From 30 August – 8 September 2021, the summer school Eurometropolis 2.1: a blue space in transition (led by Erik Van Daele, Maarten Gheysen and Sophie Leemans) will take place in La Condition Publique, Roubaix (FR). During this time, 24 students from architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning will work on the social and ecological urgencies in the Eurometropolitan Blue Space.
On Wednesday 1 September, Paola Viganò and Feda Wardak will shed their light on these central themes. Everyone is welcome to join the lectures, either in real life or online.
About the keynote speakers:
** Paola Viganò is professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (Lausanne) where she heads the lab-U and the new interdisciplinary Habitat Research Centre. She is also professor at IUAV University Venice and guest professor in several international schools. From 1990 to 2014, together with Bernardo Secchi, she was in charge of Studio, working on numerous urban projects in Europe. Since 2015 StudioPaolaViganò has been working on urban, landscape projects and public spaces in Europe and has won several international competitions.
** Feda Wardak is an ‘architecte-constructeur’ and artist-in-residence at La Condition Publique. He is working on a research and creation project on the Roubaix canal with local inhabitants.