Precarious Pavilions —
the publication
towards a different approach
of space-making

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Precarious Pavilions unfolded in four phases over the years 2018 – 2019. In four different cities (Ghent, Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven), during four different seasons (summer, autumn, winter, spring), four different artists/collectives responded to the question:

How can we think about architecture —the creation of space— within an unstable world? How can the notion of precarity offer a lens through which to rethink our ways of living and the infrastructure we construct for it?

This publication does not try to offer an analytic report of the four artistic contributions that were created. The objective is rather to create an addition that thinks along the ideas, atmospheres, and characteristics of the different pavilions.

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2019 /          Curated by / Text: Michiel Vandevelde Graphic design: Ward Heirwegh Web design: Mathieu Serruys Published: Many Variations Publishers Production: Disagree. vzw Financial Management: Klein Verzet vzw With the support of: The Flemish Government

Pavilion #0 —

Ward Heirwegh / Sleeperhold Publications and common room

Pictures: Michiel Vandevelde
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Pavilion #1 —
Don’t eat the microphone

Veridiana Zurita, Petra Van Dyck and Lea Dietschmann
1 june 2018 — 30 june 2018
Institute Dr. Guislain, Ghent

Participating guests: Eli Noé and Christoph Moonen, Carolina Mendonça, Elke Van Campenhout, Helena Dietrich, Lara Garcia Diaz, a.pass, BAVO, Pierre Rubio & Vanja Smiljanic, Christophe Meierhans and Valentine Kempynck
Communication: Eva Decaesstecker
Pictures: Michiel Vandevelde
Coproduction: Vooruit
Presented by: Vooruit and centrum De Meander / Campus Dr. Guislain

Pavilion #2 —
The new local

9 October 2018 — 13 October 2018
Place de la Monnaie, Brussels

Created by: Lietje Bauwens and Wouter De Raeve (431)
Participating guests: Sepake Angiama, Sepideh Ardalani, Martin Belou, Rozalinda Borcilă, Mihaela Brebenel, Thomas Decreus, Helena Dietrich, Guy Gypens, Ola Hassanain, Onyeka Igwe, Catalina Insignares, Latitude, Sasha Litvintseva, Carolina Mendonça, Hana Miletić, Parasite 2.0, Jeroen Peeters, Naïmé Perrette, Dennis Pohl, Thomas Proksch, C. K. Raju, Lili M. Rampre, Kristupas Sabolius, Slow Reading Club, Femke Snelting, Vivien Tauchmann, Kurt Tichy, Sofie Van Bruystegem, Mijke van der Drift, Ingrid Vranken, Beny Wagner, Inigo Wilkins, Alex Zakkas, Zenne garden Pictures: Stine Sampers, Naïmé Perrette and Cillian O’Neill
Coproduction: Kaaitheater, Constant vzw
With the support of: VGC (De Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie)
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Pavilion #3 —
Atlas Unlimited (Act IV): ‘Europa’

Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne
16 December 2018 — 13 January 2019

With: Zakaria Almoutlak
Assisted by: Sien Van Dycke
Builders: De Loizemaanen and Tim Vanhentenryk
Sound design: David Helbich, Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne
Voice actors: Zakaria Almoutlak, Leonie Buysse, Ghassan Maasri
Translation: Sien Van Dycke and Maram Mansor
Performance on December 16th by: Zakaria Almoutlak, Omar Maad, Atta Nasser
Pictures: Stine Sampers and Tomas Uyttendaele
Coproduction: deSingel, Extra City Kunsthal, Netwerk Aalst, The Great Indoors vzw
With the support of: the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Precarious pavilion #4 —
No Peaks
Pieterjan Ginckels
4 — 31 May 2019

Participating guests: local skate community (together with TWITS), Svizzera Intl., Paradigm Weekly Collective
Production assistant: Jara Vlaeminckx
Pictures: Olmo Peeters, Pieterjan Ginckels and Michiel Vandevelde
Coproduction: 30CC
With the support of: Stad en Architectuur, Cas-co (Leuven), KU Leuven Department of Architecture
Thanks to: Veerle Van Schoelant