The City in a Post-Pandemic World.
International Conference. KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, 12 May 2022.
Anuschka Kutz, co-curator and panel chair.
The City in a Postpandemic World was held at KU Leuven School of Architecture, campus Sint-Lucca Brussels on 12 May 2022. The conference was curated together with Prof. Martino Tattara, Prof. Martine De Maeseneer, Visit. Prof. Caroline Sohie and Visit. Prof. Lilet Breddels.
Hosted by the Urban Cultures Engagement.
The pandemic has amplified many existing fragilities and inequalities, it has transformed our cities and villages. Some transformations are very welcome, others are strongly contested. Despite the global heartache, the pandemic has provided us with a unique opportunity to reconsider: How do we want to live? What are our values? What do we want and need in and from our cities, villages, offices, schools, hospitals, homes, streets, neighbourhoods, and public spaces?
Pascal Smet, Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region.
Hélène Chartier, Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40 Cities
Janna Bystrykh, Head of Architecture, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.
2.00 – 6.00 pm
1) The centre-countryside reversal, moderated by Caroline Sohie
2) Living and working, moderated by Martino Tattara
3) Emerging civic and collective spaces, moderated by Anuschka Kutz
6.00 – 8.00 pm
Public debate with policymakers and researchers on the lessons learned with Janna Bystrykh (Master of Architecture, Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam), Pascal Smet (Secretary of State of the Brussels-Capital Region) and Hélène Chartier (C40 Cities), moderated by Lilet Breddels
Link to further details: https://arch.kuleuven.be/english/news-calendar/calendar/conference-the-city-in-a-post-pandemic-world
Link to recording of proceedings: https://www.blog-archkuleuven.be/architecture/2022/03/31/city-in-a-post-pandemic-world/