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Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi
34433 Karaköy - Istanbul

Lectures WBA "Istanbul/Brussels" at the Istanbul Biennial of Design

Lectures WBA
Lectures WBA "Istanbul/Brussels" at the Istanbul Biennial of Design
On the 15th & 16th of November 2012, Wallonia-Brussels Architectures (WBA) presents two lectures-debates sessions "Brussels-Istanbul" in the framework of the first Istanbul Design Biennial .

These moments of exchange highlight the WBA' exhibition, (Un)City – (Un)Real State of the (Un)Known, shown to the public at the Museum Istanbul Modern till the 12th of December 2012. These discussions organized and moderated by the architects Djamel Klouche, Cédric Libert and Sinan Logie focus on city's transformation processes, on confronting various ideas and approaches to contemporary metropolitan issues. With the idea of approaching the urban matter through diverging, if not opposite, strategies (top-down vs bottom-up), the floor is
given to a series of personalities who recently participated in the public debate, in Brussels or Istanbul, and each in their own way came up with a project for the city.
DAY 1: THURSDAY 15/11, 2PM-6 PM
2 PM: Welcoming words – Aurore Boraczek (WBA's Director)
2.05 PM: Introduction – Cédric Libert (Architect and teacher, curator of the exhibition, Brussels and Paris)
2.30 PM: Urban forms on a large scale – Bas Smets (Bureau Bas Smets, landscape architects and ISACF La Cambre, Brussels), Bertrand Terlinden (ISACF La Cambre, Brussels), Nicolas Firket (NFA, Brussels) and Dr Eda Yücesoy (Istanbul Sehir Universitesi, Istanbul)
4 PM: Break
4.30 PM: The participative approach – Thierry Decuypere (V+, Brussels), Pierre Blondel (Pierre Blondel Architectes, Brussels), François Schreuer (urbAgora, Liege) and Korhan Gümüs (Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010, Istanbul)
DAY 2: FRIDAY 16/11, 2PM-6 PM
2 PM: Welcoming words – Chantal Dassonville (Director of the Architectural Cell of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation)
2.05 PM: Governance – Olivier Bastin (Master Architect of the Brussels Capital Region, Founder of L'Escaut), Asu Aksoy (Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi and Co-curator of the Rotterdam Biennial, test-site Istanbul) and Dr Serif Sayin (Expert in Public Administration, Istanbul)
4 PM: Break
4.30 PM: Conclusion  – Djamel Klouche (Architect-urban planner and teacher, AUC, Paris)
The lecture will be in French and Turkish, with interprets.
For more information, please write us to contact@wbarchitectures.be
Download the speakers file you will find bellow.




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