Open Call for Curators // Auditorium 17/18 in Leuven

Mar. 09, 2017

Stad en Architectuur vzw is inviting curators to apply for the curatorship of the lecture series Auditorium 17/18. The latest edition of Auditorium will take place from October 2017 to May 2018 in the STUK Arts Centre on the topic ‘architecture as a laboratory’.

Stad en Architectuur vzw has been organising the Auditorium lecture series since 2001 in cooperation with the STUK Arts Centre and the department of Architecture of K.U. Leuven. This series has been bringing together a wide range of experience and expertise and centres around a common theme. The series will feature a mix of renowned designers and up-and-coming architectural talents on the verge of their international breakthrough. Some of the renowned speakers who have been featured at Auditorium are Lacaton & Vassal, Sou Fujimoto, MVRDV, West 8, Diener & Diener, Snohetta, Alvaro Siza, Charles Jenks, OMA (Rem Koolhaas), Henning Larsen and many others. The lectures are accessible to all: not just a professional audience of architects, urban planners and related professions attend this series. All those who have a cultural interest in architecture are returning visitors of the lectures.

For next edition’s theme ‘architecture as a laboratory’, the Auditorium lecture is looking at architecture from an experimental viewpoint. Architectural space has often been avant-garde: a place where social trends were considered and applied, in anticipation of societal developments. ‘Architecture as a laboratory’ wants to show architecture that enables pertinent and critical questions, and goes beyond fulfilling our everyday needs. Auditorium is looking for experimentation in architectural thinking, experimentation as a challenge, as a motor, as a result. The lecture series shows work that balances on the very edge of what can be called architecture.

Stad en Architectuur would like to invite anyone who has a detailed knowledge of current international developments in contemporary architecture and is available to organise the entire event and can take part in any and all meetings concerning the project. The curator develops and organizes a lecture series of six lectures in total in the STUK Arts Centre in consultation with Stad en Architectuur. The assignment consists of creating a shortlist of potential speakers, booking said speakers, writing promotional materials, making practical arrangements, welcoming and introducing said speakers, and organizing debriefings.

Candidates must apply with a full proposal of lecture series by shortlisting a number of design agencies and motivating that shortlist. Stad en Architectuur will provide the curator with a fee of €5,500 to curate the entire project (the budget to elaborate the programme with fees and transports for lecturers is not included).

Application Info
Applications can be send to Kristel Putseys, Rijschoolstraat 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium or
Deadline: Mar. 27, 2017

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