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Contact | Secretariaat
Martine Pollier
Zandstraat 324, 8200 Brugge
T +32 50 322 420
info@archipelvzw.be

Archipel travel

After a long corona lockdown, we will be starting back up in the fall!

October 2022: Andalusia
April 2023: Backpacking through Japan
May 2023: Hanzeland – Hamburg
Fall 2023: Switzerland

Theme 2022
Commitment

Ghent is a true city of architecture, with a rich heritage of buildings and public spaces from the past and present. The city is home to a number of renowned design schools. Many talented designers work here. There are ambitious clients and numerous cultural centres that use urban life as a source of inspiration. And there are masses of Ghent citizens who roll up their sleeves to improve their living environment!

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Lecture
15.12
Between art and architecture
Ciel Grommen - A practice of presence / The art of dwelling

Ghent has a surprising number of bottom-up initiatives in the creative sector. This angle was considered during the first Ghent Architecture Prize by professional jury member Ciel Grommen. She works just on that border between art and architecture, often in cooperation with others, and shows her work.

Trip
01.04 15.04 2023
Backpacking through Japan
An adventurous backpack trip full of architecture
Still some places available!

Seize this opportunity to get to know Japanese architecture, art and culture while backpacking with other architecture lovers. The route takes you along the ancient city of Kyoto, the art islands in the Setouchi Sea and the hi-tech metropolis of Tokyo.

Trip
17.05 22.05 2023
Hansaland
From brick expressionism to the intangibility of Ishigami

A visit to Hamburg is a walk through the architectural history of the last 150 years. Here, few architecture that is older survived the storms; fire, epidemics, economic revolutions, war… Her population always scrambled back up, adapting the city to the new reality. Pulling down and building up, moving streets or if necessary entire neighbourhoods, cleaning up the debris, dreaming of a new city most beautiful.