Programme

8:30-9:00: Start Registrations

9:10-9:30: Welcome and introduction

Speakers:

  • Prof. dr. Fredie Floré (KU Leuven) or prof. dr. Anne-Françoise Morel (KU Leuven)
  • Mr. Peter Moors, Chairman of the Management Committee of the
    Federal Public Service (FPS) Foreign Affairs

9:30-10:30: Session 1: The embassy as research topic

Speakers:

  • Hélène Damen (TU Eindhoven)
  • Bram De Maeyer (KU Leuven)

Session Chair: Dr. Lucas Elmenhorst

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:00: 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

Session Chair: To be confirmed

12:00-13:00: Lunch break

13:00-14:00: 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.

Session Chair: Prof. dr. Rika Devos (ULB)

14:00-15:00: Session 4: The embassy as interior design assignment

Speakers:

  • Interior Designer of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sandra de Steur
  • Presentation on interior design of Belgian embassies, to be confirmed

Session Chair: Dr. Inge Somers (University of Antwerp)

15:00-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-17:00: Session 5: The embassy as venue for art

Speakers:

  • 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
  • Session Chair: To be confirmed

17:00: Closing Remarks

Speakers:

  • Prof. dr. Bernard Colenbrander (TU Eindhoven)
  • Prof. dr. Fredie Floré or prof. dr. Anne-Françoise Morel

17:30: Reception