Symposium—Naar een gedeelde ontwerpagenda voor Vlaanderen
The exhibition The Ambition of the Territory in deSingel International Arts Campus became at the same time a space for debate, design and research: Atelier Vlaanderen als Ontwerp. The trajectory focuses on the capacity of the territory to share space and create synergies between the different sectors that all claim their part of the limited space. The program consisted among others a masterclass, a public lecture by Carolyn Steel and five workshops with actors, experts and designers. These workshops gathered around five possible themes for future transformation of Flanders: food, energy, metropolitan territories, dwelling and entrepreneurship.
Tuesday the 8th of January 2013 the insights of the atelier will become public and will be subject of the symposium 'Naar een gedeelde ontwerpagenda voor Vlaanderen'. The symposium will take place in deSingel between 13h and 18h. Followed by the finissage of the exhibition “The Ambition of the Territories”. The results of the workshops – food, energy, metropolitan territorius, dwelling and entrepreneurship - will be presented and shared with the public as a design agenda for Flanders. Policy makers, experts and designers will synthesize and unite the findings.
13.00 Welcome and coffee
Christophe Grafe (director Flemish Architectural Institute)
13.25 Introduction symposium
Roeland Dudal, chairman of the day (AWB)
13.30 Introduction lectures "What does Flanders face?"
Filip De Rynck (HOGent)
Erik Grietens (BBL)
14.00 Presentation Agenda for Design
Joachim Declerck (AWB)
14.30 Round Table: The necessity of synergies
Piet Vanthemsche (Boerenbond)
Lieze Cloots (BBL)
André Loeckx (KU Leuven)
Hans Leinfelder (RWO, Flemish Government)
Paul De Rache (Havenbedrijf Antwerpen)
moderator: Peter Renard (VRP)
15.15 Buildingstones for the future project of Flanders?
Koen Geens (chairman Raad der Wijzen, Flanders in Action)
15.50 Innovative practice: Design and Policy
Dirk Sijmons (H+N+S)
16.30 Design and Policy in Flanders
Kristiaan Borret (City architect Antwerp)
16.45 Round Table: What now?
Filip De Rynck (HOGent)
Griet Celen (VLM)
Linda Boudry (knowledge centre, Flemish Cities)
Dirk Somers (Bovenbouw)
Peter Vermeulen (VRP, Stramien)
moderator: André Loeckx (KU Leuven)
17.30 Concluding panel
Peter Cabus (RWO, Flemish government)
Peter Swinnen (Flemish Government Architect)
moderator: Joachim Declerck (AWB)
17.50 Book Launch "The Ambition of the Territory"
18.00 Reception/Finissage “The Ambition of the Territory – Flanders as Design”
Team Vlaams Bouwmeester
Architecture Workroom Brussels
VAi / deSingel
spoken language symposium Dutch
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