24/09/2021 - 17h00-19h00
Closing debate with :
Thomas Vilquin. Trained as a building engineer, Thomas now works as an undercover agent at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta ULB. He likes to explore and promote sound structural designs and ecological materials. Aside from this, Thomas spends too much time conjecturing about the future, including what's for dinner.
Pauline Lefebvre is FNRS Research Associate at Faculté d’architecture de l’ULB. The doctoral dissertation she presented in 2016 was about the recent encounters between architecture and American pragmatism. Her current investigation focuses on the social, political, and environmental commitments architects develop when they bring an increased attention to building materials. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, she published a monograph on BC architects & studies with VAI Press in 2018 and co-directed the edited volumePenser-Faire. Quand des architectes se mêlent de construction / Thinking-Making. When Architects Engage in Construction published by Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles in 2021. More information: https://ulb.academia.edu/PaulineLefebvre
Marie Couteaux is a project manager in urban planning at the Brussels urban movement BRAL. She is an architect and anthropologist by training, coordinator of the new cocreate super terram project, and also passionate about stories that connect humans to the other things or beings that populate and make the earth.
Alice Paris is soon to obtain her master's degree at Faculté d'architecture La Cambre-Horta. She also co-hosts a blog about soil with Alice Nouvet at https://atlas-terreau.tumblr.com
Serge Kempeneers, 3 Childrens, 5 small childrens (the future). President of the Environment Council of Brussels Regio ( The parnership between stakeholders). Dr in Sciences (Science and research). Previously Head of Green Spaces Division at the Agency « Bruxelles Environnement » (Green spaces as fundamental ecosystems for the city).
Mediator : Nadia Casabella is an architect (Barcelona School of Architecture, 1997) and urbanist (London School of Economics, 2005). She lives in Brussels with her two kids and her partner, works as principal at 1010 architecture urbanism and as adjunct professor at the ULB Faculty of Architecture. Since the pandemic crisis, her interest has evolved from urban metabolism towards the ontoepistemologies sustaining the separation between city and nature, and on finding designerly ways to move beyond them.