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In Between Utopia and Failure

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Conferences and conventions
Place
La Loge

This event takes place online

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In Between Utopia and Failure

Description

The exhibition Omnia Communia Deserta by Mona Vǎtǎmanu & Florin Tudor offers a reflection on architecture in relation to ideologies, politics, and public space. Following on from these problematics, the public programme In Between Utopia & Failure aims to resituate the issues present in the exhibition within the local context of Brussels.

Throughout a series of events — including film screenings and talks — the programme will address the Belgian capital’s socio-political situation, ranging from its relationship to the past and its intensive post-war urban development, to its inherently political and international character.

In both cases of Bucharest and Brussels, the prevailing powers in the 1960s and 1970s and their ideologies made a lasting imprint on the urban landscapes, driven by a similar desire for modernity to erase past developments. What do we inherit from the ruins of these utopias? How can we apprehend the chasm between the grandiloquence of their origins and their fall? How are we to behave within these spaces today? What progress is still possible? Over the course of four chapters, the programme will endeavor to rethink and discuss the concept of modernity in a decompartmentalized and global manner, using artistic, philosophical, and sociological proposals as a framework.

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25.11
MY BELOVED BUCHAREST

Screening of Gagarin’s Tree (2016) by Mona Vǎtǎmanu & Florin Tudor, followed by a videoconference with Mona Vǎtǎmanu & Florin Tudor, and Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, moderated by Vlad Ionescu.

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3.12
WTC A Love Story

Screening of WTC A Love Story (2020) by Lietje Bauwens and Wouter De Raeve, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Please note that we can only offer the screening of WTC A LOVE STORY in Belgium.
Limited online access through geoblocking enables the filmmakers to submit their work to international film festivals.

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8.12
BRUSSELS, THE FALL OF IDEOLOGY

Online screenings of Waarover men niet spreekt 2: Alice in Wonderland (1986) by Jef Cornelis; Charlie De Pauw: promoteur (1983) by Claude Lebrun, followed by a talk with Ludovic Lamant.

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9.12
INHABITING THE IMPASSE OF MODERNITY

Online screenings of Altogether (2008) by Herman Asselberghs; Mall of Europe (2018) by Emma van der Put in presence of the artists, in conversation with Gery Leloutre.

The event will be complemented by the screening of Our City (2014) by Maria Tarantino, available on our platform during the week of the event.

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The events will be livestreamed. The link will be forwarded before the event if you registered. Book your ticket here : https://www.eventbrite.be/o/la-loge-30292559902

Visit our website for further information: www.la-loge.be
For any other questions email info@la-loge.be

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This programme was conceived in partnership with ARGOS, Centre for audiovisual arts in Brussels, and the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC).

With: Herman Asselberghs, Lietje Bauwens & Wouter De Raeve, Jef Cornelis, Vlad Ionescu, Ludovic Lamant, Gery Leloutre, Maria Tarantino, Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu, Emma van der Put, Mona Vǎtǎmanu & Florin Tudor.

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Dates

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Timetable

Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 7:00 PM

Place

La Loge [ONLINE]

T. +32 2 644 42 48
M. info@la-loge.be
http://www.la-loge.be

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Prices

Free

Organiser

La Loge