Ruimteveldwerk (RVW), founded in 2013, is an Antwerp-Leuven-Brussels (BE) based interdisciplinary collective dealing with the urban environment and its users. The collective’s intention is to study ‘the place’ of vulnerable populations in the public sphere.
By approaching questions on minorities in public spaces, RVW aims to open up the boundaries of the architectural discipline and rethink the architect’s role. In partnerships, we explore the interfaces between architecture, urbanism, sociology, history, art and activism.
RVW’s working methods consist of implementing strategies/scenarios as layers onto urban contexts – by means of architectural incentives. These activations intensify social networks and make socio-spatial frameworks negotiable.