In the fall of 2019, for its 27th edition, the Belgian festival of arts and architecture Europalia invites UCLouvain-LOCI’s Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning to take part in its program. Since 2013, the Faculty has participated in this great international festival which happens every two years, transmitting the essence of the cultural heritage of a guest country.
(See the productions of LOCI:
• India, Lab-Istanbul collections [http://www.lab-istanbul.be],
• Europalia Indonesia [https://europalia.eu/en/article/specific-generic-ethnic_1186.html]).
In 2019, it will be Romania’s turn to be welcomed by the Europalia Festival. For UCLouvain-LOCI, it will be the opportunity to find a specific program focused on the richness of the history of this country, its specific typo-morphology and its methods of construction. The faculty is always interested in the contemporary issues that are at stake in the country invited by Europalia, while encouraging an intercultural dialogue between the arts of space, cinema, drawing, architecture and urbanism. The aim of the project will be to communicate about architecture in Romania in a transversal way, articulating different points of view through original events. KULeuven University (BE) and Ion Mincu (RO) are joining this project to feed exhibitions and debates.