On 18 September, A+ architecture in Belgium and BOZAR ARCHITECTURE are inviting Paola Viganò for a discussion with the philosopher, economist and architect Philippe Van Parijs on the topic of horizontality. This conversation will close this summer’s exhibition Horizontal Metropolis: a radical project in the Centre for Fine Arts of which Viganò is the curator.

Paola Viganò is an Italian architect and urban designer. She has a PhD in Architecture and Urban Design, and has been a lecturer in Urban Design at the University of Venice (IUAV) for several years. In 1990, she and Bernardo Secchi founded Studio, an architecture and urban design bureau involved in several European projects. In 2008, Studio was one of the teams selected for research on ‘Grand Paris’ and since then it has worked on several projects for large metropolitan regions, such as ‘Brussels 2040’ and ‘New Moscow’. Studio has also worked on a series of projects in Belgium, including the theaterplein and Spoor Noord park in Antwerp and, more recently, the masterplan for the New-South urban development, also in Antwerp. In 2016, Paola Viganò was awarded the Flemish Culture Award for Architecture (Ultima Architectuur).

Coproduction: A+ Architecture in Belgium, BOZAR
Main sponsor: Atenor Structural
Partner: FEBELCEM Partner: Flemish government, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Federation Wallonia-Brussels, Walloon Region