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Narrative walk with Vjera Sleutel 15/03

Join the narrative walk into sick architecture in Brussels with Vjera Sleutel. Starting point for the walk is the main entrance to Brugmann hospital in Laken, designed by Victor Horta in 1906 as a new modern complex on the green outskirts of the city. The visit will allow Vjera to narrate different motifs in care architecture today, such as invisible care, crisis admission, seclusion, healing, and death. Throughout the century, the Brugmann site has become part of the urban complex. And, certainly, the many renovations symbolize the quasi-industrial way of organizing care in the city today. But perhaps also Horta’s design is equally taletelling for the separation of sick and crippled persons and the phantasy of a healing environment.

Vjera Sleutel is architect and researcher. She graduated at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, campus Gent. Since then, she has gained research experience at BAVO, working on diverse projects relating to care architecture. She has worked in several architectural offices. She also developed her own art practice with Vroomm.collectif. Since 2021, she has been a Lab-O practice assistant at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture.

Friday, March 15, 2024, 17:30
MEETING POINT Square Arthur Van Gehuchtenplein 4 (tram stop Hôpital Brugmann), Brussels