David Berkvens

Belgian architect who frequents the Peyma and the Pavón although he is temporarily in Antwerp for family reasons. Specialist in processes of citizen engagement and self-building with communities.
Contact him here davidoff99@yahoo.es

#UR_BRU Les Marolles, Bruxelles

Les Marolles Realizado en colaboración con Fabric-Recyclart . Se construye un parlamento urbano en un proceso de talleres abiertos a los habitantes del barrio. Con esta actuación se pretende lograr la rehabilitación urbana de la Dalle de Brigittinnes, dotando de infraestructura a este lugar para que comience a ser utilizado y pueda dar cabida a

UR_EU Antwerpen Embassy Session

‘What is our actual right to the city?’  This ‘right to change ourselves by changing the city’ (Harvey, 2008) aims to “rescue the citizen as the main element and protagonist of the city that he himself had built” and to transform urban space into “a meeting point for building collective life” (Lefebvre, 1968). To build a city for the many, not the few.

 From the coining of the right in Henri Lefebvre’s influential ‘Le droit à la ville’ (1968) to the protest signs of urban movements around the world and its adoption into the United Nations New Urban Agenda (2016) – the concept has inspired public, private and civic actors in rethinking and reacting upon increasingly unequal urbanities.

 “But what legal rights are there that support our actual right to the city? We invite two legal experts to explain the role of the law in claiming the right to the city.” 

Endeavours

Endeavours is a people-centred urban planning agency based in Antwerpen.

https://endeavours.eu
info@endeavours.eu
IG: @endeavoursss
FB: @EndeavourEurope

ConstructLab

Constructlab (www.constructlab.net / I: @hello_constructlab) is the description of a collaborative spatial and artistic practice, working on ephemeral and permanent place-making from different local organisations: Berlin (DE), Fribourg (CH), Gent (BE), Valence (FR). The collaborators to projects share an approach to, rather than a method of making.