Conversation on Public Art and Contested Heritage online


with Samuel Saelemakers, Neal Shashore, Ellis Woodman, Architecture Foundation, London/UK

Samuel Saelemakers, the Curator of the City of Antwerp's Public Art Collection is joined by architect Aslı Çiçek in a discussion focussed on their project for the representation of often culturally problematic public sculptures held in storage at Middelheim Sculpture Park. The architectural historian Dr Neal Shasore brings a British perspective to a conversation about strategies for reframing objects of contested heritage.

About the series:
In the first of a series of online seasons addressing the development of particular cities, the (Architecture Foundation and Brickworks Vande Moortel present a series of films focussed on the Belgian city of Antwerp. The season, which has been developed with support from the Flemish Architecture Institute and Flanders House, will comprise films about recent buildings in Antwerp as well as issues of city-wide concern.

recorded in February 2021, broadcasted in May 2021.