launch A+285 Museums w/ Lisa De Visscher, Stephen Bates (Sergison Bates architects, Atelier Kanal) & Pieter T'Jonck
What's the role of the contemporary museum. What are its ambitions as a place of exhibition, a memorial site, a public space or a catalyst for urban renewal? What makes the museum of the twenty-first century so special? And what does the contemporary museum space look like? On the occasion of the launch of A+285 Museums and the reopening of Kanal-Centre Pompidou, A+ and CIVA invite you to a debate during which we will address the issue of museum architecture.
We invited Stephen Bates, from the English office Sergison Bates architects, in charge of the transformation of Kanal, with NoAarchitecten and EM2N. He will exchange with Pieter T'Jonck, architect and editor at A+. The discussion will be preceded by a presentation of the issue by Lisa De Visscher, editor-in-chief of A+.