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Heritage in competition

The role of architecture competitions

Since the turn of the century, architectural competitions such as Open Oproep and WinVorm have given an important impulse to public building culture, and have heightened the sense of ambitious experiment. This lecture examines the way in which competition projects with an intervention in important heritage not only provide their own interpretation of a task, but sometimes also of the relevant heritage. This is in tension with (the illusion of) a static and purely scientific heritage assessment. Heritage, on the other hand, comes into the picture as being constantly copied in the present, and architecture is highlighted as a prominent interpretative practice and as a technical-cultural medium to curate heritage.

Photo 1: Malgorzata Olchowska, “The inherited city”, 2019 from the “Open Call” exhibition, photo: Michiel De Cleene.
Photo 2: Malgorzata Olchowska, “Archipelago of small and medium-sized cities”, 2019 from the “Open Call” exhibition, photo: Michiel De Cleene.



Th 10 September 2020 20:00



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