to be in Maastricht, you’ll be lucky to attend to Christoph’ lecture

se qualcuno passa da Maastricht, avrà la fortuna di assistere alla lezione di Christoph

Christoph Grafe is the director of the Flemish Architecture Institute and as commissioner he is directly involved in the Belgian entry to this Venice Biennial. On Tuesday the 13th of November, he will present the research and ideas behind the choices for the Belgian pavilion at NAiM/Bureau Europa.

The entry (by the designcollectiveAWJGGRAUaDVVTAT) concentrates on the question what Flanders will look like in the future. What will the role of the policymaker, the market, the citizen (and the designer) be, in organizing high-quality interaction between various claims on space? Which ambitions and which operational perspectives are already included in the territory of today’s demographic, economic, ecological and social-cultural reality?  At the core of these questions is the notion of territory that gives rise to experiment and can be seen as a laboratory for the transition to a metropolitan Europe.We place the results of these speculative design studies in the Dutch, and particularly the Euregional context: Learning from Flanders. For that purpose a policymaker and a culturally involved citizen will respond to Christoph Grafe’s lecture. This lecture is in line with the long-term program ‘Landscape in Perspective’ (a collaboration between NAiM/Bureau Europa,Marres Projects and the Province of Limburg). It addresses the question of the specific situation of the local, as this was examined in the exhibition Couleur Radicaal, an initiative of Marres Projects in collaboration withSchunck*.Access is freePlease register via info@bureau-europa.nlPhoto Christoph Grafe

© Phile Deprez/Flemish Architecture Institute

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