ARCHIVE AUTOMNE 2014 / ARCHIEF HERFST 2014

 

PROGRAMME SEPTEMBRE – DÉCEMBRE 2014
PROGRAMMA SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2014

COURS DE BASE / BASISCURSUS
BRUXELLES. LA VILLE. LE MONDE
BRUSSEL. DE STAD. DE WERELD

Prof. Eric Corijn (VUB)

CULTU(U)R(E)
LES LIMITES DE PROJETS HORS LIMITES
GRENZEN VAN GRENSVERLEGGENDE PROJECTEN
différents orateurs / verschillende gastsprekers

CULTU(U)R(E)
LE SECTEUR CULTUREL À BRUXELLES
DE CULTURELE SECTOR IN BRUSSEL
Sophie Alexandre (RAB), Leen De Spiegelaere (BKO), Ann Olaerts, Gawan Fagard (VUB), Geert Cochez (Brussels Academy), e.a.

POLITI(QUE)(IEK)
LES ACCORDS BRUXELLOIS
DE BRUSSELSE AKKOORDEN
Yves Goldstein, Arnaud De Backer, Christel Verhasselt, Dirk Van de Putte

GEOGRA(PH)(F)IE  
BRUXELLES, UNE LECTURE DE LA VILLE
Prof. Christian Vandermotten (ULB)

URBANISME 
LES VILLES IDÉALES ET UTOPIQUES
Jean de Salle (Sites scs)

STATIST(IQUES) (IEK)
BRUXELLES EN CHIFFRES
BRUSSEL BECIJFERD
IBSA/BISA & Benjamin Wayens (Brussels Studies)

INFOS PRATIQUES / Les cours sont gratuits et ont lieu à la Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale, rue Mommaerts 4 à 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (métro Comte de Flandre, métro Ribaucourt). Il n’est pas nécessaire de s’inscrire.

PRAKTISCHE INFO / Deze lessen zijn gratis. De lessen vinden plaats in het Huis van Culturen en Sociale Samenhang (beter gekend als het ‘Maison des Cultures’), Mommaertsstraat 4, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (metro Graaf Van Vlaanderen, metro Ribaucourt). Het is niet nodig in te schrijven.

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EN / The city is the future? Most definitely! Throughout the last decade many new ideas and insights have been presented in the field of Urban Studies. At the STADSSALONSURBAINS we invite renowned international professors to present their ideas to the Brussels audience.
The STADSSALONSURBAINS are a series of English lectures and documentary screenings for urban professionals, students and all city lovers. On Fridays at 17:30 at Beursschouwburg. A meeting point for urbanites, just before the weekend starts.

FR / La ville reflète-elle l’avenir? Absolument. Au fil des dernières décennies beaucoup de nouvelles idées et nouvelles visions ont été présentées dans les Études Urbaines. Au STADSSALONSURBAINS nous proposons à des professeurs de renommée internationale de présenter leurs idées au public de Bruxelles. Les STADSSALONSURBAINS sont une série de conférences et projections documentaires présentées en anglais s’adressant aux professionnels urbains, aux étudiants et aux amoureux de la ville. Rendez-vous le vendredi à 17h30 au Beursschouwburg. Un lieu de rencontre pour les citadins passionnés, juste avant de débuter le week-end.

NL / Is de stad de toekomst? Zeker en vast. Het voorbije decennium werden veel nieuwe ideeën en visies ontwikkeld in het domein van de stadsstudies. Op de STADSSALONSURBAINS nodigen we professoren uit het buitenland uit om hun ideeën te presenteren aan het Brusselse publiek. De STADSSALONSURBAINS zijn een reeks Engelstalige lezingen en documentaires voor ‘urban professionals’, studenten en stadsliefhebbers. Afspraak vrijdag om 17u30 in de Beursschouwburg. Een ontmoetingsplaats voor overtuigde stadsmensen, net voor de start van het weekend.

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PROGRAMME 2014

We kick off on Friday 10 October with a lecture by Patrick Le Galès, professor at Sciences Po in Paris and expert on the detransformation of cities, European regions and large cities worldwide. Friday 7 November, we welcome Susanne Heeg (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) who is analysing the effects of the liberalization of financial and property markets on cities. And on Friday 28 November we invite Brian Doucet (Utrecht University) who examines the lessons, visions and ideas coming out of America’s “Motor City” Detroit. We will also screen the documentary “The Human Scale”, a critical view on the way we build and use our cities by Andreas M. Dalsgaard and Jan Gehl Architects. And the 1980 documentary “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” by William H. Whyte, that has gained a cult status in the field of urban studies.

Lectures in English.
Friday 10 October, 24 October, 7 November, 28 November and 12 December 2014
from 17:30 until 19:30
at Beursschouwburg (rue Auguste Orts 20-28, 1000 BXL)

 

Friday 10/10/2014, 17:30, Beursschouwburg
STADSSALONSURBAINS #1

PATRICK LE GALÈS (SCIENCES PO, PARIS)
GLOBALISED MINDS, ROOTS IN THE CITY. URBAN UPPER-MIDDLE CLASSES IN EUROPE
Invited by the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

Political scientist and sociologist Patrick Le Galès recently finished a research project on transnationalism and urban practices with two colleagues in Milan and Madrid, containing 500 interviews about the way professionals and managers combine a slow increasing transnationalism with solid roots in cities. The book will be published in december. At our very first STADSSALONSURBAINS, Patrick Le Galès will give you a preview of the research findings.
By comparing four European cities (Paris, Lyon, Milan and Madrid) Le Galès explores the role of urban upper-middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies. He reveals how segments of Europe’s urban population are adopting exit or partial exit strategies in respect to the nation state.

