From October 2023 until May 2024, the StadsSalonsUrbains lecture series delves into the intricate process of constructing the built environment, highlighting how meaning is embodied in the various layers that have been added over time. Through a multidisciplinary lens, experts in architecture, urban planning, archaeology, landscape architecture, heritage and history explore how the physical spaces we inhabit reflect the (building) culture, values, and norms of the societies that created them and, inversely, how our surroundings shape our experiences and identities.
By looking at the city fabric as an accumulated concentration of material, political, economic, environmental, technological and cultural history, we unravel how the city relates to its surrounding landscapes, how power dynamics and social inequalities are ingrained in our built heritage, but also how we can prospectively relate to the built environment as a combination of ‘embodied energy’ and ‘embodied culture’.
- FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2023
Barnabas CALDER from University of Liverpool meets us at ReSet
- FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2023
Howard DAVIS from University of Oregon meets us at Beursschouwburg
- FRIDAY 1st MARCH 2024
Sabine BARLES from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne meets us at Beursschouwburg
- FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2024
Tom LESLIE from University of Illinois meets us at Beursschouwburg
- FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2024
Mercedes VOLAIT from French National Centre for Scientific Research meets us at ReSet
- FRIDAY 24th MAY 2024
Miles GLENDINNING from University of Edinburgh meets us at Beursschouwburg
For more information see the website of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies.