HORST talk III: Creatives Shaping Cities
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 HORST aims to create a stage for European changemakers to share their story & vision on the development of a city. The sunlit terrace of Brussels' WTC 1 tower will be the backdrop for this third edition of HORST talks.
- Alfredo Brillembourg - Urban-Think Tank, Zürich u-tt.com
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-ghent.org
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.
- Pepijn Kennis - Toestand, Brussels toestand.be
Space in our cities seems to be under pressure, even though thousands of square meters are left vacant & unused. Toestand connects this urban contradiction by organising temporary autonomous socio-cultural centers in empty or forgotten buildings.