Common Street Scapes,  Workshop New York

The Flanders House New York, the General Consulate of the Netherlands, KU Leuven (Streetscape Territories Research Project) and TU Delft have the honour to present:

Common Streetscapes , The Low Countries & New York
An joint project of seminars, workshops, round tables, publications and events about streetscapes and waterscapes:

Master Dissertation Presentations: July 14th 2014

International Workshop July 15th-25th 2014

International Research and Design Week, November 3rd-7th 2014

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This international collaboration project wants to reinforce and expand the existing professional, academic and cultural networks between the two regions. During summer and fall 2014, a combination of joint activities and events seeks to highlight a historical influence on the identity and growth of the region of New York and will explore cultural similarities, parallels or differences between the two regions to propose future scenarios for research and design in the field of art and architecture, urban design and planning.
This multiple exchange project is based on one main theme: Common Streetscapes. The project embraces and celebrates the rich variety of Common Streetscapes between the two regions,  linking design experiences in different Flemish and Dutch cities (Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Brugge, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag…) and the New York region.
Common Streetscapes are understood as collective spaces of cultural identity and social cohesion and used as a fil rouge for the multiple activities within this project. This main theme will be used as an introduction to issues of architecture, urban planning, water management, flood protection policies, (re)design and (re)construction of public space, re-use of infrastructure etc.

This project wants to explore long term alliances to promote Flemish and Dutch (young) professionals and academic expertise in USA, especially in the region of New York.
Through the academic/cultural exchange project, this project helps to set up a solid base point for further Flemish and Dutch presence in the New York region.

July 14th 3pm  Master Dissertation Presentations
@Pratt Institute New York, Rm 406, Higgins Hall North

This first event is a public presentation of a series of Master Dissertation Projects by KU Leuven students, working within the Streetscape Territories framework and focusing on Coney Island. At the end of the event, a reception is offered.

The following students present their proposals for Coney Island through a poster exhibition:

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Charlotte Bolle
Mauro Calderone (present)
Hannes Decancq
Jamie Deceuninck (present)
Thomas Heyndrickx
Ruben Janssens (present)
Jolien Jossy
Eva Meirsschaut
Lea Mittelberger
Emilie Otté
Maros Somora
Mateusz Szymanowski (present)
Bruno Van de Calseyde
Michiel Vanmarcke (present)

Invited panel (provisional list):

Stuart Pertz (Pratt Institute)
Ron Schiffman Pratt Institute)
Deborah Gans (Pratt Institute)
Nandini Bagchee (NY)
Ozan Avcı (University of Pennsylvania)
Sarah Farwell (Van Alen Institute)
David Briggs (Loci Architecture)
Hannes Van Damme (Design Efficiency Studio, NY)
Christina Serifi( Terreform NY)
Maria Cecilia Fagel (UR)
Ana Penalbae (Terreform NY)
Zeinab Shirani (TON.CA)

The event is open to the public (till 6pm).

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July 15th-25th: International Workshop
@Flanders House/General Consulate of the Netherlands/Pratt Institute New York

An international workshop is organised about Coney Island: around 20 participants from different European countries will discuss and propose ideas of how to deal with streetscapes and waterscapes in Coney Island. Parallel to this, artists Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker and Koen Meersman will develop an artistic project, related to the main theme, that will be presented to the public in November.

The workshop is planned as an in situ workshop, working literally in the streetscapes of Coney Island, combined with a series of studio sessions (desk crits) and a final presentation. The main focus of will be Coney Island Creek.

Participants:

Jamie Deceuninck (KU Leuven)
Ruben Janssens (KU Leuven)
Mateusz Szymanowski (KU Leuven)
Michiel Vanmarcke (KU Leuven)
Aleksandra Pawlowska (TU Delft)
Katarzyna Uchman (TU Delft)
Michiel Geldof (KU Leuven)
Maria Ilia (KU Leuven)
Toon De Keyser (Ghent/Barcelona)
Samuel Llovet (ETSA Barcelona)
Irida Redzepi (U Antwerpen)
Thomas Geldof (KU Leuven)
Gitte Schreurs (KU Leuven)
Sylvia Hagens (KU Leuven)
María Pérez Ortega (U Sevilla)
Sam Khabir (KU Leuven)

Workshop teaching staff and desk crit members/reviews:
Kris Scheerlinck (KU Leuven)
Carl-Johan Vesterlund (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Michael Sorkin (NY)
Nandini Bagchee (NY)
Stuart Pertz (Pratt Institute)
Ron Schiffman Pratt Institute)
Deborah Gans (Pratt Institute)
Ozan Avcı (University of Pennsylvania)
Sarah Farwell (Van Alen Institute)
David Briggs (Loci Architecture)
Hannes Van Damme (Design Efficiency Studio, NY)
Christina Serifi (Terreform NY)
Maria Cecilia Fagel (UR)
Ana Penalbae (Terreform NY)
Zeinab Shirani (TON.CA)
Koen Meersman (Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam)
Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker (Ghent)
(provisional list)

July 15th: 10 am
kick-off session of International Workshop at General Consulate of the Netherlands
intro session by Kris Scheerlinck, KU Leuven, Streetscape Territories Research Project
site visit

July 16th: in situ session Coney Island, working session at Bryant Park Public Library New York

July 17th: in situ session Coney Island, visit Red Hook, Brooklyn

July 18th: 10 am – 1 pm: studio session at Flanders House New York

July 19th: in situ session Coney Island

July 20th: day off

July 21st: 11 am – 2 pm: studio session at General Consulate of the Netherlands

July 22nd: in situ session Coney Island

July 23rd: in situ session Coney Island

July 24th: 11 am – 2 pm: studio session at General Consulate of the Netherlands

July 25th: 2 pm – 5pm: final presentation at Flanders House New York, reception

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November 3rd-7th 2014: International Research and Design Week

@Flanders House/General Consulate of the Netherlands/Pratt Institute

International week of seminars, site visits, presentations of research and design projects related to the main theme, with collaboration of professional or academic experts.

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