• Creatives Shaping Cities III




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    Architecture Workroom Brussels - Lab North

    How do music, art, architecture & urban (sub)cultures contribute to the development of a city? Why are creative cultures so important? And how do we shape new projects & push policies? With a series of inspiring talks & conversations we aim to create a stage for European changemakers to share their story & vision on the development of a city. The 23rd floor of Brussels' WTC 1 tower was the backdrop for this third edition of Creative Shaping Cities.

    The program was built around diverse profiles from different cultures, backgrounds and disciplines. This talks was setup in collaboration with Architecture Workroom Brussels, in the framework of ‘You Are Here’, an exhibition, programme of urban debates and shared workspace in Brussels, as part of International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2018. Made possible with the support of Vedett, Red Bull Organics, Lab North & Architecture Workroom Brussels, and HORST.

    Zviad Gelbakhiani - Bassiani, Tbilisi

    The infamous & pivotal Bassiani club - often referred to as ‘the New Berghain’ - was founded as a movement with a political and activist element. Partying at Bassiani is a political statement against homophobia and Georgia’s narrow-minded zero tolerance drug policy. Following recent armed police raids of popular Tbilisi venues -including Bassiani- thousands of ravers gathered in protest in front of Georgia's parliament in response to the raids. Today Georgia endures a conflict of culture between its past and its future. Zviad's story is one about how clubculture can influence political movements and create a vibrant community.

    Alfredo Brillembourg - Urban-Think Tank, Zürich

    UTT is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to projects that focus on social architecture and informal development. Through teaching, exhibitions, film and publications they research, create and communicate strategies to improve cities around the world. Founder Alfredo Brillembourg will present his clear-cut vision on the education and development of a new generation of professionals, who will transform cities in the 21st century.

    Olivier & Valentijn Goethals - 019, Ghent

    019 is an artist-run exhibition, concert and work space occupying a former welding factory in Ghent. The fact that the collective, sets itself up as curator, co-user and co-designer of the building makes it possible to take a different approach on impacting the city.