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'A CITY SHAPED' at STUK arts centre, Leuven

Date uploaded: February 13, 2013

13th - 24th February 2013
STUK arts centre Leuven

A CITY SHAPED (Artefact festival 2013 - adventures in art, media & music) examines and questions new aspects of contemporary and future city development. Sustainability and ecology seem to have become structural parameters in thinking about future urbanity. Do those concepts and focuses lead to a new fundamental view on the city and urbanism? And is its impact comparable with the integral visions of the likes of Le Corbusier, Haussmann, Ebenezer Howard, Walter Jonas, Archigram, Bauhaus, etc? It is clear that the ecological approach puts new emphases in developing urbanity, and yet those sensitivities prove to appear already in early architectural projects and utopian visions of the city. Artefact thus makes way for encounters between different positions and propositions within this complex context.

Above all, the urban environment of the future will be shaped from several policies: international, national, urban, provincial. But Artefact seeks to create a dialogue between those visions and the voices of artists, the individual citizen or activist. Quite often, they are responsible for testing and intervening with the ‘official’ urban fabric and related environmental, functional, economic and sociocultural aspects. 

Artefact is initiated by provincie Vlaams-Brabant in collaboration with Stad Leuven.

STUK Onthaal
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven

T: 016/320 320
F: 016/320 330
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