Publications
Tales of the Invisible City
0 Comments
For subscribers
Our Colonial Legacy

Tales of the Invisible City

(Kristiaan Borret) The Low Countries - 2005, № 13, pp. 252-253

This is an article from our print archives. Please be patient as we have to scan it

As the capital of the then Belgian Congo, Kinshasa occupies an important place in the history of Belgian architecture and urban planning. The development of the capital was an outstanding project of Belgian Modernity; but nowadays that modernist quality is only one of the many realities of Kinshasa. ‘Kinshasa. Tales of the Invisible City' deals with the complex reality of Kinshasa as a post-colonial Central African city. Anthropologist Filip de Boeck and photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart, together with architect/curator Koen van Synghel, put together an award-winning exhibition and book on this theme for the Belgian pavilion at the 2004 International Architecture Biennale in Venice. (Filip de Boeck & Marie-Françoise Plissart, Kinshasa. Tales of the Invisible City. Ghent, 2004)

Continue reading?

The article you want to access is behind a paywall. You can purchase this article or subscribe to access all the low countries articles.

€4/month

Sign in

Register or sign in to read or purchase an article.

Sorry

You are visiting this website through a public account.
This allows you to read all articles, but not buy any products.

Important to know


When you subscribe, you give permission for an automatic re-subscription. You can stop this at any time by contacting philippe.vanwalleghem@onserfdeel.be.