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Festival of inspiration and innovation
28.09 30.09 2022

With the support of:

Lifecycles is a three-day festival of inspiration and innovation focused on architecture, project and urban development. An exquisite selection of forward-thinking innovators and experts will present their experience and insights, with the aim of setting the agenda for the future.

Archipel supports this event

More than 40 speakers from the architecture, urban planning, academic and real estate worlds will gather in September at LifeCycles in Ghent, a new international forum on the future and quality of our cities, architecture and environment. An impressive and diverse list of exciting names from stimulating architecture firms fill this three-day event. From circular building to smart cities, technology in the design and construction process to affordable housing, new mobility, future of energy, biodiversity, sustainable urban development and much more…. These and more themes are approached with experts from different fields.

A sampling of the speaker line-up:

Reinier De Graaf (OMA) | Tore Banke (BIG) | Dikkie Scipio (KAAN architecten) | Carlo Ratti (Carlo Ratti Associati) | Lina Ghotmeh (Lina Ghotmeh Architecture) | Taro Okabe (Shigeru Ban) | Xavier Troussaud (New European Bauhaus) | Chris Precht | Hélène Chartier (C40) | Arne Quinze | Arjan Dingste (UN Studio) | Martha Thorne (IE School of A&D) | Tom Bosschaert (Except – Orchid City) | Alice Dietsch (AL_A) | Julien De Smedt (JDSA) | Philippe Block (The Bloch Research Group – ETH Zurich) | Eric-Jan Pleijster (LOLA Landscape) | Sinus Lynge (Effekt) | Gilles Retsin | Johan Anrys (51N4E) | Jan Wurm (ARUP) | Luc Wallays (OMGEVING) | Jacob Kurek (Henning Larsen) | Oana Bogdan (Bogdan & Van Broeck) | Jan Adriaenssens (IMEC) | An Eijkelenburg (Stadsmakersfonds – Miss Miyagi) | Esther Lelyveld (Lingotto) | Kim Herforth Nielsen (3XN) | Arthur Mamou-Mani | Nicolas Bearelle (REVIVE) | Johannes Robbrecht (Robbrecht en Daem) | Xavier De Kestelier (HASSELL) | Kathleen Van de Werf (BUURSWECO) | Ken De Cooman (BC Materials) | Luk Peeters (ORG Permanent Modernity) | Idriss Goossens (Proptech Lab) | …

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