Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation

Research group at the KU Leuven research Department of Architecture

CONFERENCE SESSION: MEDIATISING THE DOMESTIC 15/06/22

As suggested by Edwards Clive, ‘home is both an idea and a reality’ (2005). As an idea, it is an archetypical space of belonging, a private project and social construct envisioned by architects and users alike. As a reality, it is the result of the interplay between the material necessities and aspirations of actors and

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Expo: Rural Postcards

The exhibition “Rural Postcards. Productivity and ‘idyll’ in a Belgian prison farm” will open on Tuesday 15th February at 5:30 p.m. on the ground floor of KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture (Paleizenstraat 65-67, 1030 Brussels, Belgium) and can be visited until the 7th March. The exhibition investigates carceral space as represented and enacted in Penitentiair Landbouwcentrum (PLC) van Ruiselede, one of two

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Seminar “Van binnenhuiskunst tot interieurarchitectuur/De l’ensemblier à l’architecte d’intérieur” (UAntwerpen, KU Leuven)

In many Western countries, the field of interior design is characterized by an on-going identity crisis. The confusion becomes apparent in the diverse nomenclature: interior architecture, interior design, interior decoration… Furthermore, the discipline was often (and still is) perceived as feminine and amateurish. Attempts to correct this image have significantly characterized the professionalization of interior

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Research seminar / Transnational Building w/ dr. Christiane Fülscher (Technische Universität Darmstadt) and prof. dr. Rika Devos (Université Libre de Bruxelles) 18/02/22

On Friday, February 18, a research seminar on ‘Transnational Building’ will be organised with guest speakers dr. Christiane Fülscher (Technische Universität Darmstadt) and prof. dr. Rika Devos (Université Libre de Bruxelles). The initiative is part of the research group Architecture Interiority Inhabitation (www.a2i-kuleuven.be) and the Scientific Research Community ‘Texts & Buildings. Dissecting Transpositions in Architectural

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Book (via OAPEN): Making Home(s) in Displacement by Hilde Heynen, Alessandra Gola, Ashika Singh, Luce Beeckmans

‘Making Home(s) in Displacement’ critically rethinks the relationship between home and displacement from a spatial, material, and architectural perspective. Recent scholarship in the social sciences has investigated how migrants and refugees create and reproduce home under new conditions, thereby unpacking the seemingly contradictory positions of making a home and overcoming its loss. Yet, making home(s)

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Cultures of Belgian Space – Cultures de l’Espace belge (1850-1924)

15 – 16 October 2021 Kasteel D’Ursel (Hingene) Emile Verhaerenmuseum (Puurs-Sint-Amands) OrganisersThis conference is organised by Dominique Bauer (KU Leuven), Marjan Sterckx (Ghent University),Laurence Brogniez (Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB), Jason Hartford (University of Dundee,UK), Claire Moran (Queen’s University Belfast, UK) and Rik Hemmerijck (EmileVerhaerenmuseum, Puurs-Sint-Amands, Belgium) KeynotePatrick McGuinness (St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK)

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Seminar / High Rise – The transformation of post-war large-scale housing

Organized by Martino Tattara and Andrea Migotto. Department of Architecture, KU Leuven Research group Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation A2I 18 February 2021Zoom webinar: registration link The seminar aims to reflect on the legacy of modernity and of the modern housing project. It questions the intellectual categories, the working methodologies and the concrete artefacts of Modernist architectural

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New FWO research project: The emergence of interior architecture in Belgium, 1945-1999: assessing the impact of education on the identity formation of the design discipline

Recently a joint FWO research project on the emergence of interior architecture in Belgium, hosted by UAntwerpen and KU Leuven, has been awarded. Under the supervision of prof. Els De Vos (UAntwerpen) and prof. Fredie Floré (KU Leuven) the project will develop detailed genealogies of a representative selection of interior design courses in Belgium up

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Hilde Heynen’s book on Sibyl Moholy-Nagy published (at last!)

This summer Hilde Heynen’s long awaited book on Sibyl Moholy-Nagy was published, both in English (with Bloomsbury – https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/sibyl-moholy-nagy-9781350094116/ ) and in German (with Sandstein – https://verlag.sandstein.de/detailview?no=98-463 ). The English version is expensive, but the German one very affordable. A major voice in the architectural culture of the fifties and sixties, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy was uniquely

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