The Berlage

Keynote Orange Room

It is Not a Matter of

Jan de Vylder/AJDVIV

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Restoration of Palais des Expo, Charleroi, Belgium. (Photo: Filip Dujardin)

Jan De Vylder and Inge Vinck are co-founders of jan de vylder architecten (JDV A – 2007 to 2010 ) and architecten de vylder vinck taillieu (A DVVT – 2010 to 2019) and recently of architecten jan de vylder inge vinck / inge vinck jan de vylder architecten (A JDVIV / IVJDV A – ETC since 2019). A JDVIV / IVJDV A is a multi-disciplinary practice in which the making and the thinking are deeply imbedded. The baselines UNIVERSUM CARROUSEL JOURNEY as also FORM LIFE URGE do give image to that. Experiments like THAT IS DOES NOT LOOKS GOOD MAKES THAT IT LOOKES GOOD as movements from DO-IT-YOURSELF to DO-IT-TOGETHER give background to projects like house ROT-ELLEN-BERG as the free space for psychiatric clinic CARITAS to the proposal of strategy for the PALAIS DES EXPOS. And so much more. Inge Vinck is a professor at the Kunst Akademie in Dusseldorf and Jan De Vylder is holding chair at the ETH Zurich. A JDVIV / IVJDV has received many recognitions throughout the years amongst the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennial as also being finalist of the European Prize for Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award as also the Schelling Prize. 

The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This fall semester, speakers include Jan de Vylder/AJDVIV, Dan Stubbergaard/Cobe, Fabrizio Ballabio, Angelo Candalepas, Marlon Blackwell, Cecilia Puga, and Carmody Groarke.