Kick-off: Research Project ‘Building Brussels’

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / May, 15, 2017 / 0 comments

KICK-OFF MEETING | Friday June 92017 | COOP, Brussels

The interdisciplinary research team ‘Building Brussels’ kindly invites you for its official kick-off meeting on friday June 9th 2017.

Building Brussels is a VUB-funded research project that investigates the role of SMEs in Brussels’ urban fabric, with a particular interest in the construction sector. In order to fundamentally grasp its specificity, the research will intertwine multiple disciplines: construction history, urban planning, architectural engineering and business history. Seen its societal relevance, we warmly invite you as a stakeholder to participate in the event and the debate.

more information: Building Brussels. Brussels city builders and the production of space, 1794 – 2016


Entrance: Free, After registration (by June 2nd)
Location: COOP, Fernand Demetskaai 23, 1070 Anderlecht, Brussels


13:30 – Welcome coffee

14:00 – Introduction by Inge Bertels (V.U.B. – Coordinator Building Brussels)

14:20 – 3 Research Trajectories by Sarah De Boeck, Matthijs Degraeve and Frederik Vandyck (V.U.B. – Researchers Building Brussels)

14:40 – Construction History Perspective by Christine Wall (University of London, UK)

15:00 – Heritage Perspective by Elisabeth Gybels (Erfgoedklassen & Burgerschap Brussel)

15:20 – Urban & Architectural Perspective by Roeland Dudal (Architecture Workroom Brussels)

15:40 – Concluding debate

16:00 – Network reception