posts tagged ‘antwerp’
January 3rd, 2013 • movingmemos, works
Tags: amsterdam, antwerp, beijing 北京, bogor, books, design, fashion, guangzhou 广州, hangzhou 杭州, hong kong 香港, jakarta, lectures, projects, publications, shanghai 上海, shenzhen 深圳, workshop, yogyakarta
2012 was a good year for MovingCities. With 2013 barely started, we composed a non-lineair overview of the past year. The selection is based on content, correspondences and aspects of continuity across various projects, publications and places. While our Portuguese posts on Peter Zumthor and Álvaro Siza Vieira keep on generating traffic, with 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu we found a close runner-up. But we’re also pleased that our, incognito, Koolhaas-Simpsons scoop made it to the sixths place on Archinect’s Top 12 News Posts of 2012. MovingCities in 2012 was about cities, architecture and the creative industries in China. A selected flashback. read more »
Last week, Bert de Muynck | MovingCities was in Belgium, invited by artist-duo Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans [website], to lecture in the Reading Room # 4 as part of the The Residence [a wager for the afterlife] video project. A report from Brussels and Antwerp. read more »
The Residence [a wager for the afterlife] is a video project by Belgian artist-duo Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans [website], on display in Argos, Brussels, until April 1, 2012. Their new video focusses on the artist as entrepreneur in a global society that qualifies economy as the single measure of things and is the result of a six month residency in China in 2009-10. Besides the video, they also host the The Residence [reading room] – presenting itself as a discursive platform and a dense cabinet of curiosities in ExtraCity, Antwerp. During several Saturdays in the coming 2 months, ExtraCity will host a series of performances, screenings, lectures and book presentations. As part of this program, Bert de Muynck | MovingCities will lecture about The Creative City in China on Saturday March 10, 2012. read more »
The Washington Post calls it a Belgian family drama and the Hollywood Report a bawdy, heartfelt glimpse into a proudly dysfunctional Belgium family. No, we’re not reviewing the current political crisis in Belgium, but quote reactions on The Misfortunates, a movie by Belgian director Felix van Groeningen, based on a novel by Dimitri Verhulst. Driving recently by train through the Flemish countryside, we were reminded about the analysis of Gunther Strobbe, the main character in the movie. read more »
An extended series of images capturing one week of moving around in the northern part of Belgium, Flanders, by train. The home of continental Europe’s first railway, built in 1835, Belgium has one of Europe’s most extensive rail networks. Snapshots from Ghent, Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels. And the 99% urbanized area in between these cities.
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In 1968 the Belgian architect Renaat Braem published a manifesto on his native country called “The Ugliest Country in the World”. In 1979, on the eve of the 150th anniversary of Belgian independence, architect and artist Luc Deleu (T.O.P. Office) laid ‘the last stone of Belgium’ in his small front garden in Antwerp. Today, rather surprisingly, Belgium still exists. Some snapshots and background to a 99% urbanized territory.
The MAS (tagline a new museum in Antwerp about the river, the city, the port and the world) is a design by Neutelings-Riedijk Architects and currently under construction. Surprisingly under construction one could say, as the design was already on the table in 1999 when Neutelings-Riedijk won the international architectural competition. It took 7 years to lay the first stone, in September 2006, and the museum is supposed to be operational in 2010. read more »