Atelier de Stad— Brussels
As a cultural think-and-do-tank, Architecture Workroom participates actively in the crossmedial project Atelier de Stad (Atelier The City / atelierdestad.be). For this initiative, the public television channel Canvas launched a broad cooperation with several cultural and urban organisations and with other television and radio broadcasters. Five very different urban festivals in Ostend, Kortrijk, Ghent, Hasselt-Genk and Brussels, initiated by these organisations, form the core of the project. It is the team behind the renowned documentary series 'De Canvasconnectie’ which produces the documentaries on each of the urban festivals.
Festival Kanal Play Ground — Atelier de Stad: Brussel
Public Debate – Atelier de Stad : Brussel
On Wednesday October 22nd, BOZAR Architecture and Architecture Workroom organize a public debate on Atelier de Stad. Olivier Bastin (Brussels Government Architect), Kees Christiaanse (architect-urbanist, KCAP & professor ETH Zürich) and Guy Gypens (Kaaitheater) will share their opinions and experience on the relation between the cultural festival and the urban transformation of creative and industrial neighbourhoods in Brussels and abroad. Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels) moderates the public conversation.
Week van de Stad / Studio de Stad
Between October 27th and October 30th, Canvas launches the ‘Week van de Stad’ (Week on The City). Every night, a documentary or film is broadcasted, followed by ‘Studio de Stad’ (Studio The City): a late-night conversation between guests on different urban challenges. On October 28th, Ruth Joos welcomes Geert Bourgeois (Minister-President of Flanders), Gaëtan Hannecart (CEO Matexi), Michelle Provoost (International New Town Institute, NL) and Joachim Declerck (AWB). After watching ‘Radiant City’, a documentary presenting a surprising portrait of the daily live in a North-American suburb, they explore how and where one million extra Flemish inhabitants will live in the future.
Documentary ‘Atelier de Stad: Brussel’
Five consecutive Sunday evenings, starting on the 2nd of November, Canvas airs the documentaries which reveal the intentions, ideas and process behind each of the urban festivals. The documentary 'Atelier de Stad: Brussel’ will premiere on Sunday, November 9th at 8:40PM. Reruns are scheduled the following week, on Monday November 10th (3PM) and Friday November 14th (after ‘Alleen Elvis blijft bestaan’).