Publié le 27 mai 2019 Mis à jour le 2 septembre 2019

What exactly does « urban hospitality » mean? What are the distinctive features and forms of an hospitable urban space?

What exactly does « urban hospitality » mean? What are the distinctive features and forms of an hospitable urban space?

These questions, which are addressed in Metrolab’s last book Designing Urban Inclusion (2018) for what regards concrete urban projects, echo in the concept and the design of Jozef Wouters’s Underneath Which Rivers Flow, where they find a more poetic interpretation.

This symposium is an attempt to start a dialogue on the forms of urban hospitality between sociologists, architects, urban planners and artists. It will be followed by the performance of UWRF and the discovery of Decoratelier’s « secret garden ».

14h00-14h15 : Introduction

14h15-14h45 : Joan Stavo-Debauge (EPFL, Lausanne) — What is urban hospitality ?
15h00-15h30 : Mathieu Berger & Benoit Moritz (Metrolab) — The «inclusive enclave» as a concept and as a form.

15h45-16h00 : Pause

16h00-16h30 : Menna Agha (University of Antwerp) — Liminal publics, marginal resistance.
16h45-17h15 : Jozef Wouters — Reflexions on « Underneath Which Rivers Flow »’s secret garden
17h15-18h00 : Discussion
18h00 : End of Symposium

19h00 : Performance of « Underneath Which Rivers Flow »
Discussion will take place in English.
The performance is almost sold out, but there is a waiting list.
Place: Decoratelier - Rue de Liverpool 24 - 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean

http://metrolab.brussels/events/the-forms-of-urban-hospitality

Date(s)
le 31 mai 2019

de 14h à 18h