On the 14th of April, KU Leuven organises an international symposium at the Egmont Palace in Brussels in collaboration with TU Eindhoven and the Belgian and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This symposium sets out to approach Belgian and Dutch embassy buildings as multi-layered projects of representation through a series of thematic sessions bringing together diplomats and officials of the Belgian and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, architects, artists, interior designers and academic researchers. For more information on the programme, see the symposium's website http://www.belgiananddutchembassybuildings.be.
The symposium consists of 5 sessions
- Session 1: The embassy as research topic
- Session 2: The embassy as patrimony
- Session 3: The embassy as architectural assignment
- Session 4: The embassy as interior design assignment
- Session 5: The embassy as venue for art
Entrance is free, but registration before the 6th of April is mandatory: http://www.belgiananddutchembassybuildings.be/register/.