Opening of the V+ exhibition (Belgium)
Welcome to the opening of the V+ exhibition on Thursday November 9 !
Time: Thu 2017-11-09 17.30 - 19.30
Location: Room A108, KTH Architecture building, Osquars backe 5
Public event, open to all. Students and practitioners of architecture especially welcome.
Föreläsare: - Sophie Dars and Carlo Menon - Exhibition Curators, and publishers of Accatone.be - Jörn Aram Bihain (Ulg) and Thierry Decuypere (ULB) - Associated architects, and co-founders of V+. The exhibition presented at KTH is a collaboration between A+ Architecture in Belgium, V+ Architects, Bozar and Wallonie-Bruxelles Architectures (WBA). It focuses on projects that are on the drawing board or in course of construction. Models, installations, plans, photographs, and videos highlight the key aspects of each project and reveal the practice's distinctive features, such as rethinking the requirements of a project, coming to terms with the existing context, and experimenting with the limits of the discipline of architecture. Bearing witness to the importance of collaborative work, this exhibition takes you behind the scenes of major public projects. It was firstly on show in Bozar BRUSSELS from 18 June 2015 until 20 September 2015. In 2017 it was shown in the architecture school of NANCY, France. And now in KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment, from Nov. 9 till Nov 24. Programme of the evening:
- 17.00 : Opening of the exhibition to the public
- 17.30 : V+ Inaugural conferences, followed by Q&A
o Sophie Dars and Carlo Menon, Exhibition Curators and publishers of Accatone.be
o Jörn Aram Bihain (Ulg) and Thierry Decuypere (ULB), Associated architects and co-founder of V+.
- 19.00 : Mingle with the Belgian delegation
Sophie Dars and Carlo Menon, Exhibition Curators and publishers of Accatone.be Sophie Dars (°1983) and Carlo Menon(°1981) are two Brussels-based architects. Together, they seek to define a practice somewhere between critical research and project creation. Alongside the graphic design studio Überknackig, they are the founders of the architectural review Accattone. Sophie Dars notably participates in editing projects and exhibitions involving collaboration with artists and architects. She has lectured at the Architecture Faculty of La Cambre Horta since 2011, where she and Thierry Decuypere are responsible for the Unité de Production studio. Carlo Menon is a researcher in history and theory of art at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. His field of research focuses on the status of the author and representation in contemporary reviews. Associated architects from V+ : Jörn Aram Bihain Thierry Decuypere Since its creation in 1998, the V+ Brussels office has worked on more than 190 scenography projects, private and public housing, urban studies, public infrastructures and amenities, museums, cinemas. The firm earned its reputation through the creation of the Pavilion of Temporary Happiness (2008), the Sauvenière Cinéma in Liège (2008), the Town Hall of Montigny-le-Tilleul (2013) and the recent water tower in Ghlin (2015). Several far-reaching public projects – such as the Mode and Design Center (MAD) in Brussels, the cinema and image centre Phénix 5 and the new RTBF studios in Charleroi, the amenities project and the Divercity Park in Forest, the Folklore Museum in Mouscron, the Museum of Fine Arts in Verviers and the Cultural Centre in Deinze – are currently in the implementation or preproject phase. V+ has received numerous awards including the Belgian Prize for Architecture, the Urban Planning Award of the City of Liège, the Belgian Building Award, the Brussels Horta Award and was twice nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Each project is the opportunity for a unique narrative which is built up by playing close attention to the context of the commission and often goes beyond the initial challenges. Each project also represents the opportunity to question the power and limits of the architectural discipline and of the architect as an individual. About Jörn Aram Bihain (°1996): Architect, scenographer and lecturer, Co-founder of V+. Lecturer in Project Architecture / Architecture Faculty of the ULg, Liège, since 2007. About Thierry Decuypere (°1996): Architect and lecturer, Co-founder of V+. Lecturer in Project Architecture / ULB, Architecture Faculty La Cambre Horta, Brussels, since 2003.