Programme

(preliminary programme)

9:00-9:30: Welcome and introduction
– Dhr. Peter Moors, Chairman of the Management Committee of the
FPS Foreign Affairs
– Prof. dr. Fredie Floré (KU Leuven) and prof. dr. Anne-Françoise Morel
(KU Leuven)

9:30-11:00: Session 1: The embassy as research topic
Speakers:
– Hélène Damen (TU Eindhoven)
– Bram De Maeyer (KU Leuven)

11:00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-13:00: Session 2: The embassy as patrimony
Speakers:
– Head of Real Estate Abroad of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jos Mandema
– Head of works, projects, FMIS & movable property of the FPS Foreign Affairs Markus Maes

13:00-14:00: Lunch break

14:00-15:00: Session 3: The embassy as architectural assignment  
Speakers:
– Architect Sebastian Moreno of A2M who designed the recently
completed Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo.
– Architect Maarten Steenbrink of Royal Haskoning who designed
the recently completed Dutch embassy in Bamako, Mali.

15:00-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-16:30: Session 4: The embassy as interior design assignment
Speakers:
– Interior Designer of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sandra de Steur
– Interior Designer of the FPS Foreign Affairs Gaëtane Van Hove

16:30-18:00: Session 5: The embassy as venue for art
– Art curator of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Philippien Noordam
– Art curator of the FPS Foreign Affairs Ilse Dauwe
– Director of the United Nations Division at the FPS Foreign Affairs Werner Bauwens and visual artist Lieven Lefere

18:00: Closing remarks
Speakers:
– Prof. dr. Bernard Colenbrander (TU Eindhoven)
– Prof. dr. Fredie Floré (KU Leuven)
– Prof. dr. Anne-Françoise Morel (KU Leuven)

18:30: Reception
Closing speech