The best in contemporary Belgian architecture, Inventories #2

The best in contemporary Belgian architecture, Inventories #2
by The Cass London Metropolitan University
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA
The Cass, Inventaires. Mundaneum, architect - Coton Lelion Nottebaert. Image © Joseph Falzon
The Cass London Metropolitan University will launch Inventories #2, an exhibition presenting comics and illustrations that showcase the best in contemporary Belgian architecture. Running from 6-27 April at the Cass Bank Gallery and organised by Wallonia-Brussels Architecture, the exhibition will present 28 projects by 25 illustrators.
Inventories #2 will run as part of a wider cultural programme at The Cass London Metropolitan University entitled ‘What About Belgian Architecture?’. The season aims to promote Wallonia-Brussels architecture and will involve a series of lectures and exhibitions that will run from April-October 2017.

The exhibition showcases selected works from the third volume of Belgian publication Inventaires. The book published by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Architecture Unit) focuses on contemporary Belgian Architecture and was founded in 2010. The publication is run by managing editors and curators of the exhibition Xavier Lelion and Anne Sophie Nottebaert of Brussels-based architectural practice Coton_Lelion_Nottebaert.The book is available online and from the nearby Whitechapel Gallery bookshop.

Comics are a hallmark of Belgian culture and artists have regularly used this medium to respond to architecture. In the exhibition, comic strips by Belgium artists explore the narrative of each selected building and are presented next to architectural plans by the architects. These works display the visual and experiential relationship between people and the built environment.

The exhibition will feature mounted display racks for visitors to read each architectural project in a comic like way, each more
Wallonia-Brussells Architecture Inventor
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The Cass Bank Gallery, Central House, 59
-63 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7PF
From 6 to 27 April, 2017
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 11-6, Sat: 11-5
Private View
6 April 2017, Cass Bank Gallery.
(Opening Lecture by MSA and Dessin et Construction with introduction William Mann, 6.30-7.30pm, 6 April, First Floor Central House)