The act of building is at once action and narrative. It is the complex effort of a timely community to erect its infrastructure, running across classes and skill sets, across materials and technologies. It generates an impact and expresses values and ideas in a wide network around a specific project. The act of building contains the power of change through action, story and result.
At BC architects & studies we believe that, in order to have a positive impact on society through the discipline of architecture, we not only need to focus on the design of its infrastructure, but also on redesigning the process of generating infrastructure. We’ll need to experiment with the role that each member of a community plays in the act of building. For us, a narrow definition of the professional architect no longer suffices; we venture into material production, contracting, storytelling, knowledge transfer, community organization — and all of this influences our design approach.
The lecture is a part of the series Belgian Inspirations, organized by Kruh