If one wants to build circularly, set up decentralized (energy) systems or harvest building materials on the spot, then one regularly collides with existing and sometimes restrictive frameworks. Recuperating interiors and materials. Questioning the spatial demand of the client. Sharing infrastructure with multiple partners. Reversible and adaptable building. These are examples of bottom-up initiatives that show in practice where the biggest obstacles lie in the legislative framework. Architecture Activism wants to advocate social, political, economic and ecological reforms that can reduce the gap between bottom-up initiative and top-down policy. Can a rule-free space for experiment contribute to knowledge and trust in a new way of designing, building and housing?
Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match
Speakers: BC architecten | Superuse | RE-ST | Perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match
Moderator: Jan Boelen
Spatial Series: is a series of debates about architecture as a metaphor for social transformation. About infrastructure as a form of disectonomy of the old standard. About building as an invitation to hackable architecture. The lecture series takes place in a building project called 33 years of space (33yearsofspace.org). The title refers to the duration of the ground lease on a piece of land that the city makes available in Gentbrugge. Here Timelab builds cvba because this open cooperative offers the possibility to actually give the infrastructure in co-ownership of the user and other stakeholders.
33 years of space: is a building protocol for a society on the move. The protocol describes a program that can grow and contract according to relative size.
Timelab is a city lab for new cooperation models. Timelab gives examples of small and big change. These inspire, ask for dialogue and encourage new perspectives. Timelab offers time, space and reflection to artists, designers, makers, scientists and anyone who wants to contribute to a society in motion. Timelab offers an open lab for the development of digital prototypes, co-creation projects, residencies, hands-on open workshops, lectures, debates and a co-working café