Maison régionale de l'architecture des Pays de la Loire 17 Rue Noue Bras de Fer
Inventories#2 - Exhibition in NantesAfter London in 2017, Wallonia-Brussels Architectures is pleased to inform you that the exhibition Architectures Wallonie-Bruxelles Inventaires #2 Inventories will be presented at the Maison régionale de l'architecture des Pays de la Loire in Nantes (France).The exhibition highlights the third volume of the Inventaires # Inventories collection. Initiated in 2010, the Architectures Wallonie-Bruxelles Inventaires # Inventories collection sets out to paint an up-to-date picture of recent architectural developments in Wallonia and in Brussels and to illustrate the commitment shown by the public authorities and private individuals in the search for an architecture that is in step with its time and with concerns to improve our living environment.
This third volume, entrusted to Xavier Lelion et Anne Sophie Nottebaert after a call for projects, it identifies, appraises and reports on architectural production in Wallonia and Brussels.
The exhibition aims to present a survey of inventories, investigations and texts written for the eponymous publication. It sets out to analyze 28 projects by examining the work of 25 authors from a variety of media: writing, drawing, comics, and photography. Selected in partnership with out comic book advisor, Benoit Henken, these authors are, in some respect, ‘newbies': they describe a living architecture through the process of discovering it. This approach develops a delicate sense of complicity and an exchange of ideas between architects and authors. The marriage of written and visual forms becomes a means of understanding the meeting of form and use, the destination. It is a project grounded in mediating, communicating and explaining architecture to a wider audience.The inaugural conference will take place on April 10th at the Ecole nationale supérieure d'architecture de Nantes and will be followed by the official opening. The lecture will be introduced by Pascal Fourrier and the speakers will be the curators, Xavier Lelion and Anne Sophie Nottebaert, three architecture practices: Karbon', Martiat+Durnez and Matador and the comic author Benoit Henken.Discover an abstract of the foreword of the publication in our posts.