‘WTC Tower Teachings’ is a pile of texts on the one and a half years of WTC24, the temporary setting of the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture at the 24th floor of the WTC complex in Brussels. It was a great period that allowed us to reflect upon architectural and urban production in Brussels while inhabiting its biggest trauma and monitor the current ambitions to reactivate the North Quarter. It also allowed us to reflect upon architecture education, staying at a bare office tower floor, without the typical school apparatus of partition walls, auditorium seats and back office rooms, and realising somehow the dream of what one has called a ‘publicness of education’. The book brings together contributions by professors, students (some of them former students by now), participants and stakeholders.
The list of authors is long: Gideon Boie, Carl Bourgeois, Dag Boutsen, Wim Cuyvers, Aslı Çiçek , Lieven De Cauter, Aurelie De Smet, Burak Pak and Yves Schoonjans, Karel Deckers, Jan Denoo, Roeland Dudal, Harold Fallon, Rosa Fens, Louise Frateur and Tatiana Darnovsky, Bjorn Houttekier, Lydia Karagiannaki, Wouter Krokaert, Petra Pferdmenges, Nele Stragier and Christopher Paesbrugghe, Robin Schaeverbeke and Kristien Vanmerhaeghe, Tom Schoonjans, Sven Sterken, Pilot Bxl (Rosa Fens, Anton Parys, Jochen Schamelhout, Helen Van de Vloet, Kaat Volckaert) and Peter Swinnen. Editorial board Gideon Boie, Rosa Fens, Gudrun De Maeyer, Bjorn Houttekier, Jochen Schamelhout and Dag Boutsen. Layout Ferre Marnef.
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