Lecture and discussion between Marie-José Van Hee and David Kohn, 30 September 2015, Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven, Brussels

Marie-José Van Hee and David Kohn will discuss design approaches that foreground human life and the passage of time in architecture, illustrated by their own projects. From conversations with clients to the tracing of a line in a sketch, from gauging the pitch of a façade to the framing of late afternoon light, they will explore a shared concern for placing inhabitation centre stage and the process by which a humanistic vision of architecture and the city can be achieved. They will consider if this approach offers resistance against the acceleration and systematisation of design processes in contemporary practice.