If you think of Bruges, you might see a historic postcard image. A powerful tourist attraction, once modeled on the role model of Nuremberg, where the preservation of a medieval statue was played like bait. But there’s more. The perception of Bruges, but especially the experience and how people live, raise interesting questions that are not only important in this context, but also broaden the image of a city and its architecture.
Klaske Havik (Methods for Analysis and Imagination, TU Delft), Véronique Patteeuw (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et du Paysage Lille and KU Leuven) and Bas Princen (architectural photographer) enter into a dialogue in search of the dormant layers that guide our gaze. Starting from architectural history, literature and photography, we investigate how our environment is portrayed and how projections are formed and nurtured.