4500000: Aglaée Degros - The fluidity of public space in Europe after Paris attacks on November 2015

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Semester:SS 18
Type:Architecture Lecture Series
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The essence of the European city is the life that exists between buildings, the public space! It is by definition a place to meet, to cross, to lounge for this purpose it required a certain fluidity of the space. This fluidity nowadays transforms since many European cities - Paris, Bruxelles, Nice, Berlin, London - are confronted with terrorism using the public space as a field for attacks. The lecture will survey the transformation of the fluidity of the space and reflect on it.

Aglaée Degros is professor and chair of the Institute of Urbanism at Graz University of Technology. Aglaée was born in 1972 in Leuven, Belgium, and studied architecture in Brussels, Karlsruhe, and Tampere. In 2001, she cofounded Artgineering, an office dedicated to improve the relation between landscape, city and infrastructure based in Rotterdam, which moved to Brussels in 2014. Degros has held various teaching positions and visiting professorships at Delft University of Technology, the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture, the Free University of Brussels, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Vienna University of Technology, among others. Degros is co-editor of Public Space and the Challenges of Urban Transformation in Europe (2013) and co-author of Brussels, [re]discovering its spaces (2014). She regularly serves as a jury member at international urban planning and design competitions.

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