MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands

Exhibition opening, Friday the 7th of October, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt

The past thirty years have been crucial years for architecture in the Low Countries, north and south of the border between Belgian Flanders and the Netherlands. While the public image of Dutch architecture has been dominated by the substantial campaigns promoting the ‘Superdutch’, during much of this period Flemish architecture has developed largely out of the limelight and has only more recently attracted the attention of the international media. The presentation of architects from both Flanders and the Netherlands will provide a new perspective on the apparently much more well- known Dutch architecture, and the productive relationships between representatives from these two architectural cultures which are so different and complementary, yet also connected by one language. The exhibition MAATWERK MASSARBEIT is curated by Sofie De Caigny from the Flanders Architecture Institute and designed and co-curated by Jantje Engels & Marius Grootveld (Antwerp – BE).
OPENING
Friday October 7, 2016, 8pm at the Deutsches Architecturmuseum,
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
Speakers:

  • UWE BECKER, Mayor of the City of Frankfurt
  • LUC DELRUE, Secretary-General of the department of Culture, Youth, Sports and Media, Flanders
  • SANDER BERSEE, Director Heritage and Culture of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands
  • PETER CACHOLA SCHMAL, Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
  • SOFIE DE CAIGNY, Curator Flanders Architecture Institute, Antwerp

VERNISSAGE PARTY
Friday October 7, 2016, after offical opening
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste
Städelschule, Mensa, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

PRESS CONFERENCE
Thursday October 6, 2016, 11am at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum,
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

SYMPOSIUM
Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:30–5 pm, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste
Städelschule, Auditorium, Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
free admission

The symposium explores the meaning of ‘maatwerk’ for architects who work in Flanders and the Netherlands. Both young and established architects from Flanders and the Netherlands will examine the way ‘maatwerk’ works at different levels of the design practice.
The symposium is initiated by the Creative Industries Fund and the Flanders Architectur Institute.

 

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