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RECOLLECTING LANDSCAPES: LOOKING BEYOND THE PRESENT REALITY
Over a period of more than a century, sixty landscapes in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, have been photographed four times by four different photographers in 1904, 1980, 2004 and 2014. This exceptional collection gives an in-depth view of different sorts of suburbanisation but also informs our changing perceptions of agriculture and the built environment, of nature, landscape and their preservation, and also of the photographers’ techniques and approaches. Rephotography is an old and well-known procedure for capturing transformation and evolution over time, and is worldwide more and more used in various circumstances and for multiple purposes. This timely aspect inspires further a reflexion on the use of prospects, scenarios and narratives in the field of urbanism and landscape design, all disciplines that are profoundly involved in looking beyond the present reality.
ABOUT PIETER UYTTENHOVE
Pieter Uyttenhove is P.P. Rubens Visiting Professor and full professor in Theory and History of Urbanism, and he was Head of the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at Ghent University until 2014. He studied urban planning at the Institut d’urbanisme de Paris (IUP, Paris XII) and engineer-architect at Leuven University. He made his doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris in 1999 and taught at Leuven University and Columbia University. IN 1992-1993, he coordinated the architectural and urbanism program of Antwerp 93, cultural capital of Europe. Doctoral research is done under his supervision on 19th and 20th century theory and history of urbanism, the imagery of landscape, knowledge and the city, history of modern road infrastructure, development of landscape design, Cold War heritage, planning and design of green infrastructure, etc. He is co-director of Labo S, the UGent laboratory for applied and design research on urbanism and heritage, First World War landscapes and villages, etc.
He published in national and international periodicals as A+, A+U, Archis, De Architect, European Planning Studies, Faces, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Landscape Research, Library Trends, Planning Perspectives, Storia Urbana, Techniques & Architecture, Urbanisme, etc. He is author of several books, e.g. Beaudouin et Lods (Éditions du Patrimoine, Paris, 2012); Stadland België. Hoofdstukken van de geschiedenis van de stedenbouw (A&S/books, Ghent, 2011) ; Marcel Lods (1891-1978) : action, architecture, histoire (Verdier, Paris, 2009) ; De wederopbouw van Leuven na 1914 (University Press Leuven, 1991, with co-author J. Celis) ; and editor of various collective books, e.g. Recollecting Landscapes. Rephotography, Memory and Transformation 1904-1980-2004-2014 (Roma Publications, Amsterdam, 2018, with co-editor B. Notteboom) ; Labo S Works 2004-2014. A landscape perspective on urbanism (Ghent, Academia Press, 2015, with several authors) ; Information and Space. Analogies and Metaphors (Library Trends, 2013) ; Taking Sides (Antwerp, 1993) ; Photographies d’architecte (Centre Pompidou/CCI, Paris, 1992) ; Le dessin et l’architecte (Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 1992).
He was curator of exhibitions in the Centre Pompidou and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, and of ‘Recollecting Landscapes 1904-1980-2004’ in the Museum of Contemporary Arts (SMAK) in Ghent, 2006.