Architecture Monogram is a new book series on emerging architects, landscape designers, photographers, and writers from Belgium and the Netherlands.
The first book of the series Architecture Monogram is dedicated to the work of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaborative practice founded in 2008 by Pieterjan Gijs (*1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (*1983) in Leuven, Belgium.
In their work they continuously explore the transitional space between architecture and art. Gijs Van Vaerenbergh describe their approach as a reinterpreting and twisting, a search for multiple meanings and a certain type of humor. Acting as curators of their own work for the sake of this book, they selected projects according to five types of transformations they often apply: drawing, cutting, bending, assembling, and mirroring. Thus the book cuts a cross section through their diverse production which reveals an unexpected coherence.
Join us for the presentation by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, followed by a debate on the role of the printed book in the development of architecture firms and the relation between architecture theory and practice.
With Cathelijne Nuijsink, Marieke Kums, Pieterjan Gijs, Arnout van Vaerenbergh, Ilka Ruby, and Jurjen Zeinstra.
Moderated by Saskia van Stein.
19:15 - Doors open
19:30 - Start
21:00 - End ~ Time for a drink
This event is in English and free of charge, but please reserve a spot by using the link on the top of this page.
You can find more information about the book here: https://www.naibooksellers.nl/architecture-monogram-1-gijs-van-vaerenbergh-cross-section.html
This book presentation is part of Thursday Night Live! at Het Nieuwe Instituut. You can also enjoy a nice meal at the Thursday Bite.