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sociallifesmallurbanspaces

Friday 24/10/2014, 17:30, Beursschouwburg
STADSSALONSURBAINS #2

THE SOCIAL LIFE OF SMALL URBAN SPACES
A DOCUMENTARY BY WILLIAM H. WHYTE
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY POL GHEKIERE (LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT)
Presented by 4cities, Erasmus Mundus Master in Urban Studies

This 1980 documentary became a highly influential film in architecture and planning circles. In the film urban planner William H. Whyte analyses the success and failures of urban spaces in New York. Observing the natural order of spaces and the way people move through them, Whyte provides an intuitive critique of urban spaces and ways these spaces can be improved.

The documentary will be introduced with a short lecture by Pol Ghekiere, landscape architect and former lecturer at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel.

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heeg

Friday 7/11/2014, 17:30, Beursschouwburg
STADSSALONSURBAINS #3

SUSANNE HEEG (GOETHE-UNIVERSITÄT, FRANKFURT)
THE POWER OF FIGURES: CALCULATIVE PRACTICES IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY
Invited by Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

Urban geographer Susanne Heeg examines the role and importance of calculative practices in the process of establishing a global property market. These practices have contributed to the transformation of the property market into a calculable relation, which makes it possible to perceive and assess the real estate market and its objects internationally. Comparability – which includes the transformation of social, political and economic conditions into numbers – has created the context in which investment decisions take place because they suggest transparency and calculability. These practices are created and shared in a network of global real estate professionals and go along with strategies of territorializing and delineating markets.

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Friday 28/11/2014, 17:30, Beursschouwburg
STADSSALONSURBAINS #4

BRIAN DOUCET (UTRECHT UNIVERSITY)
CAN’T FORGET THE MOTOR CITY:
DETROIT IN TEN BUILDINGS
Invited by Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research

+ Documentary “WE ARE NOT GHOSTS” a film by MARK DWORKIN & MELISSA YOUNG
(2012, Moving Images, 53 min.)

Fifty years ago Detroit was booming, with two million hard working people living the American Dream. Then the auto industry fell on hard times and so did Detroit. Most people moved away, whole neighbourhoods turned into wastelands. Detroit is the most intensely scrutinised city in America today: bankruptcy, abandonment, arson and the small-scale creative revival of Downtown. But there is so much more to understanding what has happened to Detroit and what it means for the rest of the urban world. The aim of the lecture by Brian Doucet is to go beyond the normal discourses on the city to challenge what we think we know about Detroit. Brian will make you experience the Motor City by way of a virtual driving tour, stopping at ten buildings in the city and its suburbs to further explore the lessons from Detroit, visions coming out of the city and why what happens in Detroit matters for other places as well.

The lecture on Detroit will be followed by the projection of a film entitled “We Are Not Ghosts”. This documentary presents the tales of Detroiters who are reinventing the old Motor City as a vibrant new self-sustaining and human-scaled city for a post industrial world. And with urban farms, peace zones, and spoken word poets they are starting to make it real.

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thehumanscale

Friday 12/12/2014, 17:30, Beursschouwburg
STADSSALONSURBAINS #5


THE HUMAN SCALE. BRINGING CITIES TO LIFE
A DOCUMENTARY ON JAN GEHL BY ANDREAS M. DALSGAARD
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JENS AERTS (COSMOPOLIS, BUUR)
Presented by 4cities, Erasmus Mundus Master in Urban Studies

50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why?
The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. The Human Scale meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.
The documentary will be introduced with a talk by Jens Aerts, guest professor in Urban Design at the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (VUB) and partner in BUUR, Bureau for Urbanism.

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PRACTICAL INFO 

  • The STADSSALONSURBAINS take place at the Beursschouwburg, rue Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28 in the city centre of Brussels (premetro La Bourse, metro Sainte-Cathérine, metro De Brouckère).
  • Access is free and you don’t need to make any reservation. Be welcome!
  • You have no idea what “urbanites” are? Well, you probably are one. Click here for a definition.

 

CREDITS

The STADSSALONSURBAINS are an initiative of the Brussels Academy and the Brussels Studies Institute in collaboration with Beursschouwburg and Brussels based research centres. This Autumn, the lecturers Patrick Le Galès, Susanne Heeg and Brian Doucet are invited by Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research (VUB). The documentaries ”The Human Scale” and “The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces” are presented by 4cities, Erasmus Mundus Master in Urban Studies.

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CO-ORGANISING A STADSSALONSURBAINS EVENT ?

We have wild cards for research centres and organisations that would like to invite a professor in the broad field of Urban Studies to lecture at our STADSSALONSURBAINS series in 2015. If you have international professors visiting Brussels in the Spring of 2015, please let us know! Contact us at info@brusselsacademy.be.


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