Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
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Exhibition opening: Shopping Towns Europe 1945-1975

Thursday, 6 April 2017


On April 25, the ‘Shopping Towns Europe 1945-1975’ exhibition opens at the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) in Belgium. This exhibition, which has been curated by Dr. Janina Gosseye (University of Queensland) and Prof. Tom Avermaete (TUDelft, The Netherlands), explores the introduction and dissemination of the regional shopping centre in Europe between 1945 and 1975, drawing on findings from the eponymous book that was published by Bloomsbury earlier this year.

At the opening, Christoph Grafe (director of the Flanders Architecture Institute) will first welcome guests. Janina Gosseye will subsequently introduce the exhibition with a brief lecture, which focuses particularly on the Milton Keynes shopping centre. Finally, Tom Avermaete will moderate a debate between Christopher Woodward (architect of the Milton Keynes shopping centre), Prof. Hilde Heynen (KULeuven) and Janina Gosseye.

Guest will then be invited to visit the exhibition, where a reception will be held.
The opening event is free, but you need to register: www.vai.be/inschrijven

More information on the exhibition can be found here: https://www.vai.be/en/event/exhibition-architecture-cabinet-shopping-towns-europe