City and Architecture promotes architecture in Belgium by giving lectures, debates and much more. They do this in cooperation with STUK and Museum M, so they can inspire a large audience. This creates a high level of social involvement.
More information can also be found on the website of city and architecture.

The theme of AUDITORIUM 17/18 is actions: How can they maintain an equilibrium in the complex forces of the terrain in which architecture is functioning? The series is going to be a laboratorium, where the selection of lecturers explain their own research method or actions to generate unexpected reactions. In this way, we enter a new world where discoveries and new opportunities evolve.


Eva de Klerk en Zef Hemel: Adapt & mobilise

Conversation between urban pioneer and “bottom-up project booster” Eva de Klerk and spatial planner Zef Hemel. Both share a strong fascination for the city as a laboratory where unexpected opportunities arise through engaged entrepreneurship and grass-roots initiatives.

Practical info:
WHEN? Thursday 22/02/2018, from 20:00 until 21:50
WHERE? Kunstencentrum STUK, Leuven

RAAAF: Re-set

The Auditorium lecture series is on again! According to RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances], every project is a manifesto in itself.

Practical info:
WHEN? Thursday 15/02/2018, from 20:00 until 21:00
WHERE? Kunstencentrum STUK, Leuven

SO-IL (US): Delineate

SO-IL, an American office of New York, was established in 2008 opgericht by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu.

Their action is Delineate:
“Today’s increased complexity and entropy requires different spaces, organised around collaboration, co-learning, and synthesis. Insulated disciplinary typologies can be replaced by loose frameworks, compartmentalising to parts while remaining linked to a whole.”
- Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, Augustus 2016 -

SO-IL sees a chance to create awareness and involvement in every structure. Their way of working is hybrid: not only do they use advanced digital tools, but also scale models and physical testmodels are used. This playful and experimental way of working is noticeable in their projects: bright (but with architectural winks), but subtle. The ambiguity of their design makes the visitor notice the multidimensionality it posesses.

Practical info:
WHEN? Thursday 9/11/2017, from 20:00 until 21:00
WHERE? Art centre STUK, Leuven


Leo van Broeck: Sustainable urban development

Monday october 9th, we started with our first lecture, by Leo van Broeck.