Exhibitions architects - Jiří Příhoda

"The installation of the exhibitions will be entrusted to the artists. I see it as a second choice besides the fact that artists teach. "
In the course of the 1990s Jiří Příhoda experimented with video-projections and became known as the first artist on the Czech art scene expressing himself through sculptural-architectural transformations of exhibition spaces.

Architecture as permanent change?

Permanent change is the only constant in life, claimed already Heraclitus, and today’s reality seems to confirm his vision of a world in flux. Architects therefore try to distinguish between what appears lasting in their discipline and what is transient and fleeting. But can we speak of metamorphosis as the “essence” of architecture? Can the never-ending cycles of transformation ensure the regeneration of architecture after cycles of crisis?

Forms of Freedom

Swiss architecture theorist Philip Ursprung will have a dialogue with French architect Anne Lacaton, a Pritzker Prize winner from 2021. They will discuss forms of freedom in architecture and selected projects of the renowned studio Lacaton & Vassal.

Architecture of Coexistence - Bedřiška Colony

The colony in Ostrava called Bedřiška has belonged among the so-called socially excluded localities for a long time. However, Bedřiška does not show any features that most probably come to your mind when we speak about excluded localities. The people are happy to live there, they regard the place as their home and they try to keep their houses as well as public spaces in good order and tidy.

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

The output of that research varies from works in the public space and architectural structures to sculptures and smaller work. Within this undefined area, the duo developed a practice that thematizes the friction between function (architecture) and autonomy (image) in an increasingly emphatic manner, and is centered around the central question: at what point does the daily experience of space turn into an aesthetic one?

BC architects & studies

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

Gestures of Emancipation

The strategies used by art in public space include a broad range of artistic approaches. Art can show us more environmental and ethical ways of treating one another. It can offer an opportunity for collective participation and self-expression, for reflecting on history, and for community dialogue. It can influence our social, spatial, and political topologies by promoting new social models or designing and improving the physical infrastructure. However, it can also legitimize economic or political interests that are not beneficial to the general public.

Rotor - Another Role of Architectural Studio?

Rotor is a cooperative design practice that investigates the organisation of the material environment. They develop critical positions trough research and design. Besides projects in architecture and interior design, they also produce exhibitions, books, economic models and policy proposals. Rotor was founded in 2005. Today, a core of about a dozen long-term collaborators sets the agenda of the group.

Liesbeth van der Pol & Spolka

Former Dutch government architect Liesbeth van der Pol lead the discussion together with architect Viktória Mravčáková from the Slovak organization Spolka. They discussed the durability and if the architecture today lead or do not lead to sustainable environment.

Architecture of Coexistence - Bellevue di Monaco

The project Bellevue di Monaco takes place in several buildings in the centre of Munich. The buildings were supposed to be demolished in order to build new luxury apartments there. However, the plan was thwarted by a group of activists and their guerilla reconstruction of one of the flats. Consequently, the migration crisis in 2015 incited the foundation of an official cooperative involving several hundred local residents who rented the houses and turned them into a multifunctional centre.

From the City to the Detail

Diener has a long-term interest in the reconstruction of monuments and is a member of several foundations and commissions dedicated to this topic. The studio’s main projects include, for example, the completion of the eastern wing of the Natural History Museum in Berlin or the local Swiss embassy.


MSA is a Brussels based office involved in many kinds of projects, from the design of public space to the elaboration of masterplan for larger territories. In May 2017, MSA has received the MIES AWARD 2017 in the category „emerging architect" for the realization of a small social apartments building localized on a plot to seemed impossible to be built.

Structural statements - architectural structures

Mouton is active in designing structures and supporting structural studies, with a strong emphasis on architectural projects. The philosophy of the engineering office is that structure must be seen as a part of the architecture and – like architecture – has to be designed. Moreover, it is often the case that the structure is inseparable from the architecture and structure plays a prominent role in the perception of the design. The ambition is to develop – for every project again – a strong structural concept and – as doing so – to help shaping the design.

Curriculum Revolution

In the lecture Dubravka Sekulić focuses not only on what and why needs to change in architectural education in an effort to make a discipline more equitable, but also on how this change can happen.

Class of Interpretation IV. - Keller Easterling: Medium Design

At a moment of digital ubiquity, it may be easier to treat the data from digital platforms as primary in contemporary innovation and to believe that, if coated with sensors in an internet of things, the stiff, dumb world will suddenly become responsive and “smart.” But the heavy lumpy components of space are themselves information systems that don’t really need digital devices to make them dance.

Privatization Artist Petr Pudil - revised edition

They are often presented as condescending patrons of arts, who have decided to put aside a couple of their millions and contribute to public welfare and the promotion of exquisite culture. However, their seemingly good intentions should be seen with view to the context of the troubled political and economic past of our (and not only our) country. We should know how they acquired their property and what social or ecological damage they caused while amassing their fortune.

Modern Genealogy

Kader Attia deals with colonial and post-colonial history and sensitively unfolds the complicated and “imbalanced” relationships between the Western and non-Western world and their mutual cultural, political, social, and technological exchange. One of his interests is architecture and the setting it creates with its spatial and political dimension. Using modern architecture as a critical example of an – often – malfunctioning living environment is an occurring subject of Attia’s work.

51N4E - Politics of Presence

Since 2017, 51N4E is part of the incubation of new use in the monofunctional Brussels’ North District. Together with others, they housed for two years in the emblematic WTCI & II towers and currently in the nearby CCN building. In parallel, they were chosen as architect for the new project of the ZIN project, an adaptive reuse project turning the monofunctional WTC towers into a mixed-use development.

The Drone and Urban Space

The drone integrates functions of a vehicle intended for destruction, razing urban communities and assassinating from the air, with those of a reconnaissance and artifactual tool which has resurrected interest in contaminated and exclusion zones inaccessible or dangerous for human intervention. Furthermore, it has exhibited its potential as a habitat builder, and proved its capabilities for land and real estate surveying, gathering data and visuals that are amenable for market-end purposes.

Let it Pop

The lecture, entitled Let it pop, focuses on the spaces that create a diverse life in which our social bubbles can pop. The lecture presents the last duo of the cycle Dialogue – the Dutch architect Kamiel Klaasse together with the Czech promoter of architecture Adam Gebrian.


The film shows the house of Čestmír Suška and Naďa Rawová, where one of the first unofficial symposiums took place in July 1980 and which was soon followed by others (Netvořice 81, Mutějovice 83 and others). This led to a series of Confrontations (1984–1987) – exhibitions of the youngest generation of artists.

Flows of ideas, flows of matter

Hungarian architectural historian and pedagogue Ákos Moravánszky speak at the lecture entitled Flows of ideas, flows of matter, together with the prominent Swiss architect and theorist Andre Deplazes, co-founder of Bearth & Deplazes Architekten. It outlines the transformation of ideas and forms in architecture.

Milena's Song

The video of Milena's song works within the theoretical background of contemporary feminist thinking, namely with the legacy of cyberfeminism, which was formulated in the early 1990s by British feminist and cyberculture theorist Sadie Plant. Cyberfeminism grants emancipatory power to modern technology, but only as long as all people can access it, regardless of their class status, religious beliefs, cultural identifications, sexual orientation and/or gender.

Footbridges and Bridges

The lecture entitled Footbridges and Bridges will present the latest projects of progressive and subtle constructions by the architect and structural engineer Petr Tej and Eugene Brühwiler.

XDGA - Make space for life

Ideally architecture is not about fixing activities, fluxes or programs, or worse, about solving spatial problems. On the contrary, it is about opening up possibilities: the potential of a site, the hidden opportunity of a particular situation in time, of a programmatic conflict. It is about dealing with uncertainty, about enabling different and unforeseen scenarios. In that sense, architecture and urbanism are not opposed disciplines with different outcomes, but similar mediators, on different scales and in different degrees of complexity, with the same goal of enabling life.


VI PER Gallery focuses on architecture in the broadest sense, together with its relations and points of intersection with contemporary art, urbanism, design and media, as well as the political, legal, social, economic and ecological contexts which help to shape architecture and the built environment.

Education & Critic

Gideon Boie is an architect and philosopher and a founder of the BAVO collective. He lectures on the ethics and theory of architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of KU Leuven in Brussels, and his work focuses on the political dimension of art and architecture.


An Fonteyne, Jitse van den Berg and Philippe Viérin are interested in the traditions of architecture, the potential that comes from familiar and ordinary settings and the possibilities that emerge from translating these ideas through construction and the employment of material. A meandering walk following thoughts, sketches, projects and buildings will explore the affinity the architects have with literature, visual arts and politics.