Project: organizing the Delta Atelier trajectory
Beneficiary: Architecture Workroom Brussels vzw (AWB)
Budget: € 60.000
Period: 2019 – 2020
The Flemish architect Joachim Declerck of Architecture Workroom Brussels vzw (AWB) was appointed as curator for the Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale (IABR) for the 2018 and 2020 editions together with the Flemish architect Leo van Broeck and the Dutch Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade. decided to have both the 2018 and 2020 biennials take place in Rotterdam and in Brussels. Under the heading "THE MISSING LINK," they connected the theme of the biennials on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate treaty.
During the 2018 biennial, the curators started a process in which architects, landscape architects, urban planners and artists contributed ideas on spatial planning, urban planning, landscape architecture, planning, policy development, knowledge sharing, climate change, energy transition, water management, food production, creative activity and industry, impact investing or social entrepreneurship. More than at a classical architecture biennale, social-spatial innovation was central. That will also be the case in 2020. During the second biennial under the name "THE MISSING LINK", the concrete results from the Delta Atelier trajectory will be crossed and benchmarked with other international projects, expertise and practices.