Unrealised. Never-Built Maastricht

15 November 2017 – 1 April 2018
The exhibition Unrealised. Never-Built Maastrichtprovides insight into the combined complexity within which urban planners, architects, landscape designers, politicians, and project developers work.
Guided tour

Curatortour Unvollendete. Nooit gebouwd Maastricht

17 February – 14 April 2018
Remco Beckers, projectleider bij Bureau Europa en curator van de tentoonstelling Unvollendete. Nooit gebouwd Maastricht geeft een curatortour op 17 februari, 17 maart en 14 april.

Unrealised. Never Built Maastricht

15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018
Why do architecturally ambitious projects sometimes stagnate? What factors affect the success or failure of urban plans? Unrealised. Never Built Maastricht looks at the complexity faced by urban designers, architects, landscape designers, politicians and project developers. In the interplay of city planning, policy papers, public opinion, economic climate, cultural zeitgeist, adaptive designers, Bureau Europa wants to advocate for the experimental. Referencing Schubert’s unfinished symphony, Bureau Europa investigates how Maastricht would look if some of its unsuccessful projects were realised.

De Toonzaal #2: Chantal Le Doux

7 March – 15 April 2018
De Toonzaal offers a window to visual artists, designers, and architects. Adjacent to the street, they can show work that investigates, expresses, or critically addresses the public domain – the place where we meet or meet each other and ‘the other’ – an encounter that appears under threat because, increasingly, it is less a norm in the current political climate. Chantal Le Doux is the second artist they will meet.

Museum Night Maastricht

13 – 14 April 2018
On Friday 13 April, the third Museum Night Maastricht takes place, and 13 art institutions will stay open until 1 o’clock at night!

Children's workshop

4 January 2018
On 4 January, a workshop to build a model will be given by the visual artist and art education teacher Sandrien Wansink. This free workshop is for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and lasts an hour and a half.
Exhibition & presentations

Enterprising Designers - The Renaissance of Manufacturing Culture in Maastricht

10 November 2017 – 7 January 2018
Enterprising Designers (Ondernemende Ontwerpers) showcases talent from different design disciplines and generations. They operate on the basis of their knowledge and skills, often crossing the boundaries of their respective fields. Every fortnight a new trio is featured, representing specific positions in their design discipline. They are also forerunners of current trends and design tendencies.

New Year's Reception 2018

11 January 2018
This year Bureau Europa shall together with Marres, House for Contemporary Culture organize the joint New Year’s reception of the Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht, Van Eyck, Marres, Hogeschool Zuyd, and Bureau Europa

Design your City: a philosophy put into practice

31 January 2018
Why is Maastricht such an attractive city to urban planners and urban designers? Probably because of Maastricht's historic structure and it's recent urban development projects. The city is continually evolving in a well-considered and steady process. But how does this development take place, which ways of thinking does it embody, and how are these put into practice? Art historian JacobVoorthuis and urban sociologist Hans Hoorn will discuss these topics.

2nd lecture of Stad en Spoor: New regional connectivity: From Hyperlocal to Interregional

7 February 2018
Stedenbouw, verkeerskunde en regionale connectiviteit ontmoeten elkaar rondom het station. Het station is niet alleen een knooppunt in de stad, maar ook op regionaal, zelfs Euregionaal vlak op het snijvlak van economische, culturele en ecologische belangen waar de stad Maastricht zich in de 21e eeuw voor inzet.

House / Care/ Architecture

7 February 2018
A debate that addresses institutional requirements and ‘care norms’ and questions the presumed goodness of domesticity.

De Toonzaal: Joep Hinssen

11 January – 25 February 2018
De Toonzaal biedt beeldend kunstenaars, ontwerpers en architecten een venster. Grenzend aan de straat tonen zij werk dat onderzoekend, beelden of kritisch ingaat op vraagstukken gerelateerd aan het publieke domein.

Is it Realised? Christophe van Gerrewey and Huub Smeets about utopias in practice

1 March 2018
Architecture philosopher and author Christophe van Gerrewey and Huub Smeets, former director of Urban Development in Maastricht, will discuss utopianism and praxis in architecture, urban design, and reality.

Election debate: The future of the city, Maastricht

7 March 2018
Have you decided for whom you shall vote? Municipal elections take place on Wednesday, 21 March. There are, of course, lots of issues to consider, including the cityscape, the development of Maastricht, and the improvement of urban quality.

E-Words starts in Maastricht on 8 March

8 March 2018
The Europe for Citizens grant is a European subsidy for projects that enable a better understanding of citizenship in the European Union, with a view to its history and diversity. The honoured programmes focus on commemoration, collective history, and democratic values and awareness. In 2017, the grant was awarded to the E-Words project. Following on from the launch in Siena on 12 October 2017, the first activity takes place on 8 March: a webinar between Maastricht University and the University of Siena in which students and the public can debate themes of identity and human rights.
Chidren's workshop

Making scale models: build your future city

13 – 15 March 2018
Two children’s workshops for children aged 8 to 12 are planned as part of the exhibition Unrealised. Never-Built Maastricht.

